Ask Gloria

Real Housewife of New York City Jill Zarin's mother, Gloria, responds to reader comments and questions.

Aug 4, 2009

Gloria-You Rock!
My 24 year old son is  moving home in a couple of weeks. Because he is working full time and going to  school, he just cannot afford living on his own and paying for school. We  discussed the ground rules prior to him moving in. He knows I love him very  much, but I am done taking care of him. We have been empty nesters for a few  years now. I am sure a few feathers will be ruffled, but it takes knowing you  must smooth them out each day. My husband is his  step-
father, and we discussed everything before  hand also. No wonder that ladies husband is complaining night and day...I  would be complaining too! My son is going to be paying a small amount to live  here.I will of course put that money away and give it to  him when he graduates. (shhh, he doesnt know that  part). I might be writing back soon to ask advice on how to deal with it..but  I think we have laid good ground work. Keep up the good advice.



Thank  you for your kind words.  I hope that everything works out for you.   Keep in touch.