Sunday, January 25, 2009

Weekend Update: Dear Sister In Law

Update to Sister In Law, posted by Anonymous.

Here's the update: my MIL passed away the day after I wrote this
(which also happened to be my 31st birthday). After giving my BIL the
silent treatment the entire six hour drive, my SIL spent the rest of
the weekend doing the same to my husband and I. And she's yet to even
acknowledge the existence of our six month old son.

When it came time to travel across the country for her funeral, she
refused to come because she said she needed the right to completely go
off and blow up at anyone who even "looks at me funny, even if it's in
the middle of the funeral" and that she expected him to back her up
100% of she did it. He said he couldn't do that, so she refused to
even make the trip. To be honest, it made the weekend less stressful
for everyone there.

Now, it's looking increasingly likely that she won't be my SIL for
much longer. She has been lying to my BIL about a variety of things,
blowing up at him every other second for nothing and everything, and
when he asked her to come to counseling to try to work out their
issues, she said she'd go, but she really wasn't interested in putting
much work into the relationship. So..while I'm sad that my BIL is
having to go through this (he's an awesome guy), and so soon after his
mother's death, I'm actually kind of excited about the possibility of
being able to hang out with him, spend time with him, and do family
stuff with him with out having to worry about her.

Just writing that letter made me feel much better.


Anonymous said...

It's a sad situation but I'm not surprised you feel a lot better for saying all that.

Mr Lady said...



I never thought I'd say this, but I will be so happy to hear they get divorced. For all of you.

Courtney said...

I am so sorry to hear that your MIL passes. I will pray for your family suring this very ruff time.

I hope that your BIL can find the peace that he so deserves. No one should have to put hup with someone like that while dealing with the death of a loved one especially your mother.

She sounds like a very selfish person and i hope she leaves your family alone.

Perksofbeingme said...

I'm sorry that you are having to go through something like that, but for your sake and for your BIL's sake, I hope a divorce is in the future. Like Mr. Lady, I never thought I would say those words. I hope she realizes what she's doing before she ruins all of her friendships and family.

Anonymous said...

Man I hope she disappears into thin air and never bothers you and your family again. It's already bad enough that your memories of your MIL's last days are plagued with her.