DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law is divorced and has a live-in boyfriend, man friend -- no, an old man living with her. He's good to her, but he's too old, and now she's starting to show signs of aging. She's only 58. The boyfriend is 78 and is really getting on the family's nerves.
At night when he drives, he can't see the turn-offs. When he comes to family gatherings, he can't stand the kids yelling and having fun. What a party pooper!
When he dies, if he dies first, she'll be lost. If she goes first, look at all the things she will have missed out on by hanging around an old man. I say it's OK to be friends, but leave it at that. Life's too short -- get on with it. -- FRUSTRATED IN WHITEWATER, WIS.
DEAR FRUSTRATED: From your description of the relationship, your mother-in-law HAS already gotten on with it. She has the right to make her own choices. Remember: His age is not nearly as important as how he treats her.
Be thankful your mother-in-law has found a love match. Not everyone is as fortunate as she.