Family Drama: Help! My In-Laws Never Leave!
“I live in Canada and my in-laws are in Colombia. The problem is that when they come to visit they stay for AT LEAST 3 MONTHS!!! Last time we almost separated, now they are coming back in June!! How can I tell them they are welcome but not for so long! I’m still angry and bitter from last visit, so I know this one will be hell!!!” -Veronica
@CrazyJewishMom: June? Easy! Go on a vacation! Problem solved!
@KateFriedmanSiegel: This is a tricky one.
@CrazyJewishMom: How would you know?? You don’t have in laws, Captain Single Sara!
@KateFriedmanSiegel: Every family is different. While a three-month visit might seem insane to some, it could be standard for others! On a personal level, I COMPLETELY get why that might feel invasive, but it’s important to remember that every nuclear family has a unique dynamic. I think telling them they’re not welcome for the time they’d like to stay is a really tough conversation to have, but it’s nearly impossible if you and your partner aren’t on the same page. After all, they are his/her parents!
@CrazyJewishMom: Yeah! Veronica, this isn’t a talk you need to have with the parents! It’s a talk you need to have with your partner! They’re the one who should be telling them to go home. If Superjew ever said that to me though…he would be castrated.