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Experience:  Clinical Psychology PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in marriage/family, teens and child psychology.
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My son never worked, but he things he should have been a

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my son never worked, but he things he should have been a mullti Millionaire,
although I have given him a house clear tittle, and an investment with $100.000 annual income, shares cars cash, and private education, he blames me for getting in to drugs,
stating he never had enough money to go out and party, that is way he choose dob to
past his time with his friends, it was a cheap way out, I feel guilty, we haven't had a happy day for over 25 years now, what can I do? I am 75 years old with one lung, weak hart and four cancers, he could not care less, please help me
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 2 years ago.
This website DOES NOT constitute treatment and only provides information and advice. For treatment (therapy and/or medications) you must go to a licensed professional in your area. Please note that anything said here is not private or confidential, as this is a public forum.
Hello, I am very sorry that you are having these issues with your son, I can understand how distressing this can be for you. I would like to ask you a couple questions to get a better idea of your situation, so that I can better assist you.
1. I am not sure why you feel guilty over the choices your son has made regarding his drug use and not making the effort to meet his potential?
2. I understand that you are looking for help, but if your so n will not acknowledge that he must take responsibility for his actions and how his life has proceeded than are you willing to accept there may be nothing you can do as you have no control over his behavior and actions?
3. Have you considered seeking psychotherapy for yourself to accept that your son is the one who chose this life and that it was not your fault, no matter what he says?