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September 2, 2011 1:11 PM Subscribe
How do I move on after a big argument with my father-in-law?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (27 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A couple days ago, I had a knock down argument with my father-in-law. The subject of the discussion wasn't entirely his business except for the fact that he cares about his daughter, but, to be perfectly honest, he was right. I ended up following his very loud and obnoxious advice.
My problem is with the big time, hurtful things he said me. I think I hate him, now.
But, he's my wife's dad. After a day or two to think about it, I'm willing to be around him from time to time, even pretend a bit to make things easier for everybody. As long as he never, ever tries to give me advice again.
So. How the hell do i deal with this? My wife thinks he should apologize to me, but I don't want to have to forgive him. If ( at this moment, it's only an if ) he tries to apologize to me, how can I manage to deal with it in a way in which I can feel good about myself that doesn't just drive a further wedge between my wife and her family?