Misunderstood

By lildale92 - 03/06/2021 10:01 - United States - Elmhurst

Today, I was trying to explain to my mother-in-law how I hated the way my father-in-law talks to me, the tone he uses. She thought I was attacking him and got mad at me. FML
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That's a battle you're not gonna win. In-laws are already shaky and questionable to begin with. To scrutinize them is to spark a never ending conflict. Treat yourself to talking to your father-in-law as less as possible.

She may have felt that it was a personal attack on her choice of husband. Rather than getting him to change it is easier to attack you.

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That's a battle you're not gonna win. In-laws are already shaky and questionable to begin with. To scrutinize them is to spark a never ending conflict. Treat yourself to talking to your father-in-law as less as possible.

that's some really shakey and questionable logic you're using there. let's not generalize a whole group of people based on what you've read on the internet.

She may have felt that it was a personal attack on her choice of husband. Rather than getting him to change it is easier to attack you.

Exactly. If it’s a persistent behaviour that hasn’t changed over time and you really would like it addressed, the best option would probably to bring it up with your spouse and let them mention it to their parents. The in-laws will be a lot more understanding when it comes from their child and FIL may even explain why he is acting that way (if it’s a conscious effort) to his child.

don't criticize other people's partners, they won't like it.

should have told your partner and had them handle it

Let me get this straight. You complained to your mother in law how her own husband was talking to you? You poor dear🙄