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Author: LOTROQueen Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 44309  
Subject: Re: An Open Letter Date: 2/5/2013 4:58 PM
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Seriously, the family bonding has gone extreme and we don't have to see each other twice a week every week. Weekly family dinners, guilt trips over being busy for family dinners and the gossiping over other family members have to stop. My family is always put on the back burner and I am sick of it. I understand grandma is 90 and but it's my MIL driving these requests, not her.


Don't be afraid to limit it. Have your DH tell your MIL that you guys can only make it so often (like once very three weeks or once a month).

If anyone tries to use the "but she's 90" to guilt you, just reply "and I hope she lives to be 100, but we can't keep up this schedule for the next 10 years."
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