Melissa says her adult sons, Jonas, 23, and Tristan, 21, were “privileged” while growing up, and admits she had a “tendency to overcompensate and spoil” her boys after she and their father, Xavier, divorced. Melissa says her sons should be self-sufficient adults, but claims they steal, do drugs and are destructive and disrespectful, and she won’t have them in her home. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Chaos in your life?
“Jonas and Tristan both lived with me until I forced Jonas into rehab,” says Melissa, adding, “After rehab in 2015 I told Jonas he had to go live with his father. She says Tristan moved out in 2017 after she took his video games away.
Both men currently live with Xavier, who says he’s sometimes frightened of his children. Xavier claims his sons are violent toward him, and says he can’t get a break, because Melissa and her fiancé are unwilling to take Jonas and Tristan in.
Jonas and Tristan deny being violent toward their dad. Tristan claims Xavier is a bully who “instigates a lot of fights,” and Jonas claims his father is setting him up to fail.
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