親愛なるDEIDRE: MY mother-in-law is no joke. She’s a horrible, 苦い女で、私は彼女を私の人生に望んでいません.
私は過ごしました 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.
私は 43 and my husband is 45. 彼女はいる 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, といった: “Have you thought about lipstick to liven up your look?” or “You should get a better-paid job.”
先週末, 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.
DEIDRESAYS: You don’t deserve to be her punchbag and you’d be entitled to stay away.
しかし後 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.
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Your husband may say he wants to keep out of it but he should support you. Appeal to him again.