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Old 05-05-2007, 02:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy husbands daughter-in-law does like me

I have been married to my husband for only 1 year. He was only divorced for 2 years prior to meeting me and he has two grown boys, ages 24 and 28. The first time I met his daughter-in law, married to his 28 year old son she was rude and disrespectful to me. I mentioned this to my husband and he said that is just the way she is. So I just let it go...but it continued every time I was around her for a family gathering. Finally, at Christmas time we were at a family dinner and she threw my Christmas present on the table at be. I finally ask her what the problem was and it became a big verbal fight. To make a long story short, my husband's son is graduating and he wants the distention between his daughter-in-law and me resolve. I tell him that I would talk to her, but her husband ( my husband's son) says she wont. I am at the point of letting his marriage go. Lost because of a spoiled 24 year-old.

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Old 05-06-2007, 04:44 AM   #2
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Re: husbands daughter-in-law does like me

You have to try to get to the root of her anger towards you. She doesn't sound too nice, but she may be that way to other females in his family. If she is...then I would just let it go and wait for her to come around. You can only do so much especially with someone outside of your true family. Trying to push the issue may make it worse. I'm not in the same situation but am raising 3 teens that aren't mine and dealing with their girlfriends isn't fun. This shouldn't be put on you to go to her and make things OK. Either your husband or his son has to fix this. Eventually all of you will have to figure all this out without everyone around. Maybe a cookout with just you 4 there can give a chance to let you know what exactly her problem is with you...and will give you the chance to defend yourself without a crowd. Either way, it's not you that should be chasing her down to get her acceptance or friendship. Your husband AND his son need to help.

Old 05-06-2007, 05:53 AM   #3
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Do you even have to bother with this silly cow?? Just tell your husband that you will not be treated in this way and it is really up to him and his son to tell her off, not you. Why should you have to sort it out if she is unwilling to talk to you? Just because she was in the family before you gives her no right to be rude an disrespectful.

Old 05-10-2007, 08:22 AM   #4
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I think that if your hubby's daughter-in-law doesn't like you, then "oh well!" I think that *you think* that you have to get along with her,(this is what people tell me constantly...."not everybody is going to like you, no matter what you think, and no matter who you are, or what you feel inside..etc.. etc..!) You should just be civil..and leave it at nice ..and don't push her...if she doesn't like you, then she doesn't like you! (You just cannot push her to like you.,..and that is pretty much that! LEAVE it be!!!! You just deal with your hubby,and be thing that kind of surprises people..(even has sort of happened to me...although, for other reasons) but, when people turn the tables on people,,,like being nice and courteous...and just be the nice person that you regularly are....and even to those that don't approve or like you all that much....those people that don't like you...they can't quite believe that you are actually being considerate or nice to them!

I used to have a horrible ex-co worker..who was mean! The first actual words she spoke to me,(I don't kid here)were "Don't worry, my bark is worse than my bite!" I thought that maybe she was just kidding! Ahhh, err nope! She meant what she said..however..I still beg to differ...she was mean the whole time that I was working with her...even though I had a boss over me,as well as over her, too, she acted like she was over me as well! IT really, really upset me, to the point that not only did I talk to my boss, several times about this..but, found out that my boss couldn't stand her either..but, just put up with her for the three and half years that she worked the job,and my boss also, gave her the silent year, that this woman was working...she didn't like what the woman had said...and so ,just let her know how angry she was!!! But, for me...the difficult woman, was a huge major problemo' for me! I recall that my weekends were like an entire summer for me...I was sooooooooo stressed out..and I was tryin' so diligently NOT to quit my job! I tried to put up with her awful well as my boss not helping me either! IT was very disconcerting for me...I ended up leaving that job...I could NOT take it anymore! Years later...I saw her on MY street, (I thought that she lived elsewhere! It turned out that she was there to visit her sister...well, my friend and I were heading out of our car, to my we had just parked...and here comes this horrible person! I decided to "turn the tables" on this awful person....I was extremely *nice* to her...even sweet! I called over to her,and said to her "HI, so and so! How are you doing?! I haven't seen you for such a long,long time...are you still working at so and so...and or what have you been doing lately?!"
SHe was stunned! LOL! She never expected to hear a word out of me..and she was shocked to even see me at all! She actually did talk to me!(My friend was like "How could you even talk to that hated her! She made her life miserable!! Why would ou be even nice to her, she sure doesn't deserve anything nice from you!!!")
But, I figured, that turning the tables and showing her, that I could be adult about it...would be better than be hateful and nasty....and I really wanted to change my tune! I DID shock the daylights outta her, though! LOL!

You could always try it! YOu never know...Never say never! LOL!

Maybe your hubby's daughter-in-law is this way...but, there also could be another reasoning behind it...but, still I think that I wouldn't give her that much of the time of day..and you and your hubby do what you gotta do, for you all....You don't have to divorce your hubby...just inform him that you are gonna hang around other members of his family...rather than her....she stresses you out....and that is that!


P.S. Remember you don't have to be her "little family friend"!!!

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Old 05-11-2007, 08:45 AM   #5
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Sounds like she's just some spoiled snot that gets everything she wants and needs to get over herself (maybe even tell her that your not going to do this to her and get over it?). Try being SUPER nice and act like there's no problem. If that doesn't work, give her the same attitude back. Have you tried talking to your step son about it? Is she like that around the house with him or your husband? If all else fails, tell her it's your house as well, and if she comes over she is to respect you whether she likes it or not. If all else fails, tell her she's not allowed over your house and ignore her act all together. You never know if she's going to go further and start harassing you. If you tell her her boundaries, you now have the right to call the police on her if she continues. Maybe that will put her in her place and realize you're serious. Granted your hubby and step son may get a little mad, but you can say you tried and she has no part in treating you the way you did.

Old 05-11-2007, 12:25 PM   #6
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Gosh i wouldn't be bothered what your husbands daughter in law thinks? after all she isn't even related to your husband shes just his sons wife!
At the end of the day she is being rude to you in your own home! you could chuck her out if you wanted too!
You have as much right to be at family gatherings as her so get her told!

Old 05-15-2007, 11:13 AM   #7
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Re: husbands daughter-in-law does like me

I would hope that your relationship with your husband is stonger than giving up on a marriage because of a rude DIL. My first thought was, is she friends with her sons mother? ie the ex of your husband? Maybe if they are friends, she is on a mission to make your life hell, as she does not want to be disloyal to her husbands mom. That is not excusable, I think your husband should stand up more for you, let his son know that he will not tolerate his wife being treated like that by ANYONE! Good luck.

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