Daughter wants to move - Mom doesn't want her to - FamilyEducation
Daughter wants to move - Mom doesn't want her to
12/15/2012 at 15:22 PM

In the red corner is Patty, a major in rocket science who is graduating college in a couple of months. There are no job prospects for her in Smallville (her hometown), and she doesn't like the sleepy lifestyle anyway. After job hunting, she lands an engineering position in Gotham City, 2000 miles away. With her new high salary and flex PTO schedule, Patty can afford to fly to Smallville a couple of times a year if not more.

In the blue corner is Phyllis, Patty's mom. Phyllis still lives in Smallville and is devastated that Patty wants to move to Gotham City. She'd rather Patty stay within a two-hour radius of Smallville so she can visit Patty often. That is her only reason for wanting Patty to live closer to Smallville.

These are the facts. Both women duke it out in an hours-long match. Phyllis insists that Patty turn down the job, and Patty refuses.

Do you feel Patty is selfish? Is Phyllis? Thank you.