My parents treat me like a baby although I'm 46 – all I feel is resentment

DEAR DEIDRE: THIS year I turn 46 yet my parents treat me like a baby.

I’m living at home after breaking up with my long-term partner and I am so sick of them trying to “jolly me along”.

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When I am thinking straight, I know they’re trying their best to help me.

But most of the time all I feel towards them is resentment.

Mum is 73 and Dad is 76.

The one thing that helps me escape my miserable existence is drinking.

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But if I want a couple of glasses of wine, I have to drink in my room and keep it hidden from my parents.

They have been begging me to cut down and I’ve promised them I will try.

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DEIDRE SAYS: It does sound like you might be suffering with depression.

Drinking a lot of alcohol will make this harder to live with. You know your parents are doing their best for you.

Only you can decide to kick the drink and get your life back on track. When you are able, see your GP.

Once you make the decision to stop drinking, you will regain control of your life.

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