Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southeast Texas
Inlaws can be tricky. There are always crazy people in every family. I used to get along really well with hubby's mom. She was extremely controlling though and if things didn't go the way SHE thought they should or the way she said they should omg she would ignore you, be snippy, rude or whatever.
After 26 years of this crap and and his nutty petty sisters (they always acted like Barry was their boyfriend and I was trying to take him away) I finally refused to go around them and told hubby it was me or them...I'd put up with the last rude remark, the last time of being ignored etc.
His mom died almost 2 years ago...his petty sister didn't put pictures of my kids in her funeral program. Good grief, what an idiot. My MIL is one of 4 girls and they constantly were bickering and arguing and these old gals were in their 70's.
I should have cut off all contact years ago...I kick myself for not but hubby was pretty cranky about his family....he thought I should just suck it up because "that is just how they are" well, this is how I am now...not putting up with your families crap.
On the flip side, my son just got married to a girl that seems to be nice. She is pleasant the few times I have seen her (literally DO NOT KNOW this girl and she is married to my son). She is always way too busy to come over even to a family dinner I planned for his birthday (not on his birthday - not trying to step on wife's toes) she threw a screaming crying fit so she didn't have to go. Geez, my other DIL and I are close and we haven't had words with this girl, never had a problem. She just thinks my son needs to be an orphan.
I will never stop being his mom...but at the same time I have pledged never to be a PITA MIL like I had. So, I will see my son when he comes over and she can come or stay home as she pleases. We will always be nice and hope one day that she will be part of our family.
Nutty inlaws...they are everywhere.