Am I being too sensitive?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 2
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

hegetsme:  It’s totally annoying, but try not to take it personally. I am working at home right now as a consultant, DH and I are trying to start our own company. It’s only been a few months so it’s very small at the moment, but honestly, we’re in pretty good shape for our first quarter. I mean, we’re alive and paying our bills.

My family and his family though? As far as I can tell, they have no concept of what I do. If I make a comment about working, they just sort of nod it off. I’m always getting asked to do things in the middle of the day (My grandparents are retired and my mom doesn’t work every day, and works afternoons some), and they seem to have a hard time grasping that no, I really prefer to work during the day like any other place. 

I joined an office share for a bit to help myself get out of the house more. I kid you not, my mom actually asked me “So what would you do in an office.” SERIOUSLY? Wth? What does anyone do at an office? lol, DH and I are still laughing/cringing over that one. 

I think it’s worth saying one more time in person, “Hey FIL, I’ve been getting a lot of job adds. Thanks for thinking of me, but DH and I are both happy with my working for myself.” The end. Then auto delete them if he keeps sending them.

Post # 3
7055 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

hegetsme:  I think they’re genuinely trying to be helpful. Have you (or DH) explicitly told them, “Thank you, but shegetsme isn’t job hunting at the moment, the small business is her job”.

Post # 4
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Well, I would probably just delete the emails and hope that’s the extent of it. If they actually bring it up with you, then I would explain that you’re not looking for a job and are very happy with your home-business and daughter. But I wouldn’t go bringing it up.

Post # 7
2079 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

hegetsme:  is there any chance they think you guys are struggling financially and are trying to be helpful? Maybe an off handed comment that you or your husband made that they took too literally?

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