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sister in laws.. do you like yours?

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Tarzanna Thu 18-Aug-05 21:42:50

I have a sil who is identical in age to me, went to same university at same time and has similar interests to me. However she is completely uninterested in me often to the point of being rude. Her children are now beginning to copy her and extend that same "friendliness".. not.. to my kids. Can take it for myself but cannot bear to see my kids treated badly. Only problem is her husband who is very nice is dh's only family member. Any tips?

SleepySuzy Thu 18-Aug-05 21:44:03

Hahahaha, I haven't posted on one of these yet, but that really made me laff!!!

Charlee Thu 18-Aug-05 21:45:27

mines 8 and can be very annoying but shes sweet

jessicaandbumpsmummy Thu 18-Aug-05 21:46:13

Ive grown up with my SIL pretty much - he and my brother have been together since they were 16 - now 27!

We get on well and she dotes on jess.

My other SIL on the other hand - dh's sister is a COW! Cant stand her, and did actually tell her to F off when i was really drunk in the pub once.... ooops!

hyphenlover Thu 18-Aug-05 21:46:35

what's so funny suzy?

Tarzanna... no experience i'm afraid. I would just carry on being civil to her and avoid her as much as possible!

expatinscotland Thu 18-Aug-05 21:47:17

No. She's a lazy sack of shit.

JoolsToo Thu 18-Aug-05 21:47:22

I don't see her much but yes, she can be a bit abrasive but has a heart of gold.

SleepySuzy Thu 18-Aug-05 21:47:53

Well, none of her own family like her, been lots of funny carry-ons lately! Think she has mental probs.

spidermama Thu 18-Aug-05 21:48:09

I wish I had one. I only have BILs. With three sons too, I'm drowning in testosterone. Thank God for Mumsnet!

Hulababy Thu 18-Aug-05 21:49:10

I only have one SIL - she is my BIL's wife. She's a year or so younger than me, and Australian. They have no children of their own, but plan to have a family in the future. She's fab

nailpolish Thu 18-Aug-05 21:50:49

suzy why are you saying this?

tarz, i dont like mine, but i try and get on with her for a peaceful life. just be polite and say hello, but dont upset yourself by spending time not required in her company.

you can choose your friends, not your family!

as long as you are nice she has nothing to complain about

tiredemma Thu 18-Aug-05 21:51:46

nope, she is lazy and palms her daughter of on all and sundry so sha can swan off out with her twat of a partner.

hyphenlover Thu 18-Aug-05 21:52:39

np.. trip trap?

Thomcat Thu 18-Aug-05 21:56:11

No, mine is a silly cow. Don't kn ow what her problem is but she totally ignored me at the last big family wedding. I've never done anything to her, never had a chance, she's always been odd with me, never chatted to me. She's just plain rude, although, so far, ne ver to Lottie or I'd have her guts for garters.

I sent her an email once to update her and my BIL on Lottie and inc a photo. I got an email back that started 'Two things. Please don't send photos anymore or system can't handle it.' and then went on about xmas and how it sounded like we had our plans sorted and she took it that she wouldn't be seeing our PIL. I understand that some peoples PCs are slow to download pics so fair enough but there is a way of saying things. There was no 'dear TC', no niceeties. So I replied in exactly the same style 'Two things. Sorry about the photos, it won't happen again. As for Xmas, no idea what PIL are doing, I'm sure they hace plans to see you, best you speak with them'. And since then we haven't spoken so .... good riddance to the silly cow,

nailpolish Thu 18-Aug-05 21:56:57

i geddit - saddo troll, hyphenlover

hyphenlover Thu 18-Aug-05 21:58:21

i reckon so

nailpolish Thu 18-Aug-05 21:59:43


lockets Thu 18-Aug-05 22:01:26

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SleepySuzy Thu 18-Aug-05 22:03:42

Daren't say too much for fear of repercussions, but everytime my partner is ill, (is recovering from cancer), she goes off sick with severe symptoms. Lots of other things, which I couldn't say publicly. S x (she's good with my daughter though!)

stitch Thu 18-Aug-05 22:12:04


fireflyfairy2 Thu 18-Aug-05 22:12:55

I have one SIL whom i cannot stand at all!! She's DH's only sister. But I have 3 SIL's who are married to my brothers and they are ALL lovely!

Dh's sister has not spoken to me since I give birth to DS 8 months ago. She came to hosp with a gift.... held DS and walked out... her loss. She now has moved in with PIL whilst her house is getting fixed and she is about 40 footsteps away...never visits either... but tbh if she rang my doorbell id be VERY tempted to tell her to eff off.

Tortington Thu 18-Aug-05 22:22:23

i smile politley and pretend to like them - its the falsest you will ever see me. ones a stoner, thick as shit, ignorant and no sense of when to say and when not to say things.

the other is indiscribable. this huge big bosomed woman has had two kids by my bil. she has an older one when she came into the relationship. she gets my MIl to mind her kids whilst she works at a pub. Mil gets paid for watching the kids. she gets a taxi to the pub becuase she is too fking bone idle to get the bus. then she works lock ins until 3am and has recently admitted fking one of the regulers. however my mil still speaks to her as does my other sil.

and if i mouth off i will drop myself int he shit - its very very very strange.
so smile and nod a lot.

MumOnaMission Thu 18-Aug-05 22:25:31

I have 2. They both really wind me up in different ways and I hate them sometimes but other times we get on great and I love them. Nowt as queer as folk eh.

evesmama Thu 18-Aug-05 22:26:02


misdee Thu 18-Aug-05 22:27:48

i dont have a SIL

have 5 BIL tho. i think.

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