Just Tell Me, Ok.

My sister-in-law gave birth to her newest bundle of joy on friday. Everyone got to hold him and everyone got their pictures taken holding him. I got to hold him, just didn't get a picture. The pictures were then set up in a slide show, showing off the family holding the new baby and everyone is in it but me. So, I got to thinking about it and it seems that there are very few pictures of me any where. Not that I'm fond of having my picture taken, but I dont complain about it either. At most times, I could care less about it, but I guess it just really hurt my feelings to realize that no one in the family cares to make me feel like part of the family even after being married to my husband for eight years. I feel like they dont like me, dont want me to be part of the family and that is why they dont take pictures of me. If they dont like me, they could just say so. Sorry for complaining, just needed to get that off my chest.

silvertears silvertears
31-35, F
4 Responses Jul 29, 2007

I know how you feel and how much it can hurt your feelings. Your husband needs to stand up for you and I think you do too. I like the previous post about saying there are no photos of me, any reason for that. I think it's good advice. <br />
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Try it and see what they say.

Thats sh*t i totally feel your pain. I wish could give you advice but i need some myself. All i can say is its their problem not yours, they have the issue and you just happen to be it. I wish we could all just not care and embrace being different and not being sheep. Do you like them other than this? Maybe you should just come out with it one day and be passive agressive yourself like "thats funny there are no photos of me around here, any reason for that?" What have you got to lose?

Does your husband do much to try and include you as part of his extended family? Maybe they are taking their lead off him?

The complete lack of pictures does sound a little passive aggressive on their part. I hope you can get it worked out!