Should I continue paying my sons bills?

My son has taken it upon himself to move out of my house the second he turned 18. We have never really gotten along, but I still love him, of course. He made his decision, and I respect that. My question is, should I continue paying his car insurance and cell phone bill? Are these things still things I should be covering?

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My mom wouldn’t :rofl: But she also put me out at 17

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He wanted to adult. That includes his OWN bills

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If he wants independence then give it to him. He’s adult enough to move out he’s adult enough to pay his own bills

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Nope
Big boy moved out, so big boy can get a big boy job😁

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Nope. Fly little bird, fly!

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Nope I wouldnt let him go he moved out I moved out my parents didn’t pay for nothing of mine

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Nope. He wants to be a out on his own let him figure out it’s not as easy as he thinks.

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I never had my own phone till I got my first job

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He wants to be a man…let him

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Nope. I was paying for that myself when I was 16. I didn’t get car without having a job to pay for the car payment, insurance, gas and any repairs. That didn’t make my parents strict it just taught me how to be responsible.

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If I wanted a phone or car I had to get a job…time for him to man up. You did your job mama❤

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Heck no on the cell phone, but if the car is in your name it would be wise to get it out of your name before you stop paying the insurance.

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I’d tell him he has a month to get his junk figured out and then it’s his problem. :woman_shrugging:

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I would have an honest conversation with him.

Set a date when he will become responsible. “In 6 months I am going stop paying for these bills”

My mom and I had a huge fight when I was 18. We stopped talking to each other, I moved away, I got a job… but she paid my phone and my insurance until I was 19.5… by then we had made up, but she never just stopped paying. When she did, she gave me time to make sure I could cover the cost, or I could change plans to something I could afford. I feel like that was the best thing she ever did for em

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No, it’s time to cut the strings. If he wants to adult. .let him adult. It’s the only way he will learn to depend on his self.

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No way. He’s a “man” now. It’s his responsibility.

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His phone (maybe) only. Just so you can still get a hold him. And only if was part of a family plan.

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Easy answer is no. However, if you want to have a discussion with him and express a timetable for when you will no longer be paying for things, that might be the “nice” thing to do. (But since he took it upon himself to hit the road, you don’t have to have this discussion… you can just stop. :woman_shrugging:t3:)

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Absolutely NO.
He has to take responsibility for himself and his bills.

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