عزيزي الديد: MY mother-in-law is no joke. She’s a horrible, امرأة مريرة ولا أريدها في حياتي.
لقد قضيت 20 years trying to please her.
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Every time I see her, she criticises me – my dress sense, my hair, my choices. She even puts me down in front of my teenage children.
انا 43 and my husband is 45. هي تكون 84.
I’ve gone out of my way to be kind and helpful, cooking for her and buying her gifts.
All I get in return is nasty comments, مثل: “Have you thought about lipstick to liven up your look?” or “You should get a better-paid job.”
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Last weekend, I reached the end of my tether. Should I just stay away from her in future?
My husband doesn’t help, insisting he wants to keep out of it.
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يقول ديدير: You don’t deserve to be her punchbag and you’d be entitled to stay away.
لكن بعد ذلك 20 years of nasty comments, perhaps it is time to stand up to her.
The next time she says something, you could say: “That’s your view, but I don’t agree.” Quietly but firmly.
حزمة الدعم الخاصة بي, Standing Up For Yourself, explains the techniques to use.
Your husband may say he wants to keep out of it but he should support you. Appeal to him again.