My MIL is a very dramatic, over emotional person. I was always able to just ignore it, but ever since I had my baby, it is driving me insane. I can barely stand to be in the same room with her now, because she stresses me out so bad. I have always been a passive person, but am now finding myself snapping at her, and being very short with her. She completely over-reacts to small issues, like if the baby is gassy, she makes a big production about it like its the worst thing that he could possibly have to go through. he had diaper rash and she called me for days about how bad she felt for him and all the things we should do. Even after it had healed! my husband gets mad at me for getting short with her, and I want to get a long with her, but she is driving me insane! These were just a couple examples. How do you deal with stressful people in a possitive way? Taking deep breaths isn't enought anymore.
Answer by Austinsmom35 at 1:04 AM on Aug. 8, 2010
Answer by princessbeth79 at 11:07 PM on Aug. 6, 2010
Answer by xmama_bellax at 11:08 PM on Aug. 6, 2010
If the baby is very new and this is the first grandchild then this goes with the over active hormones and a new Grandma that 'knows everything' and things were not done that way back in the day. I would ask your husband to calmly sit down with his Mom and tell her that he knows you are doing everything correctly, but to please only come to your home if you are going to stay positive and come to enjoy your grandchild. I know it is hard to ignore her, and even harder when your husband, her son does not speak up for you, his wife. I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs.
Answer by Joeygoat at 11:15 PM on Aug. 6, 2010
Answer by amessageofhope at 1:15 AM on Aug. 7, 2010