Dear Massi, I live with my mother-in-law in her house. There are plenty of problems I have to deal with every day as you can imagine.

My biggest problem is that after work, when my husband comes home, he spends more time with his mum than he does with me.

I know she is missing her friends and relatives because of lockdown, but my husband literally sits and watches her dramas with her all evening. 

He even eats his dinner in front of the TV just so he can be with his mum.

By the time he comes up to me, he's too tired to talk or do anything else for that matter.

I don't know what to do.

Massi says, You have yourself explained why your husband is spending more time than usual with his mother. The lockdown has affected people in many ways, and the isolation has had a negative impact on the elderly .

Your husband is not spending time with his mother to purposely aggravate you or ostracise you.  

Rather than feeling resentment towards your husband and mother-in-law, understand that your husband is spending time with his mother for her wellbeing.

Instead of seeing this as a division of time between you and your mother-in-law, why not sit with them both in the evening, so you are all together and are included.