My Lovely(ha ha) Mother-in-Law

United States
January 20, 2007 11:46pm CST
My Mother in law is determined that we are going to move back to the town where she lives. She keeps telling my that my husband should get a job working for the government because they pay so well. She brings this up every time I get on the phone with her. I tell her "No, that isn't something he wants to do. He has his heart set on this other job and I know that will make him happy." Her response? "But they pay so well." It seems like money and having us there is the only thing that matters to her. I just don't think money is more important than happiness. I have no idea how to deal with this any more.
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@villageanne (8579)
• United States
21 Jan 07
In laws can be difficult to deal with sometimes. Each circumstance is different. I am sure you will handle each case with honesty and compassion. She will soon get the hint. Hopefully! Good Luck
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
22 Jan 07
May be she wants you'll with her more than the money part of it. She may be talking about money to get your interest. If she tells you "I want you with me", she might be thinking that anyway you will not come. So she's showing you money. Pity with her. She's a mother who needs her son at her old age. Be calm with her and try to visit her frequently. Then she'll be alright. (I HOPE)
@shywolf (4529)
• United States
21 Jan 07
I'm really sorry that she won't let it go. I guess that she just misses her son a lot and also wants the two of you to have plenty of money. I know how hard it can be when someone is constantly harping on at you about the same things over and over. All I can say is try to avoid talking to her whenever possible. I don't think that she will probably change her tune anytime soon. I know that my mother doesn't, lol. She repeats the same things over and over all the time and has done for years. LOL.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
21 Jan 07
It's very possible she just want her son closer to her as well as the job. She also says it all the time because she thinks the more she say it eventually yall will give in. I had a mother-n-law once sounds just like her. You and your husband have to do what you feel is best for yourselves and your marriage...Good luck...