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by rubycrownedkinglet
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: What has MIL ridiculed you for?
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: What has MIL ridiculed you for?

Is it just me or does it seem like what we are ridiculed for is whatever we seem to be good at or smart for doing? Whatever way we are different from them? My MIL ridiculed me when I lost about 45 pounds at the age of 28. She told me I wasn't eating enough and that her son, DH, was so skinny she was...
by rubycrownedkinglet
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: How is everyone doing?

Hi Melody. We are doing fine. We were lucky that my newSIL read some reports that forecast our winter to be horrible this year. Uhm...not. But in response, around November we bought an extra fridge/freezer for the basement and filled it with all kinds of food that we like. Most of the freezer stuff ...
by rubycrownedkinglet
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: HAPPY FREEDOM DAY!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: HAPPY FREEDOM DAY!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Freedom Day to you PutMILinherplace! Tink-tink! I think living next to ILs would have been my worst nightmare. I know exactly how you feel about the freedom. After my MIL and FIL died, I was relieved that the drama would be over and we no longer had to be concerned about them. Of course, my re...
by rubycrownedkinglet
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Its 2020 and the new(ish) stoopid games have begun!
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Its 2020 and the new(ish) stoopid games have begun!

The third card, however, is addressed in such a way that my DH looks at it and takes a picture to send to his brother with a caption of "WTF?" It is addressed to "Mr. & Mrs." stepmonster's maiden name and my mispelled name BEFORE I married DH. OMG, this is so familiar. I've told this story before, ...
by rubycrownedkinglet
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Happy New Year (Feb.3) Remember me? Thank you!
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: Happy New Year (Feb.3) Remember me? Thank you!

Hi JustPlainHateHer, It's good to know things are still going well for you. Just a few months after your MIL passed, my horrible ESIL passed also, so I know the relief and freedom of not having to worry about her affecting us ever again. I still check in here and offer advice and commiseration from ...
by rubycrownedkinglet
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Another generation is born into the toxic ILs
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Another generation is born into the toxic ILs

Ironically, MIL, now deceased, would have been horrified at the things that FN has done in the last couple of years. In fact, MIL died right after she found out that FN had been arrested again for her third DUI, after the incident was written up in their local newspaper. It was one thing if FN was ...
by rubycrownedkinglet
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Another generation is born into the toxic ILs
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Another generation is born into the toxic ILs

A baby is certainly a blessing and it shocks me that GSIL isn't using the baby to get all that precious attention for herself. Just the opposite, I guess, since taking possession of the baby would be so much work. In her defense, it is a good idea to let FN reap what she sowed and learn how to care ...
by rubycrownedkinglet
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Update: Eddie Munster
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Update: Eddie Munster

When my ESIL died suddenly three years ago, she left behind CluelessBIL and a teen son I've always called Eddie Munster. Why? Because he was always a little dark, obsessed with violence, guns and death, and a bit disturbed. He was expelled from school in the second grade for threatening the life of ...
by rubycrownedkinglet
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Christmas Gifts
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: Christmas Gifts

Thanks, everybody. It's so good to be able to run these dilemmas past people who have been there and done that. I can't imagine a Christmas with no gifts to make or wrap because I realize I am the one that really enjoys that part the most. To me, that IS Christmas. Sooo, I just wrapped some things y...
by rubycrownedkinglet
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Christmas Gifts
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Christmas Gifts

For those of you that are newer to this forum, my DH and I cut off the ones that were left of his adopted family 8 years ago and never regretted it. In the mean time, through DNA research, we located DH's biological family and found that he had a half sister. After thinking about it a year, he decid...
by rubycrownedkinglet
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Guilt Trip
Replies: 10
Views: 1283

Re: Guilt Trip

I remember MIL's guilt trips well, and they were epic. The first 10-15 minutes of every conversation with DH, whether he called MIL or she called him, was wasted on the fact that he had not called her before that moment. Even if it had just been a few days since she'd seen us or talked, he was ALWAY...
by rubycrownedkinglet
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Cancerous Brother-in-law
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Cancerous Brother-in-law

WTF, Melody! I thought I was reading a post about my EBIL. Not for the first time, I've wondered if our ILs are related to each other. :lol: Like WTTBT, I'm giving unsolicited advice, buuuut: It's time to tell your DH that letting BIL in the house must never happen again. He has used his last pass a...
by rubycrownedkinglet
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Update on my Golden SIL
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: Update on my Golden SIL

The question is: Would any of you give an apology to an IL if it caused harmony in the family, even if you have nothing to apologize for? Awww, hailll naw! [In Redneckian] I have apologized to people in work situations even though I didn't think I had anything to apologize for. It was because I bel...
by rubycrownedkinglet
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Indian mother in law problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Re: Indian mother in law problems

Oh, Yes, I think all of this^^^^^ :lol: :lol: Definitely
by rubycrownedkinglet
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: MIL in Hospital & The Dog
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: MIL in Hospital & The Dog

About your recovering MIL: Some people are just spirit suckers. There is no doubt they feel completely entitled to their family's and friends' efforts with no thought of ever reciprocating. Odd though that she didn't want to put her brother out at least until his trip. I'll bet he is the one that ha...