to be irritated by dhs "little" habits?
nurseyemma · 18/09/2007 09:47
I know I'm probably just being a bitch but I'm beginning to find the coughing/snorting/over dramatic sneezing/birping and bad table manners intolerable.
I find myself constantly biting my lip cos I know it's not fair to critisize but I feel like I'm seething inside sometimes. When he and MIL sit there eating off their knife chomping with their mouths open I feel like I'm going to explode and have to just leave the room! Is this fair or do I have to remond myself it's no big deal and learn to live with it?
iwouldgoouttonight · 18/09/2007 09:54
Sadly I think its something you have to learn to live with. Infuriating though isn't it? My DP also sneezes and coughs really over-dramatically and sometimes doesn't cover his mouth, and he's also got a really annoying habit of sort of making a sort of hacking noise, as though he's trying to clear his throat but really loudly and that really irritates me! But in the grand scheme of things I've realised its best just to bite my tongue. Good idea to develop some annoying habits of your own to get him back!
nurseyemma · 18/09/2007 09:56
I'm sure some of it's a new thing although maybe i was too blinded by love 8 years ago to notice!! I am questionning why in the last few months I seem to find EVERYTHING so irritating.
I have commented on the table manners thing because of dd. I am v particular about them and I want her to have nice table manners to. Arghh! I just can't stand the chomping!!
nurseyemma · 18/09/2007 10:18
A big part of the prob is MIL. We don't get on and we are from completely opposite ends of the spectrum, too much to go into here.
Her table manners and are appalling and her social skills are odd shall we say (now I am being a bitch). When he does something that reminds me of her I just have this inner rage! But it's nonsense of me to assume otherwise he is her son!
The worst is she's teaching my dd to say "ta" instead of "thankyou" (she's 1). The paranoid part of me thinks this is deliberate to wind me up but then I have to remind myself I really am being unreasonable>
joopie · 18/09/2007 11:00
I think there is only so much you can bear before you snap, my DH constantly sneezes through his mouth instead of his nose, after the 10th sneeze in a row im like a screeching banshee, screaming at him to sneeze through his bl**dy nose to get rid of the irritation.
try saying something to him before it sends your blood pressure through the roof.
also, just because the MIL has bad table manners there is no excuse for a grown man to still do it, tell him off and threaten no pudding
blousy · 18/09/2007 19:41
when I first met my dh he used to do the most outrageous sneezes, with major horrors exploding from his nose so much so I couldn't risk looking at him afterwards. I have now verbally beaten this habit out of him, just have to work on trumpet nose blowing now -aargh!!
I am incredibly intolerant.
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