Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
posted at 11/23/2011 9:02 AM EST
In Response to Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
[QUOTE] It's not funny. I wish it was but it's not. If I told you what a major holiday consisted of when I was a teenager you'd have my relatives arrested for child labor laws. I promised myself I'd never ever allow myself to be a part of a large family gathering again. Alas, I got married, and although my wife's family isn't as bad as my extended relatives, they have their own issues, one of which is me usually ducking out of the festivities as I work nights and tend to go to bed at 3pm (and eating turkey doesn't help this problem). Add that to the fights over the remote, the Wii, available seating, and the one particular person who likes to throw insults at everyone over the stupidest things (they actually insulted me last year because my plate wasn't colorful enough in that it only had turkey, potatoes, and corn on it) and you start to understand why I say 'throw the salt across the table'.
Posted by undead[/QUOTE]
I have been throw my trials with my in-laws, including and esp. my mother-in-law.
IMO, and what a lot professionals advise, each spouse is in charge of their family. I know this is not funny.
You might try approaching your spouse, knowing history will probably repeat itself, and tell her how you feel. That she needs to get her family reigned in regarding you.
If not, then take 2 cars, if it goes on, excuse yourself, and leave. Or, just keep the car keys, pull your spouse aside, say I am done we are leaving. Leave whether she leaves with or without you.
Otherwise, you may be looking at years of the same. The worst, you stay at home, watch the Lions-Packers in peace, and your spouse now knows how dead serious you are. That she needs to back up her husband ahead of her out of control family.
Next year, have it at home. Stop and Stop sells an entire dinner. Invite who you want. Your house, your rules.