DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, my mother-in-law and father-in-law sold their home and moved next door to us. My husband gave her a set of keys to our house in case she has to get in for an emergency.
Since she received the keys, my mother-in-law walks right in without being invited. She even comes into our bedroom or bathroom to find me. I have no privacy anymore. I can't even take a shower without her walking in on me.
I have talked to my husband about this, and he makes excuses for her.
We can't plan to do anything without having to change or cancel our plans because of them.
I have told them both I would like some privacy, but it does no good. My mother-in-law calls at least six to 10 times a day just to see what I'm doing.
Abby, I need some advice on how to deal with this. I just want my life back with a little privacy. -- FED UP IN WEATHERFORD, TEXAS
DEAR FED UP: Install deadbolt locks on your front and back doors, and get an answering machine or the phone company message center to handle your calls. It may not resolve your problem completely, but it's a good beginning.