The dilemma Recently my mother found a maths tutor for me (I’m in Year 12). He’s a 45-year-old guy who seems very likeable and knows his stuff. When our first lesson ended, my mum invited him to stay for tea, and then after the next one and the one after that … My mother is divorced.
He confessed to her a week ago that he is now in love with her and would like a relationship. Even before this, I told my mum, joking: “You guys seem to like each other.” She responded: “Why do you always assume I am in love? He is being nice and I am being nice back. That’s all.”
But then I walked into the room and my mum was on this guy’s lap. She noticed me, jumped off him and talked to me like normal. We ate together, but I couldn’t hide my disgust.