No Thanksgiving with family

@carebear29 (26172)
Wausau, Wisconsin
November 11, 2017 7:11pm CST
So my mother in law called tonight and informed me she isn't going to invite us for Thanksgiving this year. She invited other people instead but didn't want us mad. I honestly don't care because we bought our turkey already anyways. Even my husband said he didn't care and she said we would have a big Christmas. We both shook our head to that one because I remember no one got me or Dean anything and everyone else got something. So I don't know about Christmas. It is what it is.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
12 Nov
I'd rather have a Thanksgiving with just my other half than deal with either of our families.
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
12 Nov
i agree. less dishes lol
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@Daelii (2113)
• United States
12 Nov
me too!
@marlina (62407)
• Canada
12 Nov
Same here.
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@sharon6345 (102062)
• United States
12 Nov
when you have a husband and child that is your family. Make dinner and enjoy the night.
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
12 Nov
right i agree. thanks
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@kobesbuddy (19608)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Nov
I think you and your husband should just make plans of your own. It's fun to plan a Thanksgiving meal, for three! As for Christmas? Enjoy your day at home, or join some good friends, for an afternoon of enjoyment!
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
12 Nov
we are. we are staying home anyways with our son
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@kobesbuddy (19608)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Nov
@carebear29 Dean will enjoy the holidays, with both of you there:)
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
12 Nov
@kobesbuddy yes he will
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@marguicha (81880)
• Chile
12 Nov
Why didnĀ“t she want you there?
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
12 Nov
she didnt want many people this year.
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@marguicha (81880)
• Chile
12 Nov
@carebear29 Maybe it is time you do your own thing for the holidays.
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
14 Nov
@marguicha we usually do.
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@Courtlynn (51155)
• United States
12 Nov
Itll be good for you to have a thanksgiving just the three of you.
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
14 Nov
yes it will thanks
@Courtlynn (51155)
• United States
14 Nov
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@CoralLevang (40896)
• United States
12 Nov
I have never quite understood this kind of thing. And these are the type of folks who then accuse you of taking things personally. I'm sorry this has happened to you. But, I will say that some of the best holidays I've had are when I decided to do something by myself and/or travel elsewhere and do things "untraditionally." Hugs and much love to you!
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
12 Nov
its ok we're used to it.
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@CoralLevang (40896)
• United States
12 Nov
@carebear29 No matter how "used to it" we may be, it still affects us.
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@ricki_911 (17194)
• Toronto, Ontario
12 Nov
I avoid my family gathers so i would jump for joy if they called me to say that.
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
12 Nov
right i agree
@ricki_911 (17194)
• Toronto, Ontario
12 Nov
@carebear29 It more the hassle , and me working all time then getting together with them.
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@IvySaysHi (4216)
• United States
12 Nov
I'm sorry she decided not to invite all family to the dinner. Seems rude.
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
14 Nov
its ok
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@Daelii (2113)
• United States
12 Nov
That's so awful of her. When my husband hosted events, he accepted everyone that was family. He never not invited anyone. That didn't mean people that came were nice. I remember being 8 months pregnant and being shunned and insulted by his family at thanksgiving. Then when I was 9 months pregnant having contractions on New years (My baby was due January 1st mind you!) I was yelled at for not doing enough! So.. we did move away to avoid the family drama. Sometimes its really for the best to not have to deal with people who are that rude for holidays.
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
14 Nov
i dont care anymore. we are used to it.
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• United States
12 Nov
You have your little family to celebrate Thanksgiving with
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
14 Nov
yes i do thanks
@andriaperry (33274)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Nov
I am staying home and cooking too, I am tired of dealing with family.
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
14 Nov
same here
@sugartoes (34812)
• Greencastle, Indiana
12 Nov
WOW that's cold-blooded if you ask me that she rather have someone other than her family for Thanksgiving that's not right but hey if you don't care then I guess I can understand why.
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
14 Nov
this is the 2nd time she had done this in 13 yrs
@jbb316 (1779)
• United States
12 Nov
I just don't understand why she would want to do something like that. I agree that I would go ahead and make plans for thanksgiving and Christmas too. Not even waiting for her invite you to Christmas. If she expects the two of you to wait around on her to make the decisions for the holidays then make her think again. and when she tries to make plans with you i'd say Oh we already made plans. sorry.
@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
14 Nov
this is the 2nd time in 13 yrs
@sjvg1976 (14675)
• Delhi, India
12 Nov
That's strange but why she didn't invite you. It's better to not to think of her but enjoy with your family.
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
14 Nov
it is what it is i guess
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@AmbiePam (46235)
• United States
12 Nov
That's pretty nervy. How do you not invite family? I'm sorry.
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@carebear29 (26172)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
12 Nov
we been going to his moms for yrs and this is the 2nd yr out of the blue she has done this.
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