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Moving into a guesthouse on the in-laws property AND paying slightly below market rent... Anyone ever in similar situation? Any advice?

Moving at end of month... The guest house is like 100 yards from the main house... mil is a little clingy and likes to give unwanted advice... Want to make it a happy move... any advice?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:57 PM on Apr. 5, 2010 in Relationships

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  • confused

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:37 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • Change the locks on your doors and don't give her a key :0)

    Make sure there are some ground rules...call before you come over, respect our roles as parents, etc...put them in writting and post them if you have to.

    Good luck!
    jms124

    Answer by jms124 at 5:53 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • You will not likely be happy all the time but this is the price you may pay for living there at a discounted rate. Right or wrong when you live on someone elses property and it's family you may have to hold your tongue a little because you're living on their property and they will feel as if they can do what they want. I know you may want the move to be happy but it may not be so prepare yourself for it and also plan on moving out ASAP so that you will not have to tolerate it for a long period of time.
    SylviaNCali

    Answer by SylviaNCali at 5:56 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • it will def be hard, i dont know if i would go with ground rules to start they are helping you after all, but when situations rise that you dont agree with respectfully say while you respect her opinion and appreciate the advice you would like to do things your way, telk to dh before hand to make sure hes going to back you up and not leave you out to hang by yourself ya know? trying to set ground rules from the get go may cause tensions to be high and make things worse
    mommie2twogirls

    Answer by mommie2twogirls at 8:34 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

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