Where to start this I'm writing this at 5:10 PM from my hotel in Baltimore, and in an hour and twenty minutes there's a concert I was going to go to. Was being the operative word there, to put it simply I was robbed blind, thought there is nothing I can do about it. This isn't the first time it's happened, and it's been just as destructive to me as the last time. The problem is I share a bank account with my mother, who seems utterly incapable of living within her own means. I thought I had gotten through to her six months ago, when she left me with less then a tenth of my own paycheck a month. I've had several long talks with her over Skype and I thought she had stopped, and became more responsible. some time and a change in bank account later I'm fine, the old account is untouched save for a small portion of my paycheck I transfer there each month as an emergency/ vacation fund. only thing is when I go on vacation expecting it to be there. it's not, she literally leeched it away from five hundred dollars to seventy six cents. This creates two very big problems for me, the first is obvious. Her financial vampirism leaves me cripplingly poor at times when I need it most, and due to my profession If I'm in that kind of a situation I can find myself Dishonorably Discharged from the army and pretty much jobless until the day I die, unless I become a drug dealer. Now here comes the difficult part. I'm seriously debating whether or not to completely cut her off, and send nothing, even if it means she goes homeless, or sit her down face to face and talk with her about it again.