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Trying to love DIL even though she hates me

Started by amflautist, December 06, 2011, 02:06:53 am

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Pooh

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. -
Joseph Campbell

Shelby

Quote from: Pooh on December 06, 2011, 11:54:14 am
I'll go with Saint...   ;D


Pooh is, of course and as always, right.  Both Am and Lancaster are saints.  Love to all 3 of you.

luise.volta

I think we can love without accepting abuse. We can love in our hearts and mean it sincerely and still maintain self-respect. When we hate, it only hurts us. Carrying that around make us toxic on some level.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama

lancaster lady

AAAAWWW ....you guys !    :-[

AM:
I know our DS love these girls , but they don't get to see what we do , they see the mental image
of  how they would like them to be , of course that will be the love potions that our DIL fed them !

luise.volta

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama

Pen

AM, I'm with you. And you're right, it is quite a challenge. Just ask my oft-bitten tongue :)

Respect ... is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.
-- Annie Gottlieb

pam1

I know it may not seem like it here on WWU since I vent so much about my MIL.  But I do care about her and DHs FOO.  It's very hard for me to be around them b/c I do care so much.  All I can think is that one person is breaking apart a family and if they only got her help, it's like watching someone get sicker and sicker with bystanders just walking around her or over her.

I think she'll probably always be in my thoughts and in my caring basket, she's my DHs mother.
People throw rocks at things that shine - Taylor Swift

Chrisky

Quote from: lancaster lady on December 06, 2011, 11:00:15 am

I am really trying , all I need is some kindness shown toward me to convince me to try again .


I'm with you on this statement LL, I don't expect much, and certainly don't want to replace DIL's mother, just want her to show some consideration.  It's pretty try to show any affection for someone who dislikes you, especially a family member.

amflautist

There is no Saint here except LL.  She has lived with her DS and DIL in her house for many months!!!  I simply can't imagine what that would be like. 

LL is our true angel and Saint.

lancaster lady

Well you know if your DS came to you with nowhere to live , what else can you do ?
They are not here now , and to begin with I missed my GD like you wouldn't believe , but as time goes on
its get easier .
They moved 5 weeks ago and I have seen my GD twice since then , so on the scale of things I suppose I'm lucky .
All I want is to be included occasionally in their plans ,and considered for visits .
Not a lot in my book , but maybe in other peoples ...... :(

Thank you AM and ladies for your love and support through all my trials , couldn't have done it without you !

luise.volta

LL- I never supported it as you know...but I supported you!  :D
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama