My mother in law is old- 86 to be exact. My hubby was her youngest child. She has a car that is just sitting there that she cant drive anymore (wont sell) - so she asked my hubby to come over 1x a week and drive it to work -so it gets used. I told him its just an excuse for her to see him- he knows that. Anyway the problem is we where at a family picnic and she had told everyone that my hubby needs to use her car to save gas money cause we had a baby last yr. and I dont work. This came out in conversation and I was embarrassed-its not the truth-thats not the reason. His sister used the car to go somewhere and said I know you (need it) so I will get it back soon. How can I make them understand it was her idea- not ours- and we are not in the poor house begging for help. I am so embarrassed- my hubby doesnt care- hes still going over to drive her car 1x a week, I told him I think it would be ok to sit there a month. Help!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:44 AM on Jun. 2, 2009 in Relationships
Let it roll off your back. You 2 know the real story and it's nothing to get upset by or have family conflicts over it.
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Answer by Anonymous at 7:52 AM on Jun. 2, 2009
It's sad that she feels she needs an excuse for he son to come over once a week. Especially at her age. He should be there at least daily. That's his mom. It sounds like she is just trying to save you the embarrassment of needing an excuse to get him over there. So now they think you're poor instead of feeling threatened by his mother.
Answer by Chrissy629 at 7:54 AM on Jun. 2, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 8:55 AM on Jun. 2, 2009
Chrissy, Visit Daily, I don't think so... we just buried my MIL in Jan. She only made it to 85. She had her way of playing the four kids off of each other so the result was that she got the maximum attention. Do try to keep the direct communication with his siblings open, otherwise it gets real ugly.
Answer by LoveMyDog at 9:11 AM on Jun. 2, 2009
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