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DIL - don't react too soon!

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evianers Mon 04-Feb-19 13:33:42

For those kindly folk who followed the previous thread regarding the problems with our DIL, reading various posts last week, I was tempted to write that she barely spoke to us over Christmas - she was ill so DS and I cooked the seasonal fare - but lo! and behold, during our Skype session yesterday up she popped again as though nothing was at all wrong [she hasn't spoken to us since 26/12] so thank heavens we did not react to her absence, and have waited patiently.
Although she has a catastrophic relationship with her own mother and by extention with members of the older generation in general, we always try to include her in all our doings [they live in UK, we live in France] so that there is no perceived ill-will. Patience, it seems, is a virtue.

mumofmadboys Mon 04-Feb-19 16:49:26

Well done Evianers. Good you were patient and said nothing.

Jalima1108 Mon 04-Feb-19 16:54:23

Thank goodness!

Least said, soonest mended as my mother used to say.

Coolgran65 Mon 04-Feb-19 17:02:05

I agree, especially when they live far awsy. It's not so easy to have a wee chat over a full of tea and put things right.

sodapop Mon 04-Feb-19 19:47:39

Good news evianers nice to hear a positive outcome for a change .