As much as love brings you together, know that you will face some challenges, such as financial constraints, housing problems, issues about children, etc. June 18, 2015, 10:27 am. Its easy to shift blame to others. I *DO* appreciate how difficult that has to be for the LW, and I can empathize with that frustration. It really puts her in a terrible light, in my opinion. I hear you. Actually, as much as I love my own mother I would rather move her into an assisted living than allow her to abuse and berate my husbandI made vows to my husband not my mother. 5. It would be best to intensify your effort to draw your partner closer in marriage. Ill graduate in a few days and have been applying to jobs that will hopefully hire me shortly after my baby is born so that we wont need any of her finances. Working with people in this condition is taxing, so I really cant imagine living with them. I dont remember much of it since I was so young, but from what I hear now as an adult it was really difficult to physically be able to take care of her. Seeking more interesting shared activities is fine, but she may not be creating any desire on the LWs part to be in her company. ChickenNugget June 18, 2015, 11:02 am. These were her decisions to make. From your original comment I wouldnt have known. It will complicate your marriage more. That one could be real, it almost happened to me once (not while I was pregnant). Because if so, wasnt she stewing in her own filth then too? Im sympathetic to the LW. If hes willing to throw away a promise to his mother just because things are difficult now, what makes you think he wouldnt do the same to you? Make sure you can support a baby before getting pregnant. . You can even lead by replicating some of those times. Want to have a happier, healthier marriage? As a result, you begin to project your fears on your husband and marriage. Knowing the specific reasons can save your marriage, whether he stopped sending flowers or stopped going on regular dates. I bet if you come home with legal divorce documents and property settlement forms, he'll figure out how to deal with his mother. I think there is room for a grain of salt here in how we judge the LW. I told him two weeks ago I don't love him and I just can't stand him. This is particularly if he cannot seem to function without his mother. My mom put whiskey on my gums. If you cant get past why you hate your husband so much, it may be time for you to seek the help of a marriage counselor. Steven Tyler is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in the '70s: 'Victim's' lawsuit claims she is the 'teen bride' in singer's memoir after he convinced her mom to grant him guardianship Shes not bedridden, so while helping her with whatever is fine, there may be lots she can do for herself. I just dont really feel that bad for her. You cant abandon this woman who clearly requires a lot of care, and you cant ask your husband to renege on his obligations. He's not perfect but no one is. I think it is important the letter writer is honest with herself and her husband about this before they commit to buying a house. Now that you are married, you find it challenging to deal with these issues. Stay calm and think it through to evaluate your marriage and. Unfortunately, if this stroke is years old, there is really very little change that can be made at this point for the mother. June 18, 2015, 10:02 am. However, you should check yourself when you start, The Significance and Importance of Forgiveness in a Marriage, We think they have failed and hate them when they dont meet our. However, don't dwell much on it. It sounds like the MIL is going to need all of her own money so that she can be taken care of. Its a daunting prospect to consider and I dont blame the letter writer for wanting out (on a purely emotional level). Also. If you really can't get on with their family and are no longer on speaking terms, allow your partner to continue their relationship with them on. The best way to show you love your partner is through respect. Earlier I was thinking, what does she mean, a promise to take care of his mother? But the tone in my response was inspired and informed by the tone in the letter (which I thought was a lot crueler/ unkind/ unsympathetic than my response and most of the responses Im seeing in the comments), but for what its worth Im glad there are dissenting opinions in the comments and that the LW is getting at least a little range of responses. However, it doesnt always work like that. It could be sitting down with her and going over finances and researching programs she could apply for to help pay for this kind of care (and even contributing to that care if one is in a financial position to do so). What do I mean? If not and he wants her in the same home, how can you make it a better environment? For a few weeks or months. The stress that would put on me every day. But when my husband made the promise to always care for his mother, he wasnt married, didnt have a step-child or a brand new baby on the way. Im just saying the tone at which people are responding to the LW is off. You might dislike cohabiting with your husband because you dont see him as your friend. But how many people here have actually taken care