Is it normal that i let my grandparents do all the work around the house?

Washing, cleaning, drying, gardening, food, helping out, picking up by car, etc. They don't live here, they come over everyday to do these things.

Is It Normal?
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  • Someday you will realize that you've been a lazy, selfish person.

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  • Dude, this is fucked up. They won't be alive for much longer. Work them harder while you still can!

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  • Please don't be hard on them , they might have suffered so much in their life and now in their old age they need care and rest , so please do the same and tale care of them also one day you too would get old and just put yourself in their shoes and think if your grandchildren did the same with you what would you feel

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  • what? they dont wax the car too?

    lazy fucks

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  • Unless you are 5 it's fine. But since you are clearly not you are a peice of shit.

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  • I schmell bullschnitz

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  • You should help them.

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  • dude, first I thought the title said you were coming over to help your grandparents but just realized your grandparents come to take care of you? They are old and you are much more physically fit to do the job, unless you have some disability or something. even so where are your parents? how old are you? if this is happening, and your above the age of 18 that's fucked. learn to take care of yourself.

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    • Most people I've seen that let their parents, grandparents, or spouses do all the work aren't very functional. This lack of function continues long after the parent, grandparent or spouse dies. They blow the inheritance money they get on dumb stuff instead of saving it and then they start begging everyone for a place to stay. I've turned down quite a few of these people. I refuse to let a lazy person live in my house. XD

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      • You obviously don't live in the US of A or as better know as the US of handouts. The more you give the more they'll take. If I read this right the grandchild is asking so they might have a chance at knowing it's not normal. The grandparents and parents have a major part in this. Quit, stop, go away, what ever it takes to stop smothering them and let them grow up even if that means they must fail or struggle. They must learn.

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  • Yeah bruh, I smell ya. I like to save the hard labor for my grandad

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  • I do feel guilty for being this way. I'm just struggling mentally atm so this is the best I can do?

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    • The fact that you have a mental illness is an important factor. If you see this as a temporary situation as you recover it’s understandable.

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    • you still have to take care of your self. Ask for help from friends or maybe siblings, but your grandparents are getting old, and its really not good for them to be doing shit for you all day. They aren't slaves.

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  • They should be giving you their retirement money, not doing worthless chores around the house.

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  • My immediate thought was that you sound like a lazy, spoiled slob. And you may be just that.

    But it's also possible that looking after you gives some meaning and structure to your grandparents' lives. Society tends to shove older people aside as being worn out, useless, and out of touch with the modern world. Once someone starts to believe nobody values them and they're just hanging around waiting to die, that's likely to happen sooner for various reasons. Social isolation is a serious problem for older people, and there are a lot of elderly people who really dislike being expected to hang out with only other wrinklies. Also, while parents can find their kids a real pain in the ass at times, once you've been in the role of looking after a younger person, you can miss it when your kids finally depart and leave you alone at home.

    If you just sit fiddling around with your phone or watching TV while your grandparents work and you acknowledge their efforts with nothing more than a shrug, a roll of the eyes and a grunt, then you are indeed a selfish asshole. But if you chat to them while they're working, help out with whatever they're doing and express your appreciation for their efforts, then you're probably a positive part of their lives and helping them to feel that their lives are worth living.

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  • It’s normal. It’s human to nature to exploit others and take as much as you can, especially from people who are weak/vulnerable and cannot resist. Try and push the barrier even more and see if you can get them to give you money or have you inheriting everything in their will.

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