Abusive SIL ruining r/ship with ILs
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|Sun, 10-23-2011 - 11:47pm|
This is my first time posting here. I've been creeping for a while and see that a lot of great advice has been given. I'm really hoping you wonderful people can help me out too!
I am having problems with my DH's sister that have unfortunately gotten out of hand, and these have led to a rocky relationship with his parents too.
Here's the background story.... SInce I started dating my now DH four years ago she has been nothing but disrespectful and vindictive. She will openly insult and criticize you if you did not give her her way. For example, she used to really love the game phase 10. Every single time we went to visit the ILs we had to play this game at least once (she still lives with her parents). Needless to say one evening both my DH and I stated that we would like to play a different game. She responded by throwing a tantrum, insulting me and DH saying that he never cares for her since I came along, how he always ignores her for me and how I'm a "stupid bitch anyways"..Over a card game...did I mention she's in her mid 20's and that this is normal for her? Also, she loves to gossip and spread lies. I don't think DH has a single relative that SIL hasn't told something malicious about me behind my back to. The worst part is that even though they know that SIL is a gossip and an attention whore and that they take what she says with a grain of salt, they never do anything to stop her, so she continues. This doesn't even touch the serious issues, just the regular every day stuff.The rest of the family is used to this behaviour and whenever she insults me openly in front of them they're quick to respond with "oh, that"s just how SIL is" no matter how outrightly offensive and cruel her behaviour is.