Our eighteen-year-old daughter moved out last month because she does not want to live with the house rules and has a new boyfriend. She rents a room with her best friend whose father only charges her a couple of hundred dollars a month. She was approved for a government student loan, and is now spending out-of-control for her boyfriend's gas, allowance, and food. She now wants to introduce him to us. We taught her to save when she was young. What shall we do?
Meet her boyfriend. Your daughter is out on her own for the first time. That situation comes with a learning curve. The things you taught her will kick in, or she will learn. There is nothing for you to do except keep a relationship with her. If she wants you to meet the boyfriend, meet him. I wouldn't make a big deal out of it. Her spending is not your problem at this point. You need to let her decide who she is without interference. Hopefully, the boyfriend is a good person.
Updated on June 7, 2018
By MD Jackson MSIOP