Mother in Law (cliche but true) – Family & People


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I got on fine with my mother in law, we never had any arguments or anything but ever since my partner and I decided to buy our first home she has been a nightmare.
It’s not just this one incident but I will use it as an example…
We have a LOT of stuff to move into our new house and she is insisting we make about 100 trips with her car and trailer. I appreciate the thought but we are getting a moving truck. I have talked to her about it and so has my partner but she won’t take no for an answer, now she has organized my partners grandfather to bring his SUV up from his place which is 4 hours drive away!
Has anyone else had similar problems? And how did you deal with it? Talking to her is like talking to a brick wall. It’s becoming a real problem and it seems she wants to control everything we do now that we are moving away (Our new house is only 15 minutes drive away anyway!)


Seeing that you have a good relationship with her and she obviously means to be helpful- how about throw her a bone? I mean, explain to her that you’ve arranged for a moving truck to transport your things in one trip because you prefer to get that part done quickly. Perhaps ask her to help with some of the smaller jobs like helping to set up the kitchen or unpacking the living room. It’ll make her feel useful and sounds like she’d be more than happy to help you.

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