Susan - posted on 03/06/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hi all i have been married for 5 and half years to my amazing husband. But i have a major problem which i dont know how to deal with. What do you do when for the past 6 and half years your sibling in-laws treat you and your husband like dirt ( for my husband this has been going on since childhood). My youngest child is 7 weeks old and non of my husbands siblings has made the effort to come and meet him until today which i feel had more to do with it being their fathers bday tomorrow. But today just topped it all off my brother in-law decided to start an argument in which he finally told me exactly what he thought of me and a few other things which was aimed at my husband, to make matters worse it was my daughters third birthday party (there was no alcohol).I have tried to make an effort for the sake of my father inlaw (who lives with us), my husband and my children but to be honest its at the point where i do not want ANYTHING to do with them. What do i do, i am at a wits end. It hurts that they treat us like this but their my husbands siblings- can i not have anything to do with them? And what effect would this have on my children in the long run- i grew up with no extended family and hated it.