(Closed) Partners parents

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I dont’ think you’re being a prick. I think your partner still hasn’t cut the apron strings with her family and she’s not respecting your boundaries. Is she young? Usually with maturity, the attachment with our birth families wanes enough for us to focus on our own families. In this case, it doesn’t seem like it’s happened. In addition, if she doesn’t drive, she might get lonely sitting at home all day, either alone or with the kids, so her family is a welcome relief to her boredom. That definitely needs to be considered.

The only thing I can suggest is that you sit her down and tell her what you’ve written here. I would emphasize the fact that you do care for them and don’t want them to stop coming over but that it’s reasonable to have some space in your togetherness. Suggest the maximum number of times you want them to come over to arrive at a compromise. For me once a week would be reasonable but since you don’t want her to go cold turkey maybe suggest 2 times a week and then you can compromise at 3.

Since you have 2 children I’m guessing her and her family’s behavior has become the norm so it might take some time to adjust. It might take some love and patience but I’m sure your family is worth it.

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