I would appreciate any advice at all. My mother in law is almost 70 and can't live alone anymore. She currently lives in another state near her sister. Her sister is not interested in living with her. We do have room for her, but she is tough to get along with. She is very reserved and when she was here for a visit in December I think she said maybe ten words. My husband really won't talk about it and thinks she is just great . I have asked him details as far as what is she bringing with her and he just won't talk about it. She is also bringing her 10 year old small dog that she adopted about two years ago. We have a little dog that hates other dogs. My husband tried to tell her no, but she cried and he gave in. I don't know what his expectations are of me. Does he expect me to ber her full time care taker or what? I am a stay at home mom and my kids are older. Both my parents are deceased. Mother in law also has a history of alcohol abuse and possibly pain killer abuse. She still drives and is bringing her car. I am so depressed at the thought of living with her. She has no personality and is lazy and won't be any help around the house. I truly feel like she is manipulating my husband . She has another son who she is estraged from. He has written her off. She had a daughter pass away in october, who she had a very difficult relationship with. She actually had a restraining order against the daughter as the time of her death. Mother in law is also walking away from a home she purchased about 5 years ago. The home is worth less than she owes and a realtor said just walk away. So she will have no credit and be unable to rent if she is unhappy here, which I am pretty sure she will be. I don't think my husband sees the responsibiltiy we are taking on.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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