Karen - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am dealing with the issue of trying to be a peacemaker in the family while my husband's family blames EVERYTHING on me. Every time my husband and my step-son argue, my mother-in-law and one of my brother-in-laws blame the incident on me, even though I was never around the incident. I know that, for them, they cannot seem to blame their own family for the ordeal, so they turn to the only person who is near the incident, but I am getting sick and tired of being both the heavy AND the peacemaker.
Currently, my step-son left our home after a particularly intense argument with his father immediately following Thanksgiving and hasn't spoke to one another since. The boy dropped out of school (which was done while living with my husband's family) and has since enrolled in a program to get his GED. How can I have these two meet in the middle while telling my meddling in-laws to butt out?