Trying To Stay Positive....
January 27, 2017 4:07pm CST
I know I've been sharing a lot about the mother-in-law, but I really have no one to turn to. Bless my husband, he "deals" with it. Another thing that I haven't told you about the mother-in-law, is that she tried to abort her son, my husband. He eventually ended up in a foster home, as the dad believed his wife (the mother/her) would kill him. It's just what my husband thought, other brothers and sisters say how she hated him as well. Now, that she's in her older years, her only son that she never wanted (out of 8 children) is the only child that is helping her and taking care of her. It's a strain on him, but he knows how to deal with her, as she and he are pretty much strangers. With every thing that I know, I would just tell her like it is and it would be a big blow up, not just a disagreement!!! So, I stay in our home and not visit with her!! I treat her as a stranger, if I see her outside or she comes over I will talk to her, but that's it. ~Peace~ Photo courtesy of pixabay
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27 Jan 17
Your husband is a strong and kind man. Why aren't any of the other seven stepping in? It sounds as if the lot of the children resent the woman. Your post reminds me of something my ex-mother in law once said. I can't remember the particulars, but I do remember she said something that made it seem she was calling her only son a mistake. I know she loved him, but I just felt really angry at her at the time for saying anything like that. Perhaps she didn't mean it as I took it, but in my opinion no one should say something like that about their children.
30 Jan 17
Bless your husband for having the heart to serve his mom despite what has happened before. He has a good heart and I am pretty sure that in time, his mom will acknowledge the things that he has done for her. I am curious so what do the other 8 children do? They contribute for her expenses? something like that? You don't have to answer if you think it's too personal.