In Laws! A polite way to let them know it's time to leave!

United States
May 23, 2007 8:54pm CST
So, I have a quandry. How can I politely tell the in laws that it's time to go after their visit, if they intend on sticking around for an extra week or two. I don't want to make waves with my husband, but our home is not big enough for them and us and the pets and everyone else to coexist for three or four weeks at a time. And, it's not like they are actually trying to be helpful around the house, so it ends up being me cooking and cleaning for them, while they sit around getting waited on, and taking a vacation...their vacation is no job for me, cause I have to work my full time job too. How would you handle it?
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@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
24 May 07
I think I would acheive an understanding before they came and then politely set a time frame that works. I would explain that you have plans and things to do as well.
• United States
24 May 07
That sounds like a really good idea, and very mature. The adult thing to do, and we're all adults, so I think they can handle it. I'm sure they just don't realize the imposition they are causing. I guess I just needed a little perspective from outside the situation. Now to put the plan to work! Thanks again for your input.
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• United States
24 May 07
I know my husband and I tend to plan. So in our case with do work within time frames. You can be really polite but still be fair to yourself too. Its always tough when you dont have alot of room. I work so much that I too really only have weekends and holidays to enjoy company.