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|Mon, 12-02-2013 - 10:00am|
I have wonderful in-laws who have given me so much love and respect since I married my husband over 4 years ago. I have never felt like our relationship was anything more that being "in-laws"... if that makes any sense! I don't feel particulary close to my mother in law, father in law, or sister in law. It has often bothered me, but it's hard to move away from that. One thing that has always bothered me about them is how they always talk about their daughter, and rarely about their son (my husband). Examples of such are at family dinners when all we hear about is her day, weekend, life... never really asked about his or ours. It always feels like her life is far more important and/or interesting than ours and I often feel left out, but more so I feel bad for my husband who has to fight for some air time. What makes the situation even more... bothersome is my sister in law is newly engaged. I have no issue hearing about the wedding planning, but it's what is coming along with that bothers me. Some may say I'm jealous... or bitter... but I do not agree with either, there is no argument there. Today I find out that my in-laws would like to celebrate Christmas dinner with my sister-in-law's fiance and his entire family. For the fact that I'm Jewish, Christmas has never been huge for me, but I have always partaked in the festivities for my husband. To find out this year I need to celerbate with people I don't know... just makes me annoyed. Am I being crazy silly here? Perhaps there is slight jealousy for the fact that my family has never done anything like this with my in-laws. Perhaps there is a some feeling that my in-laws favor the fiance's family more than mine...
Ughhh I don't know. But I had to vent to some hopefully unbiased people.