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How do I stand up to my father-in-law?

My father-in-law is hard to get along with and demanding. I really don't like being around the guy, and quite honestly neither does my wife. He wears us both down. My wife does want a relationship with her mother though, and so we both endure family dinners from time to time. We usually put them off as long as possible until it is unavoidable. There is only so many times we can decline until we feel like we are being jerks. We have largely handled these dinners by ignoring and/or giving in to my father-in-law. Now we have a child, and I want to stand up for us. How? [more inside]
posted by ohjonboy on Apr 28, 2014 - 37 answers

Is my boyfriend's mom trolling me?

I received a gift from my boyfriend's mother that is at best in poor taste and at worst extremely offensive. How do I proceed? Super-fun cultural/religious beanplating inside. [more inside]
posted by coppermoss on Mar 28, 2013 - 99 answers

Why can't I just get over this?

How do I get more onboard with my in-laws' presence in my life? [more inside]
posted by agress on Dec 16, 2012 - 37 answers

What to do about my mother in law and her parenting?

My Mother-in-law is sending her children to my house as punishment and it makes me very uncomfortable and I need help figuring out how to get her to stop. [more inside]
posted by julie_of_the_jungle on Aug 15, 2012 - 43 answers

Mother-in-law triggering PTSD

How do I keep sane when my mother-in-law does crazy things? [more inside]
posted by mild deer on Feb 17, 2012 - 43 answers

Help me enjoy Boxing Day with my in-laws (more) this year.

Help me enjoy Boxing Day with my in-laws (more) this year. [more inside]
posted by braemar on Dec 25, 2010 - 12 answers

Why can't I win even if I win?

When you "win" an argument with your spouse, it's not really winning, or is it? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Sep 17, 2010 - 47 answers

Help a fat girl have a relationship with in-laws who hate fat

How to improve relationship with disapproving future in-laws: My boyfriend and I have been together for a bit more than two years, and we’ve been living together for a year and a half. We are both in our mid- to late-twenties. Our relationship is strong, and really, it is not at issue. The problem comes in with his parents. [more inside]
posted by redfishbluefish on Aug 20, 2010 - 25 answers

Help me find a nice place to take my in-laws on a 5-7 day trip, anywhere in the US

My husband's parents will visit us in the US in February and we need to plan a 5-7 day trip for the four of us. Their first idea was Vegas, but they prefer some place they don't know yet. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Opal on Dec 25, 2009 - 10 answers

It's all about YOU.

2 weeks out from my wedding, and future mother-in-law is creating drama about future father-in-law's partner, who is roundly despised by all involved. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2009 - 66 answers

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