I have known my husband and his family for 13 years. My husband and I got married 6 years ago. My In-laws are good people and mean well but they can be overbearing at times since I have had my son, their first grandchild. My husband and I have tried to talk to them in a genuine manner but they are just not getting it. I have different issues with both my MIL and FIL. I deal with my MIL more so my relationship with her affects me more. Neither of them really wanted a relationship with me until I had my son. Now my MIL wants to go on MIL-DIL dates which is a nice idea and as a new mom that works I have even less time. She expects me to be able to go out at least once a month along with seeing them as a family at least once a week or so. It is just a lot. I feel this is a lot and very forced. I could go on about the things they have done that are overbearing, pushy and rude as well as the things they do that annoy me but I don't think that will help. I want my In-laws around and involved but not overbearing and rude. I had a wonderful relationship with my grandparents and I want the same for my kids.
I just would like to know what you as a MIL would like from your DIL. I would like to go to lunch with her and try to talk to her again but I am not sure if it would work.
I'm sick to death of it - anyone else?
What on earth do I do? - too close to Christmas
I don't understand this trend - AIBU?