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To not want to be married into a stuck up austrian family

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alicesadventuresinwonderland Mon 24-Aug-09 12:30:30

wanders off

with working class accent

GypsyMoth Mon 24-Aug-09 12:31:48

don't do it then,it sounds doomed from the start if you do!

famishedass Mon 24-Aug-09 12:36:27

just marry the bloke if you love him, and leave him to do the socialising with his family, simple really.

jybay Mon 24-Aug-09 12:38:17

Is it the Von Trapps?

ProfYaffle Mon 24-Aug-09 12:40:45

Does you oh have a whistle for calling the children?

PitysSake Mon 24-Aug-09 12:41:40

make some curtains for hte kids
and a nice sacher torte

TheCrackFox Mon 24-Aug-09 12:46:46

Handy for skiing holidays.

LynetteScavo Mon 24-Aug-09 12:49:09 can laugh at you FIL leder-hose behind his back.

LynetteScavo Mon 24-Aug-09 12:50:02

Do they own a Schloss?

(My German spelling isn't very good)

kathyis6incheshigh Mon 24-Aug-09 12:50:50

Can you find some evidence about their Nazi past and blackmail them if you don't get your own way in everything?

alicesadventuresinwonderland Mon 24-Aug-09 13:00:24

thay are very well off

and yet have no manners

yes i have found a lot out about their background

causing a lot of arguments at the moment

money brings no sense

need to go

how to calm down my question for the day

jybay Mon 24-Aug-09 13:01:59

"How to calm down"

Personally, I simply remember my favourite things, and then I don't feel so bad.

daisymaybe Mon 24-Aug-09 14:17:22

i really like to think about whiskers on kittens. oh, and warm winter mittens.

sherby Mon 24-Aug-09 14:19:04

brown paper packages tied up with string always does it for me

HerBeatitude Mon 24-Aug-09 14:33:49

Are they very good at singing?

minouminou Mon 24-Aug-09 14:46:15

Hey....whenever you feel afraid....just whistle a happy tune.........

minouminou Mon 24-Aug-09 14:46:50

Oh...just realised as i pressed "post"....that's "The King And I".

GooseyLoosey Mon 24-Aug-09 14:49:06

If they are Austrian, they won't be able to tell whether you have a working class accent or not!

minouminou Mon 24-Aug-09 14:49:13

I think, OP, you need to drum up as much courage as poss and front them out now, before the marriage.
If they see that you won't be cowed, or that you'll at least put up a fight, they may think twice about being the way they are in future.
I know what you mean, though....and I'd be worried...but all you can do is stick to your guns.
Working class accent....where from?

MrsBadger Mon 24-Aug-09 14:53:23

it depends

if DH were from a stuck-up Austrian family I'd still marry him because he'd still be DH

if DH himself was stuck-up and Austrian, or sided with said family against me, I'd be thinking hard

On the other hand, is it the fact that you've been digging into their background thats' caused the arguments? If so I am not surprised - I';d be livid if a prospective DIL of mine started slagging off my (admittedly odd but still beloved) grandma.

either way, don;t cut up the curtains till you;re sure

minouminou Mon 24-Aug-09 14:54:59

Good point, Goosey, but if they live here, or their DS has done for a while, they may be able to tell the difference between regional accents.
I speak Swedish with a "posh" accent as I watched a lot of Bergman films early on in my Swedish-learning-days, and can tell the difference.
Plus that, if they're primed to spot class (yuk), they'll be on the look-out, or OP may have suffered discrimination in past and is worried about it.

alicesadventuresinwonderland Mon 24-Aug-09 18:18:06

dhs family do not even know what i have found out

dh liedto me so much about them very hard to understand it all

and today was too much

MrsBadger Mon 24-Aug-09 18:20:40

is dh ashamed of them?

if so more understandable but still not fun

LynetteScavo Mon 24-Aug-09 18:42:59

He would have lied because he was ashamed of the truth...go easy on him.

You wan't to be married to your DH, but you don't want to be married into a stuck up Austian family.

I don't much want to be married into a working class Irish family, but hey ho!

ArizonaBarker Mon 24-Aug-09 18:47:59

It's pretty hard to tell whether or not you're being unreasonable when you are being so coy with the details.

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