I married a wonderful guy last September, my first husband died over 9 years ago, my children are grown up and doing ok. In the last 6 months we have bought a house and I have changed career after nearly 40 years in childcare. I'm pleased to say life has never been better. We have enough money coming in to pay the bills and enjoy life but aren't earning a fortune.
Anyway my dilemma is with my auntie. She's in her 70's, married, both still working by choice as they don't really have any hobbies or interests. In the last couple of years my auntie has phoned every Christmas morning to tell me all about herself and as the call comes to an end she asks if herself and her husband can come over for a week in the Spring. Well, to cut a very long story short, this year I have had said No. I actually said we're away May day bank holiday (which is true) and we're having work done to house (which is also true but wouldn't stop us being able to have visitors).
It costs us a fortune having them here, with airport runs, days out and the cost of feeding them both for a week. Plus while we're out at work they put the hot water on all day so they can have a bath each evening (there is more than enough hot water without them doing this).
On top of all of this I don't even find them good company, she constantly talks about herself and the only topic of conversation is her work. When we go out and about she shows no interest and just wants to go shopping. Last year she bought so many sheets and duvet covers after our many trips to the local shopping centre
So, am I being selfish and unkind or just not allowing family to use me for a free holiday?
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