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Parents offer to pay their daughter salary every month to quit her stressing job

In a heartwarming display of parental support, Nianan parents have come forward to alleviate their daughter’s mounting work stress by offering her a generous monthly stipend.


Nianan, a 40-year-old Chinese woman, has made the choice to leave her professional career behind and embrace the role of a stay-at-home daughter.

Parents offer to pay their daughter salary every month to quit her stressing job. Getty/ PHOTO

In a world where the pressures of modern life often take a toll on mental health, this gesture stands as a testament to the lengths parents are willing to go to support their children.

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The parents, witnessing the toll that work-related stress had taken on their daughter, recognized the need for intervention. Nianan, a hardworking professional, had been experiencing overwhelming stress and exhaustion from her job.

Parents offer to pay their daughter salary every month to quit her stressing job. Canva/ PHOTO

Determined to alleviate her burdens, her parents then proposed a solution that would allow their daughter to leave her current position and focus on her well-being.

According to a report by the ‘South China Morning Post’, Nianan faced mental health challenges in 2022 as a result of being constantly on call while employed at a media agency.

Nianan’s parents, upon witnessing the immense stress she was enduring, reportedly stepped in to provide a unique solution. They compassionately suggested, “Why not resign from your job? We will support you financially.”

As per reports, they assured her that she would receive a monthly stipend of 4,000 yuan (R11,206) if she chose to relocate and live with them.

The story of a 40-year-old Chinese woman who quit her “normal” job to “work” as her parents’ carer for US$570 a month has sparked a heated debate on mainland social media. Photo: SCMP composite

This act of parental love and concern serves as a reminder of the importance of mental well-being in today’s demanding world. It highlights the significance of support systems and the positive impact they can have on an individual’s overall health.

The story of Nianan, and her parents generous act, is an inspiration to many, emphasizing the need to prioritize self-care and foster understanding within families.

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If you or someone you know is struggling with work-related stress or mental health issues, it is essential to seek support from loved ones or professional resources available in your community.


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