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I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month

 
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
Be proud of your son for being responsible enough to have 500 to loan you. You raised him!

Tell him you are getting old and ask him to look over your bills and hiw you spend money to make sure you are not missing anything.

Get a couple of your buddies to move in with you so you can all save money.

Put all your bills on budget billing so there are no surprises.


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Family is always there to help. Well, at least some of us still believe that! No shame, just pride that you raised a son who loves his parent.

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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
Had no other source to borrow from.

I will pay him back, but I feel so bad about having to ask him
for help.

Dang
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Didn't you raise him for 18 years by feeding, clothed and sheltering him?
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OP, I am 10,000% confident your son is not looking at you with contempt for needing money.

He likely feels terrible that you’re in the position you’re in, knowing you made enormous sacrifices for HIS benefit.

But whatever you do….

Do not EVER cause him to feel that he is somehow responsible for your situation (even if it’s true). It will alter his psychological foundation for the remainder of his life.

As men, we make sacrifices for our children.

As men, we take those sacrifices to our grave.

I wish you good health and good fortune in your remaining years.

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08/04/2022 07:59 PM
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
OP, not trying to bust your balls.

But next time build up a CASH emergency fund of $500-1000 and forget about it.

China laughs at us everyday because they know 90% of Americans can't come up with $500.
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08/04/2022 08:03 PM
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
I financed his University of Austin for 4 years. Cost me a fortune, still reeling from costs.

All worth it.
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Maybe he could start paying you back
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08/04/2022 08:23 PM
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
WHY WOULD YOU FEEL SHAME? THE REASON FAMILY EXISTS IS FOR MUTUAL SUPPORT.

THIS IS WHY WE'RE IN SUCH A FUCKED UP POSITION, EVERYONE IS SO FAR OUT OF WHACK FROM THE NORM THAT YOU DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW RELATIONSHIPS WORK.

BEFORE THERE WAS INSURANCE THERE WAS FAMILY.
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Exactly this.

By the time this demonic shite is over, we'll know that we only need our families - and big government will be done, it's already abandoned us.
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
i wish my phone would ring and i coul hear my Mom's voice aking me for a loan or anything else.
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hf
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08/04/2022 08:32 PM

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hf Good son!

Don't feel bad, everyone needs help sometimes. Be proud of yourself for raising an empathic young man.
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
i gave mine $5000 never wanted it back, when he got back on his feet he wanted to give it back I said no

he invested it and left it for me when he died
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08/04/2022 08:33 PM
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
Either one of my sons would loan me $1,000 if I needed it. But I don't ask. I'm happy they have income to go do things. I may be poor but I get by.
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
Had no other source to borrow from.

I will pay him back, but I feel so bad about having to ask him
for help.

Dang
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Look at it like this....

what if years ago, your dad had called you and needed a couple of bucks.

I bet, you, like most of his here would have said : What do you need, Pop? 500...take 1,000.

I'm betting your son feels the same.

Don't sweat it.
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i wish my phone would ring and i coul hear my Mom's voice aking me for a loan or anything else.
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Me, too.

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i wish my phone would ring and i coul hear my Mom's voice aking me for a loan or anything else.
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hf
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Yep. To buy her breakfast, take her grocery or thrift store shopping....

I miss her.
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08/04/2022 08:37 PM
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
Be grateful he has done well enough to have it for you
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08/04/2022 08:40 PM
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
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OP, I am 10,000% confident your son is not looking at you with contempt for needing money.

He likely feels terrible that you’re in the position you’re in, knowing you made enormous sacrifices for HIS benefit.

But whatever you do….

Do not EVER cause him to feel that he is somehow responsible for your situation (even if it’s true). It will alter his psychological foundation for the remainder of his life.

As men, we make sacrifices for our children.

As men, we take those sacrifices to our grave.


I wish you good health and good fortune in your remaining years.

.
 Quoting: Zovalex


Not all "fathers" are men. But your message goes both ways: sometimes children also make great sacrifices for their parent(s) and take it to the grave.

Good on you, Zovalex.

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08/04/2022 08:55 PM
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
What about next month?
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08/04/2022 09:07 PM
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
Had no other source to borrow from.

I will pay him back, but I feel so bad about having to ask him
for help.

Dang
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 50463033


No need to feel any shame.

Many of us are going through tough times.

I’d just feel fortunate to have a nice son.
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
id happily borrow to my parents. dont feel bad they are destroying us we have to survive so we can destroy them.
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
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i wish my phone would ring and i coul hear my Mom's voice aking me for a loan or anything else.
.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 83782514


Me, too.

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hugs

i wish my phone would ring and i coul hear my Mom's voice aking me for a loan or anything else.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 83782514


hf
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 82499145


Yep. To buy her breakfast, take her grocery or thrift store shopping....

I miss her.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 83937132


hugs
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
I recently gave my dad 2 thousand to fix his teeth, told him it's a gift. Not a loan. Fuck money. Based on his past behavior towards me I would be justified in giving him nothing but that's not a good way to be
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hesright
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08/04/2022 09:22 PM
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
Had no other source to borrow from.

