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My Parents and my Husband don't like each other

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bengal38 Sat 10-Nov-12 17:20:01

My parents have never really had much to do with me, my husband or my 2 kids (son of 12 and daughter of almost 9). My husband and my sister's husband can't stand the sight of each other. It all started over football teams and has now escalated to the point where they don't like each other. At my younger sister's 18th birthday my sister's husband told my husband to shut-up when he went to say something on football. My family (apart from my dad) and my sister's husband support one team while my husband supports another team. Despite what happened he was going round for dinner but now he wont go because when my sister's husbands makes fun of my husband's team everyone laughs and my mum joins in while if my husband says something they don't like it. Now though not even my sister's husband will go to my parents to eat when we are there.

My parents are refusing to come round to our house as well now because they don't like my husband and have told me that they will not be coming round for our children's birthdays either. They also told me that they don't want any presents for Birthdays or Christmas from us either.

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Sat 10-Nov-12 17:22:31

They are all pathetic. Its a fucking game! I have no advice other than to tell them
All to fucking grow up and find something worth getting the hump over!!

stargirl1701 Sat 10-Nov-12 17:25:17

Are you in Scotland?

lurkedtoolong Sat 10-Nov-12 17:28:29

Have you ever told them to grow the fuck up?

Cluffyfunt Sat 10-Nov-12 17:33:46

How the actual fuck do some people get that wound up over a bloody game?

You parents are missing out on you and their DGC.
What utter prats.

I'm sorry for you sad

FobblyWoof Sat 10-Nov-12 17:34:13

And this is why I hate football- quite a few fans (not all) take it far too seriously. It's one thing to be passionate about a team but to fall out over it? Honestly, it's childish from all counts. I really think you need to bang their heads together. Sorry I can't be more helpful OP

moopoint Sat 10-Nov-12 17:37:08

Is this something to do with the old firm?

complexnumber Sat 10-Nov-12 17:47:18

But this isn't really a football thing, it's a basic 'being a grown up' thing.

If these attitudes are that entrenched, then there is little you can do apart from remove yourself from a bunch of tossers.

PurplePidjin Sat 10-Nov-12 17:50:13

Dp, total footy fanatic, says grow the fuck up!

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Sat 10-Nov-12 17:50:49

You are better off without people like that in your life anyway. It sounds like your husband has a very valid reason not to like your family.

apostropheuse Sat 10-Nov-12 17:53:03

Celtic and Rangers?

whois Sat 10-Nov-12 17:53:14

Um, your family are nut jobs.

Chottie Sat 10-Nov-12 17:54:14

This is just so sad. Because of football your children will not see their GP, aunts, uncles and cousins.......

Are your in laws around and part of your lives?

TidyDancer Sat 10-Nov-12 18:07:35

Omg seriously?

They're all behaving like stupid children.

Tell them all to get to fuck.

squoosh Sat 10-Nov-12 18:14:56

Put them all in a dinghy without any oars and push them off into the Atlantic. Let them discuss their differences to their heart's content.

Could not be doing with all that wankery.

twilight3 Sat 10-Nov-12 18:21:04

I can only assume that your parents' feelings towards your husband have much deeper roots and the whole football thing was simply an outlet.
My family don't like my husband and it wasn't difficult to decide who my loyalties lie with. They wanted to include me and the children in family occasions, but not him. To me that was inconceivable, so they had to miss out on their DGC. It's a real shame, as my DC had to miss out on their GPs, but I wouldn't under any circumstances have them receive any degrading comments about their father.

Stay well away, they obviously have no idea what respect is and you're all better off without them

OldMumsy Sat 10-Nov-12 18:29:51

This seriously fucked up. Do they have any idea how mad normal people would think they are? Please print this thread out and send it to them all.

redexpat Sat 10-Nov-12 18:38:42

Are you sure it's just the football that started this? They are cutting you off because of football?

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 10-Nov-12 18:43:24

Football. Don't you just love it?

For the actual love of God, tell them to get a fucking grip.

pigletpower Sat 10-Nov-12 18:44:39

Well on the bright side, Christmas will be a lot cheaper! Seriously,fuck them off [make sure that they know that you are fucking them off and why] sit back and love your husband and kids.Your kids are not missing out on having contact with cunts like these.Just make sure you don't get soft soaped in to having contact with them ever again,so you will have to make sure that this is absolutely what you want to do.There will be no turning back.

twilight3 Sat 10-Nov-12 18:50:44

spot on piglet, christmas is always calmer and more fun without them :-)

gordyslovesheep Sat 10-Nov-12 18:58:17

oh it's fuck all to do with football - it's stupid idiots being twats

I am an Evertonian - my Mother is a mad redshiteLiverpool fan - she has even dressed my children in Liverpool baby grows - hahahaha - but it's good natured ribbing and we both give as good as we get

to refuse to see your family over football is pathetic

HilaryClinton Sat 10-Nov-12 19:26:01

Surely the BIL is a Man U fan?

PurplePidjin Sat 10-Nov-12 19:29:16

The issue could be anything - could be anything, like one person thinking Margaret Thatcher was the greatest PM ever and the other thinking she irreperably fucked up the country.

The problem is people being too up their own arses to shut the fuck up about it for a couple of hours.

my sister's husbands makes fun of my husband's team everyone laughs and my mum joins in

This ^^ is childish and unacceptable.

SomersetONeil Sat 10-Nov-12 19:57:18

People complain that religion is responsible for all the ills in the world, but it's just not true.

Human nature means that numpties people will find any old shite to fall out with each other over, right? hmm

I've always suspected that football fans are one of the most illogical, irrational needing-of-a-giant-grip groups of people out there, but this takes the biscuit

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