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by PutMILinherplace
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Engagement party
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: How can I piss off inlaws at engagement party

I agree with the above. Dont purposely do anything or it will make you look bad. HOWEVER, Get one of your buddies who is quick with sarcasm, comebacks etc that takes no crap. Make sure they are sitting right next to them or across the table. If they say anything remotely ...crabby your friend can go...
by PutMILinherplace
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Hate my SIL & Niece
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: Hate my SIL & Niece

No, you are not bad for feeling the way you do. You had this dumped on you without your consent. It is normal and perfectly understandable to feel as you do. I sure would. However, what would be bad is to take it out on the child. Not saying you are. First, how old is this child? Second, you need to...
by PutMILinherplace
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Christmas 2020 - The continuing Saga
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Christmas 2020 - The continuing Saga

The nonsense hasn’t stopped, but at least it has become more amusing. I keep saying, "you cant change another person's behavior, only your response to it. " When I started treating my interactions with MIL as a game, it got funnier and she got madder. When my DH finally started dealing with his nar...
by PutMILinherplace
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: I absolutely hate my in-laws from a guy's point of view
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: I absolutely hate my in-laws from a guy's point of view

Welcome. So sorry you are in the same boat as all of us here. A lot of the submissions here are probably from a woman's point of view There actually are some men on this site. Many do not post. Statistically speaking there probably are just as many men as women in this situation but like domestic ab...
by PutMILinherplace
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Is it weird that I don’t like my in laws?
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: Is it weird that I don’t like my in laws?

No, you most certainly are not weird. I had an issue some years ago with a friend of my DH's. DH could not get through his head that his friend did not like me (and I couldn't stand him) . "Everybody loves you," Dh would say. I would counter with "No that's not true and its ok. Not everyone loves or...
by PutMILinherplace
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: FIL has Christmas Cancer
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: FIL has Christmas Cancer

And now I think we will also see a rise in Christmas Covid
by PutMILinherplace
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: How to move forward...
Replies: 24
Views: 7912

Re: How to move forward...

I’m not naturally that way. Neither was I . But I learned to toughen up. That was hard on me. My DH who was still a DUH at the time even made a comment that when he left for work that morning it was if he came home to a totally different person. My mother said it was as if a light switch was flippe...
by PutMILinherplace
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Odd Neighbor Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 7223

Re: Odd Neighbor Advice

Glad to hear its better. Its amazing how knowing you are on camera makes people behave...and sad that that is what it takes.

It might behoove you to also invest in those fake cameras. They have a bright LED light that makes it look like it is "live" A few more might not hurt.
by PutMILinherplace
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: How to move forward...
Replies: 24
Views: 7912

Re: How to move forward...

A few quick things First if and when they call to apologize and make up some apology/excuse this is where you will get a bit...evil :twisted: You go, "Oh no. Dont apologize. I am so thankful. I was trying to think of a way to not hire you anyway. You know, the whole business should not mix with fami...
by PutMILinherplace
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: FIL has Christmas Cancer
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: FIL has Christmas Cancer

And lets not forget Birthday Cancer, Easter Cancer, and Summer Cancer.
by PutMILinherplace
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Of Thanksgiving and Obedience
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Of Thanksgiving and Obedience

YES! Next time I would say she did NOT ruin anything, you are glad to get the chance to once again be clear that you are done with her bad behavior. Trust me , that statement will drive her nuts. :twisted:

Deal with it just as you did. Perfect.
by PutMILinherplace
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: New Reason to Hate MIL
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: New Reason to Hate MIL

Practice in front of mirror. Get down the look. Get a look of pity, "oh you poor thing how stupid you are," Get that smile down and a slight nod of your head back and forth with a tsk tsk. Look at them with such a condescending smile. Start doing that EVERYTIME they say something.
by PutMILinherplace
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: How to move forward...
Replies: 24
Views: 7912

Re: How to move forward...

Oh, no , my dear. You may THINK they just made your life more difficult but in truth they have saved you a world of frustration and hurt in the future. There are 2 old sayings that are so true 1- You get what you pay for 2-NEVER do business with family..unless...no , there is NO UNLESS NEVER EVER E....
by PutMILinherplace
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Holding a Grudge
Replies: 4
Views: 948

Holding a Grudge

Saw this quote today from Toby Mac Toxic people will try to make you think you're holding a grudge. Nah. That's a boundary. I have had several people who had told me while my MIL was still alive that I was holding onto a grudge and should just forgive my MIL. I asked them "Are you really suggesting ...
by PutMILinherplace
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Update on "The Next Time You Visit!"
Replies: 10
Views: 1718

Re: Update on "The Next Time You Visit!"

I am just giggling at that. My DH had to learn the hard way that the kids and I just were not going to see his mom. After my MIL died my poor DH spent over an hour with our kids, the nephews & nieces trying to get them to remember just one good time with their grandmother. Out of frustration he aske...