January 27, 2017
Justin, 23, is jobless and lives in his parents’ house with his pregnant girlfriend and 18-month-old daughter. He admits that his parents give him money, provide for his family’s basic needs and get him out of trouble. But he says it’s not his fault that he’s not self-sufficient -- his parents are to blame for the person he has become.
“100% I was spoiled,” Justin says. “My parents did not teach me a work ethic at all.”
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He says that a minimum wage job is “for suckers,” and he is “worth so much more money than flipping burgers.” So instead, Justin doesn’t work and stays home most of the day.
“I pretty much just smoke weed every day. I don’t do anything else,” he says. “I don’t really have a plan. I just kind of have thoughts in my head that I know that I want to do certain things.”
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Justin says his mother “coddles” him and still treats him like her baby. “They know my kid needs to eat, and they know that my kid needs diapers, and they know that I don’t have a job, so they should be the ones providing it,” he declares.
The young man also admits that he has stolen “thousands” from his parents but says it’s justified.
“I’ve gotten everything I’ve wanted my entire life, so I feel like now, at this point, it’s there, so why not take it,” Justin says.
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Justin’s parents say it’s time he takes accountability for his actions, grow up and get out of their house.
Justin says he wants his parents to “back off” and leave him alone. “If I’m going to get off my ass and make something of myself, it’s going to be because I want to do it, not because someone else is telling me to do it,” he says.
Will Justin decide to change his behavior? And will his parents decide to stop enabling him? Check here to see where you can watch Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil.
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