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by Melody
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: To The PILs, everything is about money
Replies: 12
Views: 1214

Re: To The PILs, everything is about money

First off (((HUGS!!!!!!))). You are fighting quite the war! And the other side (meaning JUST DH) isn't evil - just a complete mess. Your ILs are total evil!

Do you have any of these nasty threats in writing? If so, blow up your attorney's fax machine/email with copies of them!
by Melody
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Advice for responding to toxic people?
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: Advice for responding to toxic people?

So sorry Mara! If you can swing it DO go for counseling! I was a single parent dealing with not quite as bad as you but a total @hole. I went for over a year and still laugh at a 65+ year old woman telling me about "AFGO"s As in "Another F*cking grown Opportunity". I really like what Keeper told you...
by Melody
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: To the Poster of "She's Paying"
Replies: 0
Views: 1108

To the Poster of "She's Paying"

I'm pissed on your behalf. I mean really, WTF? I have friends that lost their house a few years ago. I was LIVID when the karate dojo they belonged to for EIGHT YEARS charged one of the kids for a new book. REALLY? My friends are well off AND one of them worked for an insurance company so we knew sh...
by Melody
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: CO Father
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Re: CO Father

PutMILinHerPlace always has sound advice, but is generally more conservative than what I would say. NOT THIS CASE! Do you know the show "Weakest Link?" Either your sister is or she's being exploited as such! Kids grow up SO fast. I know its a cliche, but I was just speaking to another parent I hadn'...
by Melody
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: So close to awareness...
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: So close to awareness...

This so ticks me off! So FIL AND his enablers? Freakin' duh! Tell him your fine with seeing the enablers as long as they BEHAVE and of course not with FIL!
by Melody
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: What would you do?

I beg to differ. It belongs in the SHREDDER. If you don't own one, I suggest it! Heck even glean anything out of the card, buy one, and enjoy the feeling of it never existing/mattering! I hate the P/A "I soooooo care" crap with sending a stupid card that you just KNOW the sole purpose is to manipula...
by Melody
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: I have made a terrible mistake
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: I have made a terrible mistake

I'm with Ruby. Additionally, I can't stand this, "cut his whole family off" crap. That I relate to. And why would he cut them off? Because you "can't stand THEM"? Um NO!!! Like you, I can't stand ONE relative anymore BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY HAVE REPEATEDLY DONE! The fact that DH won't acknowledge it (o...
by Melody
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: In need of encouraging words today!
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: In need of encouraging words today!

WhyOhWhy gave you some excellent advice. Let me add that it sounds like its time to switch counselors. How long have you been with her? It sounds like she's not effectively getting through to your DH. A few years back DH picked out a counselor that I ended up liking. Different scenario, but I ended ...
by Melody
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Demon Spawn of MIL
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Demon Spawn of MIL

Oh, no! That is unfortunate! How old is she, and is there any chance this is a phase? My third kid is a perfect-ish child (great student, lots of nice friends, great musician, enthusiastic volunteer), but man since he's hit 13 he's turned into a jerk towards my husband and I! Could she just be letti...
by Melody
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Lessons & reminders
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: Lessons & reminders

What a foolish woman! This is only a few hours once a week, yes? The college kids are home now. Ask around to find someone who doesn't have an internship. Then keep your eyes/ears open for a local high school kids (preferably in your neighborhood) for the fall - and don't discount boys - maybe a lif...
by Melody
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: 75th Anniversary of D-Day, FIL was a coward
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: 75th Anniversary of D-Day, FIL was a coward

I'm NOT a veteran but I STILL want to punch him! I really dislike people like him! How insulting to our heros! And he has no shame! Even as a mere PTA volunteer, it REALLY irks me when people who don't volunteer complain how they can do it better. I was president for a few years, and the FASTEST way...
by Melody
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Am I Just Being Dramatic?
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Am I Just Being Dramatic?

You're not being dramatic. That is an icky yuck procedure (during and after) and to have it go that painfully is awful. I'm sure you considered it, but maybe you want to find a new gyn. But I think your DH being with his sister and not for your procedure may have been just timing and logistics. You ...
by Melody
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: It boggles the mind!
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: It boggles the mind!

This is a challenging one because different days mean different things to people! I had two kids before I met DH's stepmonster (and two after). I am kind of a "go with the flow" about certain things and didn't care so much about mother's day being "my day" until after stepmonster made a COMPLETE PIT...
by Melody
Wed May 29, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: It's been awhile - just an update
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: It's been awhile - just an update

Moving does sound like a great way to have a fresh start - especially since you're not uprooting the kids! I've also livid about your DH saying mommy wouldn't approve. To me that sounds like all the more reason to do it! It sounds like your DH is making progress - it would be nice if it was a lot fa...
by Melody
Mon May 27, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: BEC Mini-Vents
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: BEC Mini-Vents

@Rubycrownedkinglet - That's hilarious! My sister had carpal tunnel syndrome. She worked as a paralegal and did high speed typing for HOURS everyday. And pain is generally not the primary issue - its numbness and tingling and the inability to continue the activity so yep, your SIL (RIP) was quite fu...