1. martin77

    martin77 Registered User

    Jun 29, 2006
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    #1 martin77, Aug 22, 2006
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2006
    Anyone's thoughts
     
  2. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Hiya Martin,
    We all muddle through - doing what we believe to be the right thing at the time. As it clearly isn't feasible for you to continue with the present arrangement - you have to make some changes. Don't bother looking back - no point - just find the best way forward from where you are. Living nearby sounds a good alternative, so your wife can continue to give support, together with Social services, but it also gives you and your wife your own space. Don't feel bad. I think that we have to remember that we are all entitled to the best quality of life that we can have under the circumstances - so your needs and those of your wife have to be considered as well as your MIL.
    Take care.
    Love Helen
     
  3. Rosalind

    Rosalind Registered User

    Jul 2, 2005
    203
    Wiltshire
    MIL is clearly not happy, and it may not be possible for this to change. You and your wife, however, can have a happier life while still keeping an eye on mum. No one will benefit from you, or your marriage, going under.
     
  4. Lila13

    Lila13 Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    1,342
    Hope you can find a suitable place near enough.

    No way would I have given up my own home, after all the years spent saving for it.

    My mother having lost her grasp of "economics" didn't realise that although she could afford to move to live near me, vice versa was impossible. And she wouldn't move when it was still possible. In the end, her choice.
     

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