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By fgbh456 - / Wednesday 28 December 2011 00:48 / United States
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  Dracoboxer357  |  35

I have an in-law like that. And one on one didn't work cause we underestimated the power of denial. We needed a group approach which I'm sure would have worked....but no one else wanted to confront this bully about it, just me and my wife, which was fine, except that it ultimately failed. Twice I had to back him down, scoop up my wife's family and bring them to my house so the drunk could rage all he wanted alone. Twice the mother in law defended him later, saying that it's not that bad, we over reacted, etc, whatever. Eventually, we gave them a choice: he gets professional help for his alcoholism at an in patient facility, or don't expect us to expose our young children to this level of abusive shit ever again. It's been 3 and a half years without seeing them. Nothings changed, and we're still waiting..... So, sorry being so long winded here. Fyl OP. I hope for the best.

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  Dracoboxer357  |  35

My wife and I comfortable with our decision, and maybe one day the rest of them will come around as well. If not, that's unfortunate but we can live with that. Thanks for the thought though. :) And happy new year to you too. :)

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  IVXX_  |  18

It's cool to think they'll stop their habit because you care about them & love em enough for em stop .. But it's usually never like that . She's gonna stop whenever she decides to .

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  ellybelly_502  |  4

He blurted everything out? What an odd description. Confessed everything, expressed my concerns, even spilled my heart out would be better than blurting everything out. Aside from the odd description, that does suck... I'm having the same issues with my dad.

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