If your adult child is moving back home with you in a time of crisis – or if they’ve never left your comfortable nest – it means they see you as a stable force in their life, a warm and welcoming parent who will be there for them through thick and thin. And the truth is, you want to be that parent who can solve everything for your child.
But when two generations of adults live in one household, it’s extremely easy for anger and resentment to build up on both sides. And once those bitter emotions have crept into a relationship, they are extremely difficult to overcome.
That’s why it’s critical that you and your adult child work together to develop communications techniques and strategies that will deal with negative feelings before they take over – and potentially damage your relationship with your child forever.