Dear Annie: For the past three years, I have been in a committed relationship with ”Kathleen.” We truly love each other, and I have been like a father to her 10-year-old son, ”Brandon.” The problem is, Kathleen is 46 and still lives at home with a mother who rules the roost. Mom has been hostile toward me from the get-go and has done everything possible to drive me out of her daughter’s life, even spreading rumors that I was a pedophile. Mom tries to convince Kathleen that I’m not good enough because I’ve been divorced twice and don’t make a six-figure income. She controls Kathleen’s agenda and makes sure she is available only one evening a week. I am not welcome in their home because ”Gramma” locks herself in her bedroom until I leave, which makes Kathleen feel stressed and guilty.
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