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My boyfriend's brother comes to our house and acts as if he lives here.

By August 19, 2009 - 9:59am
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My boyfriend and I have been living together for over 2 years. We enjoy living together, and have a modest home. Neither of us has a high paying job, but we manage to pay the bills. My guy has a brother who lives fairly nearby (with his mother). He is 40 years old (the brother). He has been in and out of work for most of his life. In the last 2 months he was let go from his job. Since then he comes over almost every day for 5-6 hours. During this time he will help himself to whatever food is in the house. Often, he brings his laundry over to do as well. My boyfriend has mentioned to him that it is rude to do this. Still, he continues to do the same thing every time he is here. It's really frustrating because I buy all the groceries and household goods as well as pay for some of our other bills. I don't have the money to be buying extra groceries for my guy's bro. He never brings anything of his own or offers to get any groceries to make up for what he takes. What is the best way to handle this sticky situation? I hate grocery shopping for anything "good" or moderately expensive for my guy and I to enjoy, because I know the brother will end up eating it. Thanks for your help!!

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