(Closed) Soon to be Mother In Law

posted 10 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think if you only answer her calls every other day (or whatever feels comfortable for you), she will eventually get the hint, and not call so much. I am the most non-confrontational person ever, so maybe that’s not the best advice 🙂 🙂 good luck.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

My sister has that problem with her in-laws!  She loves them, and they’re so great, but they call all the time! 

She and my BIL just don’t answer the phone.  They still call..and keep calling until they answer the phone (I mean the home phone, cell phone, why didn’t you answer, the whole nine). 

They haven’t found another solution because addressing it would just hurt their feelings.  Sometimes BIL will just answer and get off quickly, but that’s it.  So let me know if you come up with something!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

My future in-laws call twice per day.  It really really really annoyed me at first.  A lot.  My fiance and I had several arguments over it.  Now I have just come to accept that is how my in-laws are… needy.  My fiance and I  have rules now.  He will not answer the phone if we are legitimately busy. He is not to speak to them when we are driving. (Pet peeve of mine)  He is not to speak with them on the evenings that we have plans.  Also, he does not speak with them on Friday evenings because that is our "date" night.  And he will absolutely not talk to them on our honeymoon or any vacations other than to tell them we have arrived safely.  Even those rules get broken so when I find myself annoyed with their call, I leave.  I leave the room, leave the house, whatever.  If I cannot hear the painfully boring conversation I am fine.  I learned quickly that as much as I would like to change them I cannot, I can only change my reaction!  Good luck!!

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