Every since my MIL was widowed a year ago, she has been very demanding of my DH. It's like she expects him to fill in for his father. She calls him when she knows he is leaving work to pick something up for her at the store on the way home (she is perfectly able to drive). This means he will be home 45 min late or more so he won't get home till 8:30 which is when my DD goes to bed. Usually me and the kids eat dinner at 5 but he comes home and we sit down, he has his dinner while we have dessert. During the week, this is our only family time.
Last weekend, we took the kids to the zoo, she kept calling and calling DH to come do her lawn work. He told her we were at the zoo with the kids and she said "that's ok, you can come over after" well we were going to go out to dinner so he told her he couldn't but knew of a lawn service that doesn't charge much.
His mother wanted him to come over and help her with some stuff and he told her we were going to register for my baby shower (I am 6 months pregnant with our 3ird child). We planned on making a date night of it. she told him I should go by myself. Thankfully he put his foot down but offered to do it later. It seems like she is trying to keep him from doing stuff with us, she just wants him all to herself. It goes on and on, every other day it's something with her. How do I get her to understand that DH has his own family now and that we love her but he has to focus on us now?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:43 PM on Apr. 21, 2012 in Relationships
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