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OPP: Cut Mom Off

Yi! Today's OPP is from Samantha:

Yi! I am writing an OPP that I hope to get some sound advice on. My mom's boyfriend, who was 29 years younger than her, comitted suicide in a condo I used to own that I was renting to them. Needless to say, this was an emotional time for my mom and I wanted to be there for her as much as possible. So, I allowed her to move in with me for 6 months and then helped her to rent an apartment (I actually signed the lease and paid the deposit). She has had some odd jobs but over the past 2 years I have helped her a lot financially and it has put me behind on my own bills. To add insult to injury, she has had my older brother living in the apartment who is an alcoholic. I just gave her $300 to help put toward her rent and living expenses less than a week ago and she texted me while I was at work today and said "I hope you're doing well, can I borrow some money." I am ready to cut her off and tell her to never call me for money again but I don't want to see her homeless. The only time she reaches out to me is for money and the whole situation is keeping me up at night! Please help me decide what to do.
Thanks,
Samantha

How does Samantha tell her mom that she can no longer help her?

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