DEAR DEIDRE: SINCE my father left home, I have been the man of the house and I feel I need to tell my mother she is out of order.
I’m 23 and she is 45. Dad had an affair and walked out when Mum discovered he’d been unfaithful.
Since my father left home, I have been the man of the house and I feel I need to tell my mother she is out of order
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I actively encouraged her to go out and date, and even set her up on a couple of the apps.
After going on a few nights out, she told me she’d met a lovely man of 47.
I came home from work last night and my little brother was upset. He’s 12.
He said Mum’s boyfriend had come over and she’d told my brother to stay in his room.
He wanted to know if he could watch a certificate 15 film on Netflix so he went into my mum’s room and he caught them having sex.
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I don’t think she should do this when my brother is in the house.
Do I have a word with her, or do I try to find my own place and take my little brother with me?
DEIDRE SAYS: Your mother has a right to a private life and if your brother caught her having sex, she will have realised she made a mistake.
Telling her is only going to rub salt in the wound.
Plus, it will be really awkward for you.
Instead of moving out or laying down the law, tell your mum that if she can pre-arrange her romantic nights with you, you can take your little brother to the cinema or somewhere else.