What to do when you or your mate do not get along with the in-laws?

Shelli - posted on 06/28/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




So, my long time boyfriend of 5 years and mom despise each other. He is also the father of our two children. This has been going on for a long time and I hate being stuck in the middle. He dislikes her because she favors my brother and niece over our children. And she can be rude :) She hates him because he has screwed me over before (but is now reformed) and doesn't help me often with our children.
Additionally, I cannot stand his mother. We pay all of her bills, and give her money, and she still asks to be paid to watch our children should I need her. Needless to say, I do not ask her very often and she usually flakes at the last minute anyway. He is not very close with his mom because she is a free loader and lousy grandparent.
My mom is much better with our children (finally) after a big falling out between us nearly two years ago. But the feuding/awkwardness continues. What the heck do I do?


Michelle - posted on 06/29/2012




If it was me I would back off from both the Mothers. You have your own family to worry about and they have done their job of raising children.

You need to concentrate on your family being happy, not anyone else.

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