Family Feeling

Posted on | August 15, 2011 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
What do you do if you really can’t stand your spouse’s family. I mean really totally absolutely hate them and can’t stand to be in the same room with them. And, believe me, I have very good reasons for this. If I tell them what I feel, they will never ask me to another family get-together and that would be just fine with me. What are the consequences?
The”Better Half”

Dear BH:
You are taking a big risk in stating your feelings.  Everyone, no doubt, already suspects that you are not a fan but making an overt statement raises the ante and puts your spouse in a very awkward position.  Why not just avoid as many family events as you can reasonably find excuses for — and politely bear the ones you can’t avoid.

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