Harry Gross: She needs help to stop her son

Posted: June 16, 2011

Dear Harry: My 19-year-old son is giving me a lot of trouble. He used to live with me, but I had to kick him out because he started to destroy my things. Even after I had the locks changed twice, he still manages to get into the house to destroy things. I even had an alarm system put in, but he gets around it.

He has admitted that he's doing this. How he holds his job is beyond me. My insurance company has refused to pay my claims, and a lawyer told me that the company's right.

I'm 71, a widow and am at a total loss as to what to do. Fortunately, he has never presented a physical threat. The police won't do anything unless I have proof that he's the one doing the damage. I can no longer afford to get new stuff. Please direct me.

What Harry says: It's hard for me to believe that the police did nothing. You both need help. His behavior is a clear indication that he has psychological problems. Get him to see a doctor if you can. To get him to stop destroying your property, I suggest that you contact the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging at 215-765-

9040.

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