Skrawberry's Guide to Fighting Off Your Girlfriend's Cougar Mom

You know Miami stripper Skrawberry for her rap skills, her political commentary, and of course, her sexy moves on the pole. Now, you'll also know her for her sound advice. In this weekly column, Skraw responds to readers' questions about life, love, and beyond. Got a question for Skraw? Hit her up at skrawberry@miaminewtimes.com.

Dear Skrawberry,

I've been with my girl about a year and she introduced me to her parents when they came to visit a couple months ago. I guess it was good because they liked me ... but her mother liked me a little too much! She was creeping around the whole time, trying to get me alone, acting like she was going to seduce me! And then of course acting like nothing happened when my girlfriend was around! I could breathe a lot easier after they went back home!

But now my girlfriend wants me to go with her to visit for Thanksgiving, because I never said anything to her about any of it. I know if I go there I'm gonna end up in an uncomfortable situation. Or maybe even worse! So what do I do? I'm nervous to tell my girl about her mother, because what if she doesn't believe me? But I don't know how else to get out of this trip.

Cougar Bait


First of all, you should have put a stop to it at the first uncomfortable feeling. It is totally disrespectful, not to mention trifling, for your girl's mom to even come on to you. And for you to not mention it to your girl, it's just digging you in a deeper hole!

My question to you is, "What are you doing to make your mother-in-law feel as if it's OK to come on to you?" You should have went to your girlfriend at the first sign of flirting, even if it was to warn her -- especially if you were so "uncomfortable."

If I was your girlfriend, and you told me a whole year later that my mom came on to you, I'd probably feel like y'all fucked, and she is blackmailing you to tell me and now, all of a sudden, you are trying to warn me. Put yourself in her shoes. Your are a man -- her man -- and your job is to protect her physically, mentally, and emotionally. Suppose it was your dad making passes at your girlfriend. I'm pretty sure she wouldn't be hesitant to tell you! And yes, of course you'd probably be upset. But now that it's out of her hands, you can now handle it with your dad. Things should have worked the same way when the tables were turned.

And why would you say you are gonna be in an uncomfortable situation "or even worse"? Are you afraid that you might actually fuck her mom? You seem to be turned on by the whole situation, especially of you are afraid that something worse may happen that goes beyond the line of flirting. You already said she's made passes, and yet you have done nothing to stop it. I wouldn't believe your ass either, after waiting all this long time to tell me my mom trying to fuck!

You need to get your story together, and tell your girlfriend. Maybe you both can confront her mom. My advice to you is not to let this go on any longer. Have a sit-down with your girlfriend and bring this situation to the light. If you told your mother-in-law that you feel as if her actions are inappropriate, then her actions should have ceased -- unless you led her on in some kind of way and now it's gone too far and you need justification. Don't blame your temptation all on her and now try to redeem yourself!

First and foremost be honest with yourself. If you got the hots for that old lady, leave her daughter alone! But before you do anything, tell her!


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