One reader has tried to be friendly to her son's girlfriend but it's just not working out. The girl seems to have a hold over her son and he's incapable of saying no with behaviour that's unlike him and resulted things like dropping out of school. Should she put up and shut up, even though I don’t agree with what he is doing and as a mother I still need to steer him on the correct path? Bell Mooney answers.
BEL MOONEY responds to readers struggling with isolation, jealousy and addiction as a writer opens up about her son's death to alcoholism. 'I am at the end of my tether and don’t know where to turn,' writes Penny. 'I lost my son (45) last year through alcoholism. His father and I divorced 20 years ago and both remarried, certainly happily in his case. He was a serial cheat who put the children through hell.'