When the mother helped one of her daughters to buy a property the aggrieved daughter seriously said this was taking money away from her children, the grandchildren. She felt she could rationally tell her mother and sister that by helping another sibling get their own home that her school-age children would now suffer. This evil woman seemed completely unwillingly to accept that the responsibility for caring for her children lies with her and her partner. Just because she has continued a lifetime of poor money management she believed that her parents should bail her out of her debts because they saw fit to help her sibling. So the mother sent some money – a large sum and more than she felt comfortable taking out of her savings as she has to constantly worry about the father's health costs and be prepared in case she needs to support herself through ill health. But this daughter – who is nearly 50 years old – openly bullied her mother until the cash was sent and she never even said thank you. She felt the money was due to her. That she deserved it and therefore should not have to wait. Her sibling had already received an advance on their inheritance so why should her share be delayed? She actually felt justified in saying she shouldn't have had to ask for what will be hers soon enough anyway. Seriously! She told her mother – who is still in good health – this delightful comment about her future death. The daughter is still telling everyone how left out and betrayed she has felt yet she is the one who chose to raise a family with a partner on the other side of the world. She has also said the amount of money was not enough and that she can't afford to travel back and see her father before he dies.
This warring family are not alone. Here's an article about Early Inheritance Syndrome. I'm disgusted by this idea. Your parent's money is theirs and they can do what they like with it. We should take responsibility for our own lives, including financial responsibility. What do you think?