Post # 1
We live with our FFIL and FMIL. There isn’t anything we can do about it until around the time we get married. I’m sitting in our room trying to write a paper and, as usual his parents have the TV on which is in the living room, right above our bedroom/living area. It wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t the Grammy’s and it wasn’t so damn loud. It’s not affecting my paper too much but just getting on my nerves. FI needs some help from FFIL before going to bed and he’s acting put offish.
I really miss having our own apartment. As much as I love his parents living with them is not exactly my ideal situation. But right now, with everything on our plate, we can’t afford not to.
Post # 3
After we got married my dad pushed my husband and I to move back in because husband was leaving for Navy OCS and didn’t want me living in Detroit alone. We moved back in and my husband’s leave date got pushed back (long story) a year and a half. I don’t want to say it was terrible (I’m really greatful they let us live there for free), but the annoyances! Both my parents smoke cigars CONSTANTLY. Our clothing ALWAYS smelled of cigar. It also didn’t help my mom kept saying, “I wouldn’t have wanted to live with my parents after I got married.. I don’t know why you moved in..” She didn’t mean it negatively, my mom has this competition thing and was stressed about so many people in the house. I guess she forgot we were pushed into it.
Now that we’ve moved out (and several states away) I miss living there a little. I do not miss the cigar smoke, but I miss having a full house (we lived with my parents and my brother and sister). However, I would never go back to that living situation. 🙂
Hang in there, pretty soon it will be something everyone looks back on fondly.
Post # 4
@maureen9004: 🙂 Thank you for that. I realllly do love them, but it’s hard living with people who have different views on things sometimes. His mom still views him like a child a lot and there isn’t a lot we can do about trying to convince her otherwise except for stay out of her hair as much as possible