Newbie question about interactions/mediating relationships


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Hi guys! :)
I understand that some of you will be reluctant to help for various reasons, but I thought I'd ask anyway.
I want to test how variable X and Y mediate the relationship between A and B. I have tried both seperately, in a partial correlation controlling for X and then for Y, but to use both in the same regression doesn't seem to make sense when interpreting the findings.
Well, to put it into its meaning, X is wealth and Y is individualism. I would normally understand how to look for an interaction between the two in predicting B, but when we're looking at how they mediate the relationship between A and B, I'm not sure... does a partial regression work? OR a multiple regression? Stats hurts my head.