Dear Steve, I am a 30 year old single parent who's mother is currently residing with me. The problem is the time frame, which has been nine years. At first I told myself that I needed to help her because she was with my step father who was abusive. I also have a older brother that doesnt want nothing to do with her, and he has his reasons not to. She finally got away from him and I was there to pick up the pieces. My mother is almost 60. Since then, I have been trying to help her, but now I just feel plane used. She doesnt help me with bills in the house, she uses my vehicle whenever she feels like it and comes back days later. She goes out at least 3 times a week, maybe more. I have furnished an apartment for her that she doesnt even stay in, and her excuse is, I dont have transportation. It has gotten to the point where she has washed one of her homeless boyfriends clothing at my house. That was the last straw. I love my mother dearly and all I want to do is see her do well, like she was before she got involved with my stepfather. I know that we should honor our parents, but what should I do?
Signed a Caring Daughter