I'm having issues with my MIL but I've always been respectful and civil to her, but the other night she was ranting and raving at my husband over something stupid just because she was drunk. My husband and I had plans to visit with my mother after we visited his and because she went on a drunken rant we were an hour and a half late. While she was ranting I couldn't help but show my irritation. I was tapping my foot with my arms crossed over my chest while looking pointedly at the clock. She says I was rude and expects an apology, though she won't give one herself.
Personally I think she was the one being rude by causing me stress at having to listen to her yell at her son (I don't handle drama, yelling, or anything of the sort well at all), and making us late.
So should I suck it up and say sorry just to keep the peace or stick to my own morals and beliefs and not let her force me to say something I definitely won't mean?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:14 AM on Apr. 24, 2010 in Relationships
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Answer by SimplyLaine at 6:27 AM on Apr. 24, 2010
Sucking it up and taking it? Wow has she been a drunk all of his life because trust me it sounds like it and he is the peace maker and keeper all drunks have the family set up like this. You are in a no win situation if you apologize to her you will just be one more person cow towing to her. if you do not apologize she will make herself the victim by saying to her son see how she hates me. I would go with a more subtle thought and sit down with your DH and ask him how or why you should apologize? Tell him why you think you should not. There is no way to make peace with this woman. She will be mad for awhile but trust me something else will piss her off and you just stand firm.
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