Gail - posted on 08/13/2016 ( no moms have responded yet )
7 years ago Jared & my daughter dated, and she got pregnant immediately. It took 3 tries (and this is her 3rd spouse) but they've been together 4 years now with a 7 year old son, his second and her second. He fashions himself a roughneck country boy, is usually grimey and works in construction (so did i years ago). We actually have a lot in common and even worked together on a couple jobs. But he's been lacking in basic manners for years. I've ignored ignored ignored - this is what everyone says a good mother-in-law should do. And most places blame the MIL for nearly all the strife. But now that he & my daughter have moved 6 hours away, living rough while building a little house, i'm missing them so often. Esp my grandson. So I start looking to buy a car last Spring. And he says he has a good one - so sight-unseen I buy the thing. They come down to do the transfer. I become ill. Transfer delayed but he's got the $. Three months later and many ignored phone calls & msgs later, I'm riled. Still can't drive the car. It's become impossible to get it settled because he's been putting me off. I want to strangle the guy, naturally. TELL me you don't want to alternately hug & then strangle your in-law? It's the hardest relationship ever.