How do you deal with people like this....
July 13, 2008 11:36pm CST
I live in a house of three families... One of the people in this household is somebody I really dislike.. One of the reasons that I dislike her is that she's such a freeloader, meaning if she can have everything for free she does it. And what's more she calls my baby fat or pig, those kind of words and she spanked my baby one time. I don't know what to do about it, because if I confront her I might not be able to stop myself and slap her. I try to avoid and ignore her but sometimes it doesn't work.... What should I do????? Help!!!!
20 Jul 08
You know the best thing to do with these kinda people is to ignore them. What you've done so far is really great. But see that your silence doesn't give her more advantage. Just make sure that she understands that her attitudes are not to your liking. And yes keeping your child away from her is the best way. Just confront her once and for all and make her understand your stance.
14 Jul 08
If she's hurting your baby and you don't want to confront her, someone must make her stop. Tell her family or maybe her husband. She must know that you don't tolerate such acts. You confront her with someone else being a mediator or moderator, just make sure that the one who will choose as the moderator is not biased. In this case, you can air your views and you may be a little tamed because a third party is there. And there would be a witness about your conversation.
14 Jul 08
Actually, she's my partner's sister. I already told my partner about it, I told him to tell his sister to stop calling my baby names like pig, fat, piglet, etc. and to not spank my baby, but I think that he's also biased, after all it's his sister. And to think that this sister of him has also a son. A conversation would be impossible richiem since we don't even talk. But I think what you're suggesting is good since this will end all conflict between us.