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  1. POSTED 18 JUN 2011 - from FFH page

    There are days when I forget that I have ILs. And, then, there are days when I can't ignore that I do.

    I've never failed to be nice to them. If I run into MIL, I say, "Hi," because I don't want to be rude (but, I don't seek her out). Little SIL needed to borrow my iPod cable, and, though I haven't heard from her in close to a year, I agreed when she texted asking to borrow it. She had FIL return it. She couldn't even be bothered delivering it herself. I should mention that ...
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    Mother-In-Law Blog
  2. POSTED 4 JUN 2011 - from FFH page

    I realized something today. I refer to FIL as my FIL when talking about him, and I just thought I should introduce myself as his DIL, but I've never FELT like a DIL. Is that weird?

    There's an event on tomorrow. A small country town event thing, and I'm sure FIL will be there at some stage (MIL too, probably, but I try to pretend she won't, so I don't worry about going). My accent usually has people asking who I am, where I'm from, how I got here, etc., etc. That's when I thought that ...
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    Mother-In-Law Blog
  3. POSTED 23 FEB 2011 - from FFH page

    Part 2: Mum will say, "Give your dog and your DH a hug for me," any time we leave off a conversation. She'll remember DH for birthdays and special occasions (Easter and Christmas). She is, quite honestly, my idea of the near-perfect MIL. She shows him (via me) that she cares about him and our relationship. She doesn't call and smother us. She doesn't try and turn me against him, or separate us. She DID have me go back to Australia for 2 months (she paid), when dad got sick. He didn't want ...
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    Mother-In-Law Blog
  4. POSTED 22 FEB 2011 - from FFH page

    Part 1 I don't know if this counts as a true MIL story (because it's not a b!tchy story). But, here goes:

    I've taken to reading the archives. It's helping me to read other people's stories and find new ways to deal with the MIL issues. I've noticed that, 99% of the time, DILs are writing the stories about their DH's mother. Why is that? Maybe guys just don't care enough to come to the site to vent?

    So, it got me thinking, objectively, what is MY mother like to my DH? ...
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    Mother-In-Law Blog
  5. POSTED 30 NOV 2010 - from FFH page

    Now, on to a more personal story - it always starts with the wedding: DH and I lived in a different state from his family, but he wanted to get married in his home state. Two weeks before the wedding, I went to stay with his parents, and everything was fine. They were very accommodating. That was VASTLY different to the rest of the wedding planning time. Being Australian, our wedding was Australian. I'm not talking koalas and kangaroos everywhere. I mean Aussie customs and traditions. I saw no need ...
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