My mum and my boyfriend won't stop fighting

DEAR DEIDRE: MY mum and my boyfriend hate each other, and I’m stuck in the middle. I love them both and it’s getting me down.

I’m 18 and my boyfriend is 19. My mum is 47.

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Last week, she had a go at him for bringing me home a bit late.

She always says he isn’t good enough for me and she makes him feel rubbish.

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Now she has banned him from coming to our house.

I don’t know what to do.

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DEIDRE SAYS: It’s horrible when two of the most important people in your life don’t get on.

Talk to her. Explain how much you love them both and that this is tearing you apart.

She needs to understand that you’re an adult and if she carries on like this, she will drive you away.

Contact for advice on how to deal with this.

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