DH has told his mother he cannot talk on the phone when he's at work. It is against regulations. However, she constantly calls his phone while he's at work asking for favors, money or whatever. Then she calls me when he doesn't answer. Most of the time, if I answer the phone, I don't even know what she's talking about. I'm not going to answer for DH. I end up having to tell her AGAIN, that she'll have to wait til he gets home to ask him. Today she's called twice and I haven't answered. I know for a fact that DH already told her our computer is down and we can't print out whatever it is that she wants. I'm tired of her calling me when she is really needing to talk to DH. No, we do not get along. The only time she calls is when she wants some thing and I don't want to talk to her. She's very conniving and I don't want to be suckered into agreeing to some thing DH has already said no to. Another thing is that if DH is home and doesn't answer after several calls, she just shows up. It's never an emergency. We don't have the kind of relationship with her where we are comfortable with her just showing up, because it's always about her wanting some thing. Is there a way to politely get through to her that #1 I'm not answering for DH and #2 it's not cool to just show up?
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Answer by amybaby_19 at 4:00 PM on Jan. 6, 2011
We utilize our caller ID, when she calls I don't answer. My hubby can (but doesn't like to) take calls at work and she will call here all day long with questions that she needs to ask him and I either don't know or really don't care. I get the whole "give me stuff" thing too, she threw such a fit that my husband ended up giving his Jeep to my BIL because she was mad that he was using her truck (even though she said he could). She is always asking for money and then giving it to her other kids and coming back for more. My husband promised his dad (who he was really close to) he would look after his mom when his dad was gone, so now for him it's a guilt thing, and she knows it. Like I said, I don't answer her calls and I don't encourage visits, I would be perfectly happy if she was out of our lives for good.
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