My husband and I met and married almost 18 years ago. We have had our ups and downs like any couple. So as our years together continued to add up, his mom would always complain to my husband that she needed this or that and couldn’t afford it. So my husband and I would talk about it and eventually decide to help her out financially. The very first time was giving her $1000 dollars towards a furnace for her trailer home because she couldn’t afford it. Then she wanted a regular roof put over her trailer house hoping to cut down bills. My husband and I offered to pay for the roof and all the equipment to have it done.
We told her that if she ever sold the house that she had to pay us back for the roof. She agreed. She was selling a vehicle and we asked her how much she wanted for it. I forget how much she said, but we decided against it. Shortly after she told us that she “gave” it to her youngest son. Every time her vehicle needed fixed we would pay for it because she would say that she would just have to leave it parked until she could save the money to fix it. After YEARS of her playing “poor me” games, she let my husband know all the stuff that was wrong with her vehicle and my husband said he couldn’t let his mom drive something that dangerous, so we agreed to co sign for her a car because with her credit she couldn’t get a loan.