I will pay him back, but I feel so bad about having to ask him
for help.

Dang
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 50463033


Sorry to hear. Do what you can as hard as you can.
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
Some of us are reading these neat stories of father/son relationship and are wondering why our fathers were so terrible..

I'm always ready to take care of my parents, but there's something wrong if they decide to live irresponsibly and guilt trip the children into taking care of them (for decades) so that they can continue being irresponsible

A full, healthy relationship with friends, family, anyone should be cherished.. some people are just so selfish they aren't capable
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08/04/2022 09:24 PM
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old fucks like you dying
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Get hit by a fast moving bus tomorrow. Please.
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08/04/2022 09:27 PM
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
Well, we cant get hired for a job! Only woke noserings or pc candidates, over 40 need not apply! Degree or no degree!
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08/04/2022 09:29 PM
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
A lot of people are experiencing or will be experiencing hardship. Here in the UK gas and electricity are being hiked to double what they were a year ago - petrol has gone up by an extra 70 pence a litre this year - it makes me think this will cause decreased spending as households are forced to pay everything to the power gas/electricity /oil companies forcing recession/ depression - and many businesses will go out of business - many products will no longer be available as necessities become paramount.


The money will be in the hands of the power giants to fill these gaps in the market - and we will all be at their mercy as they monopolise.


The more you think it through - the worse it gets.
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A lot of people are experiencing or will be experiencing hardship. Here in the UK gas and electricity are being hiked to double what they were a year ago - petrol has gone up by an extra 70 pence a litre this year - it makes me think this will cause decreased spending as households are forced to pay everything to the power gas/electricity /oil companies forcing recession/ depression - and many businesses will go out of business - many products will no longer be available as necessities become paramount.


The money will be in the hands of the power giants to fill these gaps in the market - and we will all be at their mercy as they monopolise.


The more you think it through - the worse it gets.
 Quoting: HairyBarbarian



I can't say how accurate the following is, but it is another form/ method of monopolisation by the giants:


"...Ambani led group has entered into the distribution business of Pharmaceutical and consumer goods including Staples and FMCG products. This move of theirs will ring a death bell to a majority of business houses who are into distribution business. Here they have applied the same strategy which they used while launching Jio mobile service. First they provide the goods at catchy discounts to retailer's by passing on the huge discount that they gain by direct negotiations with FMCG manufacturers as well as direct procurement of staples from the farmer's. Over the course the current distribution network will collapse and Reliance group will monopolize the segment after which they are going to dictate the price for what every Indian spread on his dining table."


[link to en.wikipedia.org (secure)]


The connection here is between staples/ commodities and distribution.







The key problem I have with the power supply giants is the connection to power source (and derivative "industry").
HairyBarbarian
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
You gave him life. You deserve $5,000,000.
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
I think you're being too hard on yourself. I haven't always been stable and on my feet so to speak so my dad has helped me out a lot in my past and I appreciate him and everything he has done. I wouldn't hesitate to loan him every dollar I have and wouldn't care if he ever paid me back. It's the circle of life man.
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Re: I FEEL SHAME: I am 62 and had to borrow $500 from son to survive this month
A lot of people are experiencing or will be experiencing hardship. Here in the UK gas and electricity are being hiked to double what they were a year ago - petrol has gone up by an extra 70 pence a litre this year - it makes me think this will cause decreased spending as households are forced to pay everything to the power gas/electricity /oil companies forcing recession/ depression - and many businesses will go out of business - many products will no longer be available as necessities become paramount.


The money will be in the hands of the power giants to fill these gaps in the market - and we will all be at their mercy as they monopolise.


The more you think it through - the worse it gets.
 Quoting: HairyBarbarian



I can't say how accurate the following is, but it is another form/ method of monopolisation by the giants:


"...Ambani led group has entered into the distribution business of Pharmaceutical and consumer goods including Staples and FMCG products. This move of theirs will ring a death bell to a majority of business houses who are into distribution business. Here they have applied the same strategy which they used while launching Jio mobile service. First they provide the goods at catchy discounts to retailer's by passing on the huge discount that they gain by direct negotiations with FMCG manufacturers as well as direct procurement of staples from the farmer's. Over the course the current distribution network will collapse and Reliance group will monopolize the segment after which they are going to dictate the price for what every Indian spread on his dining table."


[link to en.wikipedia.org (secure)]


The connection here is between staples/ commodities and distribution.







The key problem I have with the power supply giants is the connection to power source (and derivative "industry").
 Quoting: HairyBarbarian



Up until April 2023, they can't take energy debt from benefits - (which means if you owe - it is automatically taken from your benefits) - so, I think at the moment they are capped from increasing energy supply amounts to people on benefits but only up until then - I am not sure exactly.


I just think it stinks how we are trapped in a system where they can hike living expenses for basics - then extract the extortion without us being able to do anything or have a say. It's like a horrible trap - and who knows the way out?


Over here they can automatically take from wages too - even if it is unfair or contested - and contest in the courts can be very unfair too. It's a horrible trap - everywhere.
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