Quote Originally Posted by kaybee3 View Post
crazymental's theory is pretty much spot on.

Also, by running to help his mother, DH thinks he gets "martyr points". He operates on "poor me, I'm so busy with everything and on top of it I have to take care of my mother. Poor me, look how busy I am Aren't I a good son?"

He has to get those martyr points from others now because I have stopped pandering to the "poor me" act. People who don't know him that well see him as a dedicated son; but family and close friends of ours see it as him catering to his b*tch of a mother.
"Oh, poor me, I'm so so busy."

"Yeah, it must suck to have to deal with the consequences of your own decisions." :-P