Our expert says:
I'm with lady nina on this one, and tough love can be most effective. It sounds like he needs to learn pracical lessons that the world ( and his family ) don't owe him a living, and that so long as he lives in their house, he must live by the house rules or find somewhere else to live, rapidly.
I disagree with Cleo, in that most people who are behaving in a disrespectful and selfish manner, do so because they are disrespectful and selfish, and not due to some deep and profound personal problem needing gentle handling and a lifting of reasonable expectations for their conduct towards others. Yes, I agee with Cleo that it is ood for you to indicate to him that you are concerned and prepared to listen IF he has any problems he wants to talk about. But that doesn't change the need for him to behave less selfishly and aggressively.
He will never learn the need to take actions that benefit him ( and others ) and to avoid making bad decisions, if his family always shield him from the natural and likely consequences of the choices he chooses to make.
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