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Your Hardest Family Question: My irresponsible daughter wants me to pay for her wedding By Geoff Steurer, MS, LMFT

Our 28 year-old daughter lives at home with her five year-old son with my husband and me. She wants us to throw her a wedding with her boyfriend. I'm against spending money on a wedding without a plan for their future.

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