SIL and I have not spoken in almost 10 yrs. Dh hasn't seen or spoken to his family in almost 9 yrs. SIL contacts us via email about once a year, but we never respond because it is usually some nonsense seemingly sent to stir things up (that's just her way!). Dh side of the family was not at our wedding, has yet to meet our 2 children, and until today I was not sure if they knew we were expecting again...
Anyway, SIL just sent me an email, asking if she could stop by sometime to see the kids and drop of some gifts she has for them and the new baby. I'm kind of confused as this is so out of the blue...and to be honest, everything in me is telling me to say no! Dh doesn't think it's a good idea, especially since she has asked to come by when he's not home so 'it's not awkward.' How would it not be awkward anyway, I haven't seen/talked to her in 10 yrs, aside from harrassing emails?!!!! What would you do?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:56 PM on Apr. 1, 2010 in Relationships
Answer by chelleybeans at 1:58 PM on Apr. 1, 2010
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Answer by DragonRiderMD at 2:00 PM on Apr. 1, 2010
Respond and tell her you and DH will meet with her in a neutral, public place. That way you can leave if need be. If she doesn't want to be around her brother just tell her "we are a package deal". I would not bring the kiddos along for the first visit with her, just bring pictures. Who knows maybe she has had a change of heart an wants to make amends.
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