Post # 1
Hey bees. Just popping in to start a board for us to all connect on the family times that may not be as comforting as we want.
II’ve been with Darling Husband for 8 years and it’s only gotten worse with the family. Nobody is outwardly mean (thank goodness) but I just haven’t ever connected with anyone. I try and get discouraged when it’s not recriprocated. I’m just not the type that likes to sit around and go overboard complementing people’s babies/fashion/jewelry/life. I give a genuine compliment when it’s due, but going on and on with over the top comments just seems fake to me. But alas, that’s what they like to do.
here’s for all the others here who don’t feel as connected as they wish. I’m working on letting go of my previous hopes and dreams and accepting reality.
Post # 2
I don’t connect especially well with my husbands family either. Thankfully, we’ve stopped doing Thanksgiving with family and have a quiet holiday at home with just the two of us. But we did still talk with the in-laws on the phone and my Mother-In-Law decided to just callously drop in that my husband’s grandpa is on hospice and apparently they got together with his other siblings to discuss possible funeral arrangements but didn’t even bother calling us. He’s apparently doing better now and will likely be moved off hospice but I was honestly shocked/mad at the very dismissive way they told my husband all this, they just dropped it in like they were saying what they had for lunch.
Also, my Mother-In-Law is weirdly obsessed with our dog. We live in a different state, she met our dog once when we came to visit. She constantly asks for pictures/videos of her and will go on and on about how excited she is to see our dog at Christmas. It’s weird and starting to freak me out a bit. I’m legitimately concerned about how obsessive she’ll be when we have kids if this is how she is with our dog.
Idk…family is weird. I’m just happy we live a good distance from both our families.