(Closed) MIL drama, Part two.

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 4
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would just send her her “list” of the one brother’s gift and just tell her that’s it. Your done, weddings over tell her time to move on. She missed it and can’t drag it out anymore. She sounds a little needy as well as batty. Hate to say in a few months it’ll be something else to get your hubby’s attention. Some moms do better with the new relationships than others. 🙁

Post # 5
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I wouldn’t engage her at all. Just move on. He’s told her he’s disappointed by her not being there, and that’s all she  needs to know, really. 

By dwelling on it, you won’t be able to enjoy the happiness that should be yours. By allowing her to get to you, you are allowing her to rob you of your happiness.

Post # 6
2605 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’d personally ignore the request about the gifts. It’s none of her business. And if you’d like to drive the point home, bat your eyes sweetly and say, “My dear Mother-In-Law, surely you aren’t so gauche as to see gift-giving as a reciprocal endeavor! You engage with others with such grace that I’m sure that you will know precisely what to give them and how much to spend for future engagements based on the quality of your personal friendships and your general esteem for the honorees.”


But trust me, ignoring her, perhaps with a vague refusal if she’s in your face is probably best (“sorry, we don’t discuss things like that”).

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