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by WhyOhWhy
Mon Aug 30, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: My MIL
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: My MIL

Without knowing more details, I'll say this: Never let anyone force you to do anything you don't want to do. She is not the boss of you. Take control of your own house and your marriage, before your mother-in-law attempts to create more chaos for you.
by WhyOhWhy
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: MIL wants to see DC
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: MIL wants to see DC

My longstanding theory is that if you live close enough to the ILs for easy visits, you're living far too close to them. Having said that, as the others have noted, I'd want to know what the ILs plan to change in order to allow you to trust them around you or your children.
by WhyOhWhy
Wed May 12, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Annoy INLAWS
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: Annoy INLAWS

If you are doing seating charts, sit a very annoying friend next to them and encourage that friend to talk their ears off the entire time. Be sure you get up and walk around a lot to socialize with everyone else there - not only is that the polite thing to do for all of your guests, but it will leav...
by WhyOhWhy
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Help me think of ways to piss MIL & FIL off
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Help me think of ways to piss MIL & FIL off

Well, another suggestion that's sometimes given is to invite an annoying friend. Give that friend permission to monopolize the conversation by yammering on, and on, and on about some topic in their lives. The in-laws will HATE that. If it's a "chance" encounter, then you'll have to come up with some...
by WhyOhWhy
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Hate my SIL & Niece
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

Re: Hate my SIL & Niece

Having been adopted myself, I think it would be better for your niece if she were not referred to as "the thing", and instead in a situation where she can receive all the love in the world, which she clearly sorely needs. She's probably been through a lot and is naturally acting out thanks to a life...
by WhyOhWhy
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Engagement party
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: How can I piss off inlaws at engagement party

I have to agree with Melody: let karma take its course. If they are that horrible, they'll mess up on their own. Now, the one piece of advice I CAN give to sort of...encourage...them to show their true colors is actually to be overly sweet and happy. Yup, it's really that simple with horrible people...
by WhyOhWhy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: My Evil Pervert FIL is DEAD/@willthetruthbetold
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: My Evil Pervert FIL is DEAD/@willthetruthbetold

What a huge relief!! I imagine it's like a huge weight lifted off of your shoulders to no longer worry about what he might pull next.
by WhyOhWhy
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: I absolutely hate my in-laws from a guy's point of view
Replies: 3
Views: 875

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

Welcome to the site! I'm sorry to say this, but you have a WIFE problem as much as an in-law problem. THAT is where you need to focus your time and energy. She's abusing you by proxy (at best). I divorced my first husband for many of those things you mentioned in your post. My (now) second husband i...
by WhyOhWhy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Christmas 2020 - The continuing Saga
Replies: 3
Views: 890

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. PMILIHP, same here! Once I realized that my IL'...
by WhyOhWhy
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Checking In After The Holidays
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Re: Checking In After The Holidays

@Melody: Ugg! As you know, I can SO relate to the "wish list" vs. reality (and "gift" issues in general). I'm convinced that none of it is accidental and in fact is a planned cruelty. Folks like that seem to get off on tossing out a slight, a dig, and/or a "message" during the holidays. Interestingl...
by WhyOhWhy
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: My FIL finally died
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: My FIL finally died

One could only imagine the huge sense of relief you must be feeling that such an awful individual has finally been dragged back to hell. I hope your husband isn't dealing with too many mixed feelings, since I'm sure his father's passing has stirred up feelings about how he was raised and how terribl...
by WhyOhWhy
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Checking In After The Holidays
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Checking In After The Holidays

Just checking in... How long did it take before the brief attempt at pleasantness over the holidays was cast aside and their real selves came rushing right back in? For us, it took less than 48 hours before the usual passive-aggressive digs made their way to us...you know, just in case we got the wr...
by WhyOhWhy
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: How Is The Holidays
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: How Is The Holidays

Congratulations on baby #3!

It sounds like you guys live waaaaay too close to your in-laws if you bump into them that easily. 8)
by WhyOhWhy
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Thank You Again, Quarantine
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Thank You Again, Quarantine

I want to preface this post by saying that 2020 has been a shitty year thanks to COVID. We all know someone who's been sick with (or even died from) COVID. Having said that, the one positive from this quarantine is not seeing my in-laws this year (YAY!!!). Christmas via zoom call can be a rather abb...
by WhyOhWhy
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Birthday Card
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Birthday Card

These people often think they are so very clever and smart, when in reality they are as transparent as glass. I can imagine he's so proud of himself for thinking he's "getting one by you" by leaving off his name...as though he matters all that much in the grand scheme of things. :lol: