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Like Rebecca, Jeri can't seem to say no to her kids. Not only do Jeri's two teenaged daughters manipulate her, so does her married 23-year-old daughter.

Four and half months ago, Jennifer and her husband moved into a second home her parents own, under the agreement that she would pay rent. So far she hasn't paid anything. When Ashley turned 16, she wanted a sporty car. Though Jeri told Ashley she needed to get a job to pay for it, after a year and a half Jeri still pays for the insurance and the gas. Jaime sticks to asking her mom for "important stuff—like shoes," she says.

Jeri says she wants to put her foot down, but she just can't say no. And at the end of every month, she says she finds herself strapped for cash.
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FROM: Moms Who Can't Say No
Published on October 06, 2006

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