of an ungrateful, belligerent, careless, angry (through no fault of their own) in-law for years on end? One thing you should know that being married to a husband attached to his mother is not always a bad thing. And sometimes ill-prepared panicked people arent model human beings who can clearly assess every situation and respond with the appropriate amount of compassion. The best El Paso TX information website. And personally, I think a little sympathy would be more helpful in getting her to think rationally and kindly about the situation than telling her shes being entitled and being a bad person. I Hate My Husband: The Reasons Why When a couple gets married they imagine that they will be loving and happy during their life. I am leaving a different comment than the rest.I am on the lw side.It seems like the husband is not really taking that good care of his mother.Just being in the same house does not equal care.I bet most of the care is on the lw.She cannot handle that with being so pregnant and going to school so it looks to me the care this lady really is getting is lacking.First off why are the pee pads just sitting there?Hubby should be picking them up many times a day then scrubbing the floor each time.Why is her room gross?Hubby should be cleaning that daily also.Since he does not work he should be cleaning her whole house daily also.Her hygene is lacking?Hubby should be taking care of that too.I bet the lw does most of the work and is just very overwhelmed.I would not bring a newborn in to that situation right therebut then there is a very scary safety situation with mil wanting to pick up newborn and she falls alot.Then the germs this mil creates with her dirty ways.Hubby is not really taking care of her and I say this because if he really was none of thease things would even be a issue.It is time for the sake of mil being safe and looked after in the right way to be placed somewhere.Also for the baby to be safe.If hubby does not do that no matter how much you love him I would leave if I was her just to keep the baby safe.In the usa this lack of care would be called elder abuse and comes with a jail term.I worked in nurseing homes.Even with staff to help it was the hardest job I ever had. I have compassion for both LW and her MIL. It does make me think the FIL has a point about her exaggerating safety issues as an excuse to try to get what she wants. But because of that I would never move in with either of my parents for free rent either. FWIW I wouldnt want to live with either of my parents either, or take on the role of caregiver. Gah, absolutely everything you described thats currently happening is almost word for word post-stroke symptoms. Understand that many of your expectations before marriage will crumble because living together often shows us their new traits. 2. The issue isnt about hating your partner. honeybeenicki June 18, 2015, 2:12 pm. It wasnt the red wedding. The fact that Mom is providing the roof currently does not give her carte blanche for any and all bad behaviour. Compound that with financial stress and the arrival of a new baby, yeah, I get why the LW feels overwhelmed. Even if youre overwhelmed and exhausted and hormonal and emotionally drained, the answer is still yeah, its wrong to abandon a loved one who needs care (especially when you no longer need anything from him/her) just because its inconvenient. 17 Signs Your Husband Hates You 1. something random The suddenly MIL has the money clear out of the blue to help with finances after they buy a house when she clearly didnt have the money to do so in her own place? He spends less time at home. Like LW has to be held responsible for a promise her husband made in his youth before he had the life experience to understand the possible ramifications. June 18, 2015, 10:57 am. She used to live with us and didnt treat me well. And not because of some grandiose moral notion of kindness, but because not being able to access that compassion makes every single moment of the process strained, draining, and just all around awful for yourself and everyone involved. Once the wife tables her grievances and apologizes, the couple goes right back to. A man who is close to his mother is not a mother's boy in a negative way. So you talk to your husband and you move out. Strange, right? If anything, it sounds like she is starved for contact, whether she knows that or not. But in a marriage, couples may often feel like they hate each other. Built in babysitter/dogsitter right next door! At the very least, youd think if she cared nothing for the MIL, shed have at least cared enough about her 8-year-old daughter (if not herself) to check out the situation before moving in. 4. He has directly told me that Im simply hormonal and Im just using my childrens safety as an excuse to get my way. Now If they moved in because he chooses not work right now and they thought it would be easy to just have a free place to crash and that the MIL would be an, easy convenient baby sitter for their kids, then that is something else. Of course people are going to judge. And I feel bad that this column is being published right when shes having a baby, but this is when she wrote to me. I just read your comment again. Thankfully, this article