About a fortnight ago, my brother rang my mother telling her that his marriage was in a mess. Now my mother has many fantastic qualities but she can be overbearing and will always give advice.
She did so and then spoke to my sil (my brother's wife) and told her what she should do about the marriage: i.e. that they should part.
Now, as it happens, I do agree with my mother on this; their relationship is highly dysfunctional and has been for years: however, I am not certain that she should have said it all the same.
What is worse is that my sil and her have never got on at all-frankly, they dislike one another. More a cold war than anything, but still it is obvious (mum's comment that she should get away as soon as possible so she -mum- could visit probably wouldn't have gone down well, either!).
Brother also mentioned money worries. Mum sent him a letter saying that she couldn't help him financially. Which may be true or it may be not.
He must have received this letter about a fortnight (or perhaps 10 or so days) ago. Since then mum has not heard anything from him at all. Nothing.
I just think she should have not said anything to them at all. AIBU?
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