do planes, cars, and phones work in both directions?!
my husband and I have been together for 13 years, 12 of which he has served in the military (marine corps and now navy). My parents are both military service members so they understand the life we live. But I am beginning to really get adgitated with his mom.
For starters she thinks we are rolling in money and is always asking for something every few months for her other two kids (i.e. my husband's adult siblings). She gets mad at my husband when he doesn't call her every few days (but my husband right now is going through a very intense training and sometimes the kids and I don't even get to see him for a few days because he leaves early and comes home after bedtime), and last year we took a 26 day vacation home and she was upset because we only spent 15 days with her and her family (we are from orlando, Fl, so we spent a few of those days doing theme parks with our kids)! My husband sat down with her a day before our 26 day vacation ended to find out why she was so upset and crying. She told him, she thought he had changed and wasn't the same person he was in high school. He thought that was a good thing because he is independent, but apparently she wants all her grown children to still stay attached at the hip to him.
I have bent over backwards to make this woman happy. I talk to her more than my own parents (2-3 times a week), so she can have phone time with her grandkids, but she still isn't happy enough, because her son is not there for her talk to. My husband has begun to pull away from her and even though he is busy, he no longer wants to really talk with her because she is always so negative when she gets on the phone with him. I just don't know what to do, family is family, and I don't want to turn my back on family, but she is being such a drama queen, and I didn't think a 55 year old woman could behave like this! anyone have family like this? how do I deal with her? I still want my kids to have a relationship with their Nana, but not if she is going to cause us so much frustration for our family!