The title sounds horrible, however I cannot live with my mother any longer.
My mother has been living with my husband and I for quite some time. Please note that she does not pay rent, however she does contribute $250 a month towards the food bill - and she eats that and more.
She is very selfish and self centered and has become the center of arguments between my husband and I because she doesn't feel that she has any obligation to help out around the house. Mind you, she does cook once or twice a week, but she complains about everything that she does.
When she gets mad at me, she tells me that she's just going to buy her own food and cook it separately from us, in which I tell her that she'll then need to pay towards the electric bill because I cannot afford to pay utilities to cook separate meals each day.
She is very unappreciative of the home that we've provided for her. She gets $900 a month from social security, however she uses that money to smoke cigarettes, go out to eat, and gamble with her friends when she feels the need.
We got into another argument tonight because of her attitude and she told me that she's not going to help out towards the food this month so I told her that she is going to need to move. She said that I will have to take her to court to get her out.
My question is how to I make her leave? Do I have to give her a 30 day written notice? If she doesn't leave at the end of the 30 days then what?
At this point if she doesn't leave I will turn off my phone service and lock my laundry room, because those are her favorite things to do - talk on the phone and wash her laundry....
I just can't take it another day - everyone is appalled at how she acts since we give her a place to stay rent free...what can I do?