THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
My 17-year-old daughter is pregnant. She will be 18 by the time she gives birth. She's not in a relationship with the father and the father wants nothing to do with the baby. She has decided to keep the baby, even though every adult in her life has advised her against it. I've had several serious conversations with her about how she plans to raise this baby, and she said she would get a job. So I asked who was going to watch the kid while she was at work. And my daughter has maintained that "when I see my grandchild, I should want to be involved and this is a way I can help and bond with him or her." Here's the thing. Hell no. I'm not raising another baby. My daughter is my youngest and I'm done with raising children. But then I realized that if she has a job and is still living with us, there's going to be no choice. I'm going to practically raise the baby. This is so not fair to us. So, I told her she has until the baby is born to find a place to live. My husband is not on board with that at all. He says we need to help her and be compassionate. But why should we let her take advantage of us? I will help her get a job, find affordable housing, and be there for her in every way. I just will not raise this baby. That's reasonable...right?
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