Ask Steve Harvey: When Do I Stop Financially Supporting My Children?
Season 4 Episode 409
Aired on 09/14/2014
Phillip is in the Lifeclass
audience with his wife, Sherrill, and her daughter Mary. As stepfather to Mary's four grown children, Phillip says Sherrill is extremely caring, but he is concerned she is enabling her children when she pays their bills, buys their groceries and assists them with other things many adults do for themselves.
Phillip hopes Steve Harvey can help Sherrill step back so her children can stand on their own. "How can you say no?" Sherrill says. "But I do see that my children see me like I'm a human ATM machine sometimes."
Steve has some straight talk for Sherrill. "Ma'am, you're causing yourself far more hurt and harm than you are good," he says. In the video above, Steve shares the one question Sherrill needs to ask her children when they come to her for help.
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