This woman and her husband have been married for eight years, and they are both in their late 20s.
Her husband’s mother, 68, gave birth to him when she was a bit older.
Over the last two years, her husband’s mother has sadly been displaying symptoms of dementia. Not long ago, his mother received an official diagnosis.
Unfortunately, her mother-in-law doesn’t have a lot of money saved up, but she and her husband are financially stable.
“My husband wishes to have his mother move in with us, and I am against it. While harsh, I did not sign up to share a home with either of our parents,” she said.
“I have no desire to become a caregiver, and I want to have children someday. Raising a child while living with someone with dementia sounds terrible.”
While she deeply cares about her husband and has a lot of love for him, she can already predict the possible future outcomes of this situation.
She believes that if they decided to put her mother-in-law in a nursing home, her husband would spend most of his time with his mother, and he would neglect their marriage.
“I know this makes me sound petty and jealous, but I cannot keep up with his mother. His focus will be on her, and rightfully so,” she explained.