Oh the agony: My mother is dating my ex-boyfriend


Oh the agony: My mother is dating my ex-boyfriend

Tongue-in-cheek (and everywhere else) advice for your most profound problems

Yolisa Mkele and Nina Hastie

My mother is dating an ex-boyfriend of mine. It makes me feel uncomfortable.
YOLISA MKELEIt should only make you uncomfortable if the happy couple invites you over to “watch” Three’s Company.
You let go of what was clearly a tasty morsel and, seeing this, your mother capitalised. View this as a chance to test the phrase “mommy knows best” by making bets with your friends about which of his lies your mother will believe and how soon he’ll mess up.
NINA HASTIESo, your mom has a Ben 10, and it’s your old one.
I can relate to your mother’s plight: I was once the poor relative who got hand-me-down toys with arms missing or one eye popped out. It wasn’t great, but it was better than nothing. You need to adopt an attitude of share and share alike.
Your mom’s not getting any younger and, unless this guy is a walking bag of douche, you should try to be kind and supportive, and ask them not to have sex on your lounge suite because it still has that new smell and you would like to keep it that way.
Hastie is a comedian and Mkele is a journalist. Consult a professional therapist if your problem persists.

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