Dear Majella (May Edition)

I hope you can help me. I’m a 42 year old man who has been living with the same woman now for many years. We have a nice house, decent jobs, a good car and live a comfortable life. I suppose I can’t fault her, she would do anything for me, but lately I’ve started thinking that we need some time apart. Even that I should move out altogether.

One of the girls at work has been flirting with me, sometimes texting me – and it’s really turned my head. I’ve found myself making excuses for coming home late, just so I can go for drinks and spend some time with her. I’m starting to really fall for her. I got caught texting her over breakfast yesterday and got the third degree as you can imagine. Thankfully I managed to talk my way out of it.

Anyway, I am starting to feel guilty now and really freaking out about how I’ll break the news at home. Is there any way to tell a woman you want to make a clean break without causing her to flip out or hurt her feelings??! She is my Ma after all.

Doherty McLaughlin

Majella Says :

Holy sweet jesus fuck! Men like you sicken my shite. That’s your poor mammy’s house and you should’ve moved out of there years ago instead of sponging off her and taking advantage of her good nature. You should be ashamed of yourself.

It’s no wonder most Derry women think all men are bastards. You remind me of my loser of an ex-husband. He was always going on about how much he loved his mammy. If it wasn’t for the fact he was still paying the mortgage on my house that he bought, or giving me child support money every week, I probably wouldn’t even let him take the wains.

I let him though, cos that’s what good mothers do – every single weekend. Now sort yourself out and stop taking advantage of your Mammy just cos she loves her wains. Hope this helps.