Two-Faced, Passive Aggressive In-Laws: Help!!!
I've been married for over a year now and everything's perfect with my beloved husband, but my in-laws. Here's my mother-in-law's first reaction when we announced we would get married : "But then he won't be with us anymore", almost crying like a little girl...The news was followed by a 5-minute hellish silence, as if we had announced a funeral rather than a wedding. From that moment on I started to be so uncomfortable around them. I heard them talking behind my back very often and saying mean things about me and my family. At the beginning I thoughht, and hoped, it was only a wrong impression, but once, twice, three times, and more, I realised they were doing it for real. Moreover my mother-in-law often makes sarcastic comments about my own mother: from which I understood she's jealous of her, since my mom went to university and had a satisfactory career before retiring. My mother-in- law, on the contrary, barely finished junior high school, got married very young and has always been a housewife. My husband has two sisters, one is 40 and the other one is 36, they both live with their parents and are both single (and they long for a man, so desperately that they often throw themselves away with any jerk, by whom they're always dumped): they make a great alliance against me with my mother-in-law. Many problems arose during the wedding-planning process: it was so hard to make them respect my wishes as a bride and eventually did what they wanted anyway and I got so angry. For the love of my husband I'm always respectful and kind to them, but I don't know if I 'll be able to stand this situation much longer. I'm now pregnant, and it really worries me to think of them around my baby! I needed to vent! Help!