And The Award For The World's Most Selfish Person Goes To....

My father-in-law is the most selfish person on earth. He always says he had children in order for them to support him. He "retired" as soon as my husband was out of college so that my husband could pay the bills & support the family.. Not only that -he has racked up debt upon debt upon debt which of course my husband is paying for.. He treats my mother-in-law like his slave. He doesn't lift a finger to do nothing -not even get a drink of water & complains ALL the time. AND he doesn't shut up. He loves the sound of his own voice. He repeats the same stories over and over and over and does my head in every time I speak to him. Both my in-laws are staying with us for Xmas & I don't know if I'll be able to last until then.. Tips? Help? Advice? I quit smoking 3 weeks ago too so that was a stupid mistake on my part..
Mifschick Mifschick
31-35, F
2 Responses Dec 15, 2012

I will pray for you! "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." -John 16:33

Schedule time for yourself and try not to let anyone ruin it. That's pretty much what smoking was for me - time alone to think and just be by myself.

I find a bath works wonders. Maybe get some headphones and lock the door. Put on an alarm on shorter than an hour and just let the water do its stuff.

As for the FIL, I don't have much advice, so I'm sorry.