Family Fighting and Gossiping
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|Sun, 12-19-2010 - 10:18pm|
It's been awhile since I've been in here but like the new format! Anyway, I need advice again........
Our family is going through something right now and I can't figure out a way to fix it. There is no way to fix it as far as I can tell.
The problem is that my DH and I disagree with his family on a certain immoral topic. They don't see it as immoral. We do. I think that's what's at the heart of the family's trouble right now. But then there's all the extra crap that goes on around it - the gossiping and saying things like: You don't love your brother or sister - you hate them; You're lazy; Your car is in the way of mom and dad's driveway; You have junky cars; Your cat is a nuisance; Your wife wrecked my pan; Your wife is snotty to my kids; You pick on your brother and sister....and on and on. Pretty petty right? But then when the fights start up and it goes on for awhile this immoral topic rears its ugly head and that's why I believe that that is the root of our family trouble. We try to forgive and forget when mean things are said about us and we really do have some pleasant family moments with everyone but then the SIL or BIL (usu. SIL) ruins it with a snarky comment or a whispered comment to MIL who btw doesn't stop it but lets it continue.