Meddlesome In-laws

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Registered: 03-03-2012
Meddlesome In-laws
Sat, 03-03-2012 - 3:00pm

I live next door to my in-laws (my husbands parents on one side and his sister on the other). This was not a problem until my son was born 2 years ago. She had wanted to quit work and take care of the baby. At the last minute, I decided to become a stay-at-home Mom, which infuriated her. She lives next door and is always coming over to the house. If I do not answer the door, she calls my husband and asks what is wrong and/or complains that I am being mean to her by not letting her in. She let herself into the house on two separate occasions under the pretense she was concerned when I did not answer the phone or the door. She is constantly complaining to

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Sun, 03-04-2012 - 9:29pm

Its not clear who is calling your dh because you don't go along with her wishes--your MIL or SIL?

Either way, your husband needs to be the one to tell his mother or sister to stop calling him with these complaints, that he and you decide who will see the baby and when. What does he say about them calling, about their complaints? Does he agree with you or think that his relative has a good point?

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Registered: 05-19-2008
Mon, 03-05-2012 - 12:19pm

Hi and welcome to the board.