Good work on the M-I-L column. Another side to the issue - the Mother who does not bond with the child because the MIL has over-powered her, leaving the Mother with resentment toward the MIL
I have a problem with my 23-year-old grandson -no job, GED, living with us.
Although he helps us quite a bit, he has to be NAGGED, can't find a steady job, has been in prison, is on probation, and steals from us
My friend has mother-in-law (m-i-l) problems. I told her I would bounce them off you.
Although m-i-l is a soft-spoken person, she has become deceptively intrusive regarding the first child who is 7 months old.
I enjoy your insightful and forthright responses, and I am curious: how do you arrive at your answers? Do you think cognitively about the questions? Do you meditate on them? Do you rely on intuition? I am . . .
I desperately want a child.
My husband wants a child. We purposely will not conceive a child because what we want is not the most important thing, which is consideration toward the child. Making a life-altering decision without consulting the one most affected seems wrong.
It's a MESS in my life so why do I feel so sane? My husband got a new route at work for $10,000/year less, two of the people I clean for can't afford me anymore, the boys (14 and 19) are constantly at war.
My husband's daughter has graduated from college. Her father continues to pay her car insurance, cell phone bill, and college loan even though they agreed before she went to college that she would help to pay the loan off when she found a job.
I had a mania spike week before last. At first I always think - wow, I feel great, maybe the new dosage is working. (I am bi-polar.) Suddenly my mind is clear. Like being let out of a stuffy box.