When you marry someone, you also marry their family. Here’s how everyone can live happily ever after.
My in-laws hate me. Family and friends are constantly telling me what they’re saying about me — and they say some awful (and untrue) things.
My mother-in-law will be polite to my face, and my father-in-law usually ignores me — unless I say something he doesn’t agree with. Then he barks at me like I’m an idiot. He also called me a fat c**t (I’m not overweight) at a party and has told people I’m going to divorce my husband just to collect child support. That’s how bad it gets.
They frequently make comments about what they think is wrong with our house, how we spend our money and how we raise our kids. It’s frustrating. I try not to let it bother me, but it does.
I deal with them for my husband’s sake, and I usually only go to their house to drop our children off once or twice a week. I would never use the kids against them.
If I confronted them, I’m pretty sure they will deny what they’ve said. But even if they were to stop acting this way, how do I move past all this knowing how they feel?
The in-law relationship can be one of the most challenging relationships there is.