Coddle Herder

My boyfriend’s enabling of his failure-to-launch 26-year-old son is seeming like a deal-breaker. Though his son’s very likable, he’s been fired from every job he’s had, including a well-paying delivery job I recently got him, after they perceived liability from his reckless, race-driving ways. His dad lent him a truck, pays the insurance, pays his cell-phone bill, and keeps rescuing him on his rent. He spends his days video gaming, getting stoned, and online dating. I was looking forward to getting married, but I don’t want my house at risk when his son calls for a bailout. I’m also not sure I want a man who doesn’t advance his kids to independence.


Childhood goes so fast. It’s only a matter of time before Cody is 85 and expected to post his own bail.