‘I can’t stand his family!’

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  • I’ve been with my husband for 4 years and we’ve got 2 children. His side of the family has always been difficult but recently they’ve got a lot worse.

    We gave his sister our old telly because his mum had given us her one. The TV his mum gave us was faulty from the moment we got it and then 3 weeks ago it stopped working altogether. We phoned his sister to try and get our old one back because she has about 4 and she just started shouting at me!

    Then his mum came on the phone and despite usually being friendly with me she started calling me names. My husband stuck up for me and she ended up having a go at him, trying to make him choose between me or them. He said he would always choose me.

    His mum came round the next day and while I was getting ready in the bathroom I could hear her talking downstairs in front of my 3-year-old and saying I had an attitude problem.

    Since then I’ve had my husband’s sister phoning up yelling at me and blaming me for everything, saying I’ve changed her brother. On top of this my nan has only got days to live which is really upsetting me.

    I just don’t know how to cope with this any more. My 3-year-old is copying the nasty things her nan is saying and my 4-month-old is picking up the bad mood in the house. This isn’t the first time it has happened either. It’s such a relief to finally talk about this. What should I do to stop it affecting us all?


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