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Stre55ed Sun 03-Jul-11 20:44:48

In Laws show us very little interest (too busy no doubt with their other grandchildren from favoured son)

We saw them just over a year ago, then a year before that, then two years before that (and our kids were the "desperately longed for first granchildren"!!)

They see their other grandchildren 6 or 7 times a week - which doesn't leave much time for ours smile well I guess its hard when we're two hours drive away - whereas other son is 2 mins drive away? I've lost count at the number of "we'll have to find a better route to yours" - which was originally suggested 6/7 years ago - guess they are still looking?

We have to see them this summer at a family get-together... they will tell everyone how wonderful our children are - I'll get riled as they don't even KNOW our children (they don't even phone on birthdays / Christmas - we do that) - and keep counting to 10 while my blood is boiling.

I cannot understand how DH parents can treat their two sons (and obviously now the two sets of grandchildren) so differently... especially as DH is quite poorly a lot of the time. Any tips for how to get through the day without blood pressure going through the roof?

faintpositive Sun 03-Jul-11 20:50:11

Dont go, seriously, if you can get out of going then do so.

Its the only way that i keep it together is to avoid them. I have a similar problem.
Works for me.

Stre55ed Sun 03-Jul-11 21:17:31

Nice to know I'm not the only one smile Added problem in that last time we saw them I couldn't even get a word out - I became mute - not out of choice - I couldn't put words together in front of them (no other people have undermined my self-confidence before - I go to jelly in their company). No doubt they now think I'm incredibly rude.

Must go to the gathering - its a very special event - and I'm not going to miss it because of them.

Will cringe when MIL finishes by saying to the kids "we'll see you soon" - and I'll be thinking "who are you kidding"

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