Post # 1
Ok, I am writing this to myself as much as to you ladies. I am pledging this holiday season to have a new attitude about some of my in-law family. My Mother-In-Law and SIL specifically. I am really going to try and appreciate good qualities and try to ignore the comments that hurt my feelings. The wedding is over and now I am really going to try and start fresh. We don’t have to be super close, but I do have to find a way to appreciate them.
Goodness, thanks for listening. We are off to Chicago on Saturday for Christmas with my Mother-In-Law and her family. Wish me luck, last year was a disaster.
Post # 3
Aww good for you!! The fact that you’re willing to make an effort speaks volumes about the kind of person you are. Kill ’em with kindness, is what I say!
Post # 4
That sounds like a really great way to start off life with your new family! Who knows, maybe now that you’re actually married things will smooth out a little. Good luck!
Post # 6
I hope that you can get closer with your in-laws with time!
Post # 7
I have Father-In-Law (Family-in-law) issues too, and it’s always tough to have a positive attitude – great for you!! 🙂 Good luck, and hopefully it goes by quickly!!!
Post # 8
Thanks for posting this. I need the solidarity too! We’re going to see my Mother-In-Law tomorrow. :-/ –> 😀
Post # 9
Ha! Well if you need a drinking partner in the CHI or “need to run an errand..” PM me!
Post # 10
Thanks Ladies! It’s a very strange situation, so I am going to do my best to get over things in the past that have really hurt my feelings. Mrs. Dee to Bee if you need to chat you can always PM me!
I’ll let you girl know how it goes!
Post # 12
That’s a good attitude to have! It’s not always easy to be the bigger person but not letting them get to you as much is better for you. Kill them with kindness!
Post # 13
I think you’re really smart to try to take a positive attitude and focus on how you can improve things from here on out. Good for you!
Post # 14
Ok, I tried ladies. To be honest it was kind of a mess of a weekend. My feelings are a bit hurt but I am going to do my best to be postive around them and maybe one day they will change their negitive tunes. Honestly my husband is on my side about all of the drama they stir up, so in the long run they will only hurt their relationship with him by continuing the bad behavior.
Does anyone have any good advise on dealing with a Mother-In-Law with selective hearing and a bad attitude and a SIL who is in her early 20’s and acts like a teenager?