Gimme a break!
Q My ex-mother-in-law still relies on me, even though her son and I are divorced.
I take her shopping and to hospital appointments, and help clean her flat. My ex married again, but he swans off on holiday while I’m running round after his ma!
She’s the sweetest lady, but between her, my kids and work, I have no life. I’m at breaking point. Trish, 47 A It’s nice to be caring, but sometimes people take advantage. Your ex-hubby is taking the fullest! Tell him you don’t mind the odd favour, but this can’t continue.
Have you thought about being less available? Turn your phone off, then she’ll have to ring her son. You’ve made a rod for your own back, flower. Step away.