Stepmom Not Happy: Kids’ Mom Won’t Pay

Stepmom Not Happy: Kids’ Mom Won’t Pay

Dear Robin:

I am married to a man (Bill) with two kids: one is finishing his freshman year in college and the other is finishing his sophomore year in high school.  

My husband and I have separate finances and I also have a daughter in college whose father does not contribute to those costs in any significant way so money is tight.

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My Daughter Wants a Tattoo

Dear Robin:

Our only child Kate is entering her junior year of college. She is doing very well and averaging a 3.8 while carrying more than a full course load to graduate early.

Her dad and I invested over the years and her college fund is healthy and should last until she graduates. He controls the money and Kate lives at home and works during the summers and breaks to save money.

Last month Kate casually mentioned that she was going to get a tattoo on her wrist in memory of her best friend who died last year in a car wreck. Both her father and I think this is a terrible idea, but her dad has told her he would stop funding her college education if she gets the tattoo.

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Stepdaughter Tweeting Twouble.

Dear Robin,

My stepdaughter Tracy needs guidance. She is a lovely girl, a senior in college, and a bit of a late bloomer emotionally at 23.

For her senior year she has chosen to room with two members of the football team, both about twenty years old, and one of them connected through family friends growing up. The young men are both VERY serious about their education and their studies.

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