(Closed) FI’s family – LONG vent

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
2385 posts
Buzzing bee

In situations like that, the only thing you can do is be supportive. and that’s probably the worst part. 

Post # 4
7697 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Wow!  Can you say Mrs. Robinson.  She sounds pretty crazy. Honestly, I don’t think anyone can do anything about her.  I feel especially bad for your FFIL, and of course for FI.  I would see if you suggest counseling for FFIL-sounds like he is spiraling into depression-(kind of with good reason)-two major life altering occurrences.  Sounds like he needs as much support as he can get.  It would probably be better if the two “lovebirds” left his nest.  For FI, I think the best he can do is be a support for his dad.  Hopefully in time his mom will “come to her senses”-but maybe not.  

Post # 5
520 posts
Busy bee

I am so sorry.  I agree that FFIL needs to get into counseling.  The loss of a son coupled with the behavior of his wife is a lot to deal with.  I don’t know what to say about FMIL’s behavior.  The 20 year old is just using her and will soon tire of her.  I don’t think there is much you can do with her……….it’s a shame she is throwing her marriage and family away for some cheap thrills.  It may be her way of grieving….. I don’t know.  It’s a crappy situation any way you look at it. 

Post # 6
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m so sorry I don’t even know what to say. I hope the whole family will get out of this situation sooner rather than later.

Post # 9
4774 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

wow, so sorry, that’s a crazy situation.  Good luck to your FFIL.

Post # 10
1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@pinkrainbow: I’m glad your FFIL is standing up for himself too.  It’s so tough when you are in these situations and you feel like your hands are tied.  I hope things improve as much as they can and get less stressful for both of you.  It’s good that your FI has someone like you around to support him through this time.

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