... to family. I'm a single mother and every penny counts. My mother knows this, having been a single parent herself. However, she seems to think it's ok to ask to borrow money from me. Normally, I wouldn't care, but I just hit some financial hardships in my life. Also, there is the fact that she owes me hundreds of dollars that I know she'll never pay me back.
She just asked to borrow more money. Right now, I do have the ammount she is asking for, but I really don't want to give it to her. Not only do I know that it's highly unlikely she'll actually pay me back, but it's also the only money I'm going to see for a few weeks (until next payday).
What should I do?
I told her no. I said that right now, things are tight and I just can't afford it. As I suspected, she called me an ungrateful b*tch and said never to ask her for anything ever again. I don't ask her for anything besides maybe someone to talk to every so often. For at least a week or two, I'll be ignored while she's mad at me. I hate it when she does this. Last time she asked to borrow money from me, she said it was for her medications. I found out it was for drugs, but of the illegal sort. Pretty sure she was looking for money for the same reason. I'm disappointed and hurt, but I'll get over it.