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Mother in law moved in three doors down...

Answered 2 years ago

Relationship with the in laws has been great...while they lived some distance away. We would see them regularly, but for short period of time and it has been working a treat. Mother in law is on a difficult side, very controlling and interfering. It’s kind of her way or the highway. The relationship been working as I have learnt to deal with her and the distance has helped limit the pressure and stress of her constant control. Anyway... the in laws have moved in literally three doors down from us “to be closer to the grandkids”. How do we limit contact and set boundaries in this situation? How often is enough to spend time together? How to stop constant pop ins? Help! The virus and restrictions gave us a bit of break from her as we isolate .


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2 years ago
My in laws are frank and Marie Barone

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2 years ago
Sucks to be you Deborah lol

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2 years ago
Sooo funny was just watching this on channel 11. Gotta love Robbie as well

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2 years ago
Luuuurve that show

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2 years ago
We have a granny flat on our property and my MIL lives in it. I love having her around. She's the last grand parent our kids have so we treasure any time we get to spend with her

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2 years ago
🤡🤡

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2 years ago
🦄🦄

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2 years ago
Move. Put the house on the market and run for the hills.

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2 years ago
Love it

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2 years ago
Would be funny if it wasn’t true 😂😂

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2 years ago
Do this

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2 years ago
My in laws moved in to my street and I was sooo worried about this, my advice is to constantly bombard them with your children, allll day and alllll night, send the kids over constantly and eventually they will start to hide from you!
We see them less now than before lol
Fight fire with fire 😈

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2 years ago
Great idea haha

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2 years ago
Don’t give them spare household keys

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2 years ago
Def not! Who knows when they will be popping over u don’t want to get caught with your pants down literally!

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2 years ago
My in laws moved next door and I love it
I throw the kids over the fence with in laws to grab them
Meal waiting for us 3 times a week

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2 years ago
Whatever you do establish the rules from the very start. If you let them in too much and then decide you want to pull back it’s very hard to do it down the track. It’s your house your rules your kids they need to know that

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2 years ago
Boundaries, and getting your husband to be the one in charge of this relationship as they're his parents. Also check out CaptainAwkward (blog) for amazing, well thought out, answers to questions like this with pushy inlaws. Her advice is stellar, and I think you'll be able to more confidently deal with the situation. My parents live about 5 doors down from us and have for the last 6 years, you can do it without losing your mind or forever ruining the relationship :) Good luck!

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2 years ago
Is she capable of babysitting. Send the kids there

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2 years ago
Unfortunately she is not. Great for five minutes and looses interest.

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2 years ago
Oh wow. I'm so sorry but her intention is to see you more she's told you that. This is going to get messy....how do you keep them out of your face?...get your MIL a hobby or a friend to take up her time. Can she take the kids to their sports or hobbies? - then she can spend time with them & it takes something off your list - win win. You could set up a weekly or fortnightly dinner with them which might help. Sorry that's all i've got....good luck.

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2 years ago
My worst nightmare!