I love my Stepmom, but when she starts lecturing me, I just want to sock her in the mouth so she shuts up.
I call her to remind her to call my Grandma. The conversation turns to my brother having a baby out of wedlock. Stepmom thinks brother and his gf should get married now. I told her there's no reason to rush things and he could end up miserable.
Within seconds, she started laying into me about how my generation is going to hell. All we do is have sex and get STDs then spread them to other people. Marriage is apparently the answer, but we don't take marriage seriously. We get divorced like it's nothing (should I remind her that brother's gf is divorced? nah). She keeps rambling then I promptly remind her that marriage never stopped MY husband from sleeping with other women. She then launched into her "If you get divorced you're going to hell" and started describing hell. "There will be no light and you will be in total isolation."
So hell is like being married? <- what I said in my head.
"You will be hearing things that will make you miserable."
Yeah kinda like this conversation. <- again in my head.
So yet again, I'm getting lectured for stupid crap my siblings do. I reminded her to call Grandma then hung up. I didn't even feel bad for it.
Are there are "preachy" people in your family? How do you deal with them?