My mother, who I live near and help often and mostly eat dinner with (sadly, all my friends are married), actually did this! I was dumbfounded. I didn't know what to say. So I said, "Mom you have food and I like to have dinner with friends sometimes." She said they shouldn't ask me since I take her to dinner every night. How do I get off this crazy train? Mom has a lovely home, a well-stocked refrigerator -- but, sadly, no friends at all. So guess who gets to fill that role? Me!!!! Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't feel guilty, but it's creepy to have someone say that to you. It's like a boyfriend who wants to know where you are every minute. I am so grateful to have my own home; otherwise, I think I would go mad!