(Closed) Advice on dealing with difficult sister-in-law

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 2
3050 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I actually agree with the brother. Be polite but ignore her. There’s not much else you can do in your time there with her. As you said she will give you grief and I doubt this will hardly change. Be nice, don’t let her get a rise from you, and look to your wife for what steps must be taken. If she is being out of line, it will be your wife’s responsibility to handle the situation. Hopefully her parents will advocate for you both as well.

This is coming from someone whom has two very unmanageable difficult sisters.

Post # 4
1838 posts
Buzzing bee

I know this isn’t what you want to hear … but it sounds to me like typical family stuff, and the brother is right — you need to just try to ignore it. 

Post # 5
1306 posts
Bumble bee


11 years old is plenty old enough to learn manners and how to behave politely.

As for your future sister-in-law….why did everyone give in to her demands to leave the mall? Don’t give in but don’t seek a fight. She’ll beat you with her experience.

The best solution is to find a place a of your own as soon as possible then limit your time with her. Its hard when you’re living with your future in-laws. She sounds like a nightmare but you shouldn’t waste too much energy fighting with her or even listening to her.

Post # 7
302 posts
Helper bee

Is she married or seeing anyone? Perhaps she is envious that you two are getting married, able to save money while living with parents, etc.

But I do agree with pp…the 11 yr old does seem like a brat ..but I don’t think its your place to say anything about it. Maybe next time the 11 yr old says something I would point out that it was not a polite or appropriate thing to say and they should apologize? 

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