has done a great job highlighting common reasons wives hate their husbands and what they can do. Tolerating what sounds like abusive behaviour from his mother is another. Dont be so damn condescending just because you dont believe in how she parented 30 years ago or whenever. Being an older person, she must have a lot of wisdom to share and the LW isnt accepting that. Now that you know why you hate your husband, it is best to know ways to stop it. Be supportive of your husband and understanding as your spouse learns these new traits. Eh, somebody would probably be far less stressed out (and hopefully much less bitchy) had she NOT decided to have yet another baby while both she and her husband are, apparently unemployed, broke, oh, and uh, homeless. That's how the singer-songwriter who died Thursday at the age of 54 referred to her four children, daughters Riley, Finley and Harper . This isn't the first time. Probably not the last. And if you cant afford your own place yet because you and your husband are both unemployed, then TOUGH SHIT. These people, who dont seem to give a shit about aging, ailing parents, are the worst! But the mother sounds like a narcissistic nightmare. I promised my mom that she could live in the east wing of my giant mansionguess whatshes not holding me to a promise I made as a child. with yourself. In my minds eye, she was, like jumping on the kitchen center island to demonstrate how to swim the butterfly or something. Wouldnt you want the same or is everything supposed to benefit you in some way? Taken time to learn what the MILs issues really were and what kind of care she needed. Its all well and good to lecture about having compassion for the stroke victim but LWs first priority needs to be the safety and well being of her minor children. Why do I feel like I hate my husband? The harsh truth is that you have a vague and unrealistic idea of marriage. Jeez, I think these responses are kind of harsh. My mom gave me a teaspoon of sugar for hiccups, and I certainly did not have a sugar addiction, in fact, I didnt like overly sweet things or soda or icing when I was a kid. If so, Id say you need to prioritize finding a job for yourself and making some money so that you can get your own place at some point. Everytime I hear her on the phone to dh she's. Ive noticed men are careless with how they leave things (even knives) on the counter. The husband is a coward for not making his wife and kids a priority and the MIL is a mentally ill selfish bitch for expecting everyones life to stop and care for her 24/7. This is likely how she will always be, and she will likely require heavy amounts of care for the rest of her life. LOL about the almost impaled my pregnant belly on a knife comment. 3. If your husband treats you formally and forgets to enjoy your union, you may start hating him. She certainly isn't. But she goes after him constantly, every conversation and every visit. They feel they are just protecting their vulnerable child, with little awareness of the effect it has had on me and other sis. June 18, 2015, 10:22 am. New activities offer a change of environment, which in itself can make you feel closer to your partner. And yes, some of the LWs examples, like the knife left out on the counter, seem to be overly dramatic. Well, it turns out that his mom felt attacked. LW Ive been trying to come up with a compassionate response all morning. 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I think it would be an act of compassion to carefully consider that other people may have their own reasons for having a completely different set of expectations for themselves regarding their parents/in-laws besides just being a bad son or daughter that doesnt care about a helpless elder. @Diablo, I think the comments chiding grown children for not having infinite patience and tolerance for aging parents might hit a nerve for adults who arent as close with their parents or in-laws. Duplex is a great idea. Elderly people often lose the capacity to properly care for themselves, and if she was already mentally ill, or even eccentric, Im sure the issue is exacerbated. I have made my concerns clear to my husband that I do not want her living with us when we move out. As a result, you begin to project your fears on your husband and marriage. You complain, complain, complain about everything you have to do for her and how grossed out you are by her and about this horrible promise your husband made to, gasp, care for his ailing mother, but wouldnt you want your kids to show some care for you if you werent able to care for yourself and they were in a position to help out a little? Im literally days away from my due date and my blood pressure has been going up. If she does in fact have mental health issues, whether or not they are consequent to the stroke, they should be assessed and addressed appropriately, but that doesnt excuse her demanding and entitled behaviour either. I loved this response! Theres a nicer way to present it. And I can just now stomach pineapple. I like to believe I would never have gotten into it to begin with. Giving care is one thing. I've always worked full time and he's only ever worked 15 to 20 hours.
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