- 6 years ago
No relationship, with almost all of them.
Father-In-Law died 6 months before our wedding. He was an incredibly sweet man, but really controlled, by his wife. I wrote the Mother-In-Law out of my life 7 years ago, after 30 years of married. I hit 50 and declared I’m allergic to BS. She’s a toxic elder, plays favorites, and everything has to be her way.
SIL – eh? Hubby talks to her a few times a year and we exchange birthday cards and such. We don’t get along with her husband and they’re a team. They stayed over at our house and I caught him walking around during the night naked. And then he insulted my family in a very public F/B post. I try to maintain an e-mail relationship with their adult children, although the one’s spouse I’ll never meet. The other – we all love the spouse.
Brother-In-Law – have no relationship with him. He and my husband exchange happy birthday e-mails annually, and that’s it. He’s only called 3 times, in the last 12 years, and that was only to ask to borrow our vacation home. I’ve never met his one child – now 11.5 and probably never will. Glad to have written his wife out of my life 12 years ago, when they moved across the country. She’s a person no one else can stand and everyone complains about her constantly, but I don’t believe anyone has told her off – they just put up with it narcissim and histrionics.
Luckily he has a small family and no-one lives close. We lucked out with my family and some close friends, who are more like family to us, than his will ever be.