I agree with Casdon. My DH is an only child and as his mother became more unwell he would be there every other day doing jobs, paperwork getting shopping, or just having a coffee. I generally didn’t mind as he was retired and I wasn’t. When we were due to go away DH told her that he would be getting a carer to go in everyday for half an hour to make sure she was ok and get her her lunch. She refused and made a huge fuss. So I went round there and told her she was selfish, that her son needed a break and couldn’t go away knowing that she wouldn’t have any one to look in on her during the day. I did eventually wear her down and yes there were tears but she ended up getting on really well with the carer that she was sad that she no longer visited.
Manage her expectations now. Your MiL has 3 children, if she has already started saying she only wants your DH to help her, her emotional blackmail will get worse. What will happen if she has hospital appointments, will he be expected to take time off work?
Good Morning Saturday 3rd June 2023