Post # 1
We are currently living with my in-laws and I have been feeling cabin fever in the last few days. I am currently not working and therefore am home more often. I sometimes feel like I cannot do anything without everyone knowing about it. I feel the need for more privacy and just being able to do my own thing without anyone being right there. Does anyone feel the same?
Post # 3
I think you have to work with it than against it.
Find a place away from home where you can take some alone time, whether its 15 min or 1 hour. Whatever amount of time you can squeeze out of your day or week, do it. I go to my town library, sit in the living room (it used to be a mansion) and read a book, flip through mags and sip coffee.
It is difficult, and I know your pain. Privacy is hard to come by in these situations, but I always remind myself of the perks of living with my in laws. Im going to graduate school and my mother in law takes the bulk of the household duties while I am taking classes. When I have a baby? Free baby sitting. My fiance and I take a weekend away every few months and lots of date nights.
Weve even gotten a hotel room ever so often 🙂
Worst thing you can do: Get resentful and lash out. It will destroy your relationship with them.
Post # 4
We lived with his parents for awhile but it was before we got married. I HATED it! What I did was get a job in a bigger town than we lived in and my Darling Husband and I would spend most of our time away from the house if we could. You have one thing I didn’t though, him sleeping next to you. His parents were so strict about no sex before marriage that they made one of us sleep in the living room and the other in his old room. All I can suggest is to try to find a way to get away for awhile. Maybe go for a walk and stay out for awhile. I don’t know where you live but I’m sure there is a quiet place somewhere near by where you can sit and think or read and just be alone.
Post # 5
Living with my both pre and post wedding, but it is for different reasons. There is no Future Father-In-Law and my Future Mother-In-Law is terminally Ill. It has been nice that my Fiance has been able to mend his relationsship with his mother, but she really is something else. All I can say is that if we are making it through this now, then I have more than that enough faith that we can make it through anything.