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I got married about a year ago to a man that I adore and for the most part we are very happy. From day 1 my sister-in-law has not liked me. She told her brother “he could better” I come from a divorced home and had a child out of wedlock that my now husband is raising (she is 4 years old) My sister-in-law is always putting me down to her brother. He says he doesn’t pay attention to anything she says but just the fact that he stays on the phone and listens to her nonsense really hurts me.
What can I do or say to make this stop? It really bothers me.
Julie from Bourne
Your sister-in-laws behavior is unacceptable. If your husband didn’t want to marry you he wouldn’t have…so obviously he’s not listening to her that much. Have you clearly told him how you feel about how it makes you feel when he listens to his sister bad mouthing you. He needs to tell his sister that he is NOT ok with her talking about his wife this way…and that if she continues to talk about you that way…he has nothing more to say to her.
Again, if he believed everything she said about you…he wouldn’t have tied the knot with you.
Thanks for writing.
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