Dear Robyn and Skippy;
I have a problem with one of my relatives living with and taking advantage of my mother. My mother is a widow. She owns her home and car and has money in the bank thanks to my father looking ahead and wanting to make sure she would never go without. She is 72 years old and healthy in both body and mind.
Then my cousin who has always been something of a black sheep in the family came along with a sob story about his wife leaving him. This was his third wife. Being out of a job. He averages two jobs a year. He needed a place to stay until he got back on his feet and my mother fell for it.
That was almost three years ago.
He’s still living with my mother, eating her food, no job, not paying for rent, food or anything else. She even puts gas in his car and I suspect she might be making his car payments. When I try to talk to her about this she avoids the topic and simply says that’s what family is for. To help each other in times of need.
What advice can you give me on dealing with all of this. Thank you.
She’s My Mom Not Your’s
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