How to deal with a rude mother-in-law ?
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|Wed, 08-06-2003 - 11:46am|
Here is the last event: It was my birthday and my mother in law was having the traditional birthday supper. She always cooks your favorite meal – very nice of her I admit. Well, here it is “my” birthday and as almost usual she was in one of her “not so nice” moods. For an hour my father-in-law, husband and I sat in the family room having a very nice conversation while she was finishing up my birthday meal. Everything my husband talked about – she came back with a snappy or degrading remark to him. They were at each other’s throats and everyone kept getting on pins and needles. For one thing – here I was watching and listening someone (I don’t care if it is his mother) degrade and knock my husband for no reason. Finally it was the sit down to suppertime – everyone very much on edge!! Then there they go again – I lost my appetite waited to see if it calmed down – it did not. I quietly got up from the table, went to the family room to get my purse, walked out the back door and walked home (4 blocks). My husband realized that I had left and walked after me and asked me what he was supposed to do? I said I don’t know that is your mother and it is my birthday and I am 43 years old and don’t have to put up with your mom or anyone talking to you like that. I told him I wasn’t mad at him. He went back and was home within 5 minutes. His mom and dad haven’t called since. And I am sure they won’t until I apologize - which is always the case. I have to apologize for her behavior to keep peace. Should I do this again?????