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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: 414

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: 680

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: 320

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: 469

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: 489

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: 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. 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: 656

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: 12
Views: 1232

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: 656

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: 529

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: 712

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: 639

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:
by WhyOhWhy
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: MIL sighting - in MY neighborhood
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: MIL sighting - in MY neighborhood

Wheeeeee! It does certainly seem as though you're being "checked in" upon. Stand firm on the boundaries! I have to say, I'm glad it's not so easy for my IL's to just be "in the neighborhood".
by WhyOhWhy
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: They Shouldn't Get Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: They Shouldn't Get Ideas

@Melody, it seems as though it's the Same Shit Different Day for you guys as well!! Don't you just love the love bombing that happens right before special days where they hope you'll pamper them? I also wanted to add, that a certain situation we've spoken about is happening again and I will need to ...
by WhyOhWhy
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: They Shouldn't Get Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: They Shouldn't Get Ideas

I can definitely relate to your story. Venting, especially in writing, helps a ton. Do you think you and your DH would ever go full no contact with your MIL? No. DH is too afraid of hurting his Mummy's feelings. We are pretty low contact for the most part. Once MIL passes, however, I expect he'll h...