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Back when young ScaryDuck worked in the Dole office rather than simply queuing in it, he had to deal with a claimant brought in by his mum. She did all the talking. He was 40 years old.

Have you had to deal with over-protective parents? Get your Dad to tell us all about it.

(, Thu 10 Sep 2009, 15:13)
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Sometimes the only way you learn is my experiencing the heartache for yourself
Someone can tell you whats going to happen, but you have to feel it for yourself. I'd say the girl's in this situation - I'd let her go but explain the situation and what will probably happen, and make it clear there is always a safe and loving home to come back to. But ultimately she's going to have to see for herself firsthand and learn from that.
(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 10:47, 1 reply)
Good thinking, that.
Surely, if he stops her from going she'll resent him for it, and she seems mature enough to learn the lessons that await her.
(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 10:52, closed)
That would be how I'd look at it
Would be an easy situation to get wrong on his behalf - doesn't want to be seen as preachy and controlling. And its true that people have to learn their own lessons in their own way; all he can do is offer advice and she sounds pretty switched on and clued up. I mean, if she was a bit of a muppet it may be different. But she doesn't sound like she is so I'd suggest this as the way to go.
(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 11:00, closed)

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