Holidays with the In-Laws (Vent)

posted 2 years ago in Holidays
Post # 2
1424 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Just be firm. Don’t give in and don’t let her think she can bully you into doing something you don’t want. What does your Darling Husband want to do? Does he want to stay? You could compromise and do Wed-Friday but be firm about the weekend. As far as switching holidays she can just get over it, that’s how many many couples handle holidays and it’s a fair plan. Wonder if she also guilt tripped SIL about not spending Thanksgiving with them.

I’d be annoyed too. Guilt tripping is wrong and manipulative.

Post # 3
9610 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

She can want whatever she wants, you have no obligation to extend your stay just because of those wants though.

No need to be annoyed just tell her you can’t stay through the weekend but are excited to see hem on Thanksgiving. Yeah, she’s gonna bitch but eventually she will realize that won’t change anything.

Post # 4
2644 posts
Sugar bee

Wait, is she guilt tripping SIL for missing “real” Thanksgiving?

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