Bundyanne - My sister-in-law update.
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Way back at the end of May I posted about my sister-in-law having had a massive stroke and we all thought she would not recover.
Well, the latest news is that she has recovered - up to a point - and is back in the nursing home.
She phoned me a few days ago and she sounded like her old self which is unfortunately is being a very bitter old lady who has not a good word to say about her own family - my late husbands family, but she still phones me so I must be one of the 'lucky ones'.
I am glad she is well enough to be back in care but how I wish she would get over all the bitterness and unrest she has caused.
Thankfully for some unknown reason my husband was not included in her dramas but it must be upsetting for her daughter and sons.
I am glad I live far away from all the drama as no one needs that in their lives.
On a high note I can leave all the 'dramas' behind and go and enjoy lunch with a friend who is having an 80th birthday lunch at a garden centre that I have not been to so it's going to be a fun day.
Have a lovely day Anne and forget about the bitter old woman for a while, there 8s always one somewhere in a family.
Lunch with a friend at a garden center to celebrate her birthday sounds wonderful--have a great time!
Have a lovely day at your friend's birthday party, Anne. Good that your SIL is doing better, but hope you can tune a deaf ear when she calls.
Bundyanne, Every family has one like your sister-in-law. It's sad, but who knows what makes them like that. Is it feelings of jealousy or inadequacy? Maybe. Staying away is a good option for you.
Some people serve as an example of how not to live our lives. My DH had an Aunt like that. I was always grateful I didn't have to live in her skin.
Hope you had a fun day Anne!
Can you even imagine how awful it must be to be nasty to others all the time? Family or not I would have to tell them that their reaction to life is not what I want to participate in and we will see each other under public family situations only. I wish them well.
Many nursing home workers wonder why family does not visit, this is a great example.
I was married to someone like that, my daughter tries to keep up with her father, but she calls me after, to tell me that talking to him puts her in bad mood for a long while.
Words fail me, which is probably a good thing.
How sad for her. Don't you wonder what happened to turn her that way? Thank God you are far enough away from her to keep from being infected with her bitterness. MN
Your sister-in-law sounds very much like my sil (my late brothers wife). She has managed to turn my youngest daughter against me and her older sister. My Dad never liked her at all and it is only in the last 15 to 20 years that I have finally realised why he couldn't stand her. I don't have anything to do with her at all.
Hope you had a lovely lunch at the garden centre with your friend Bundy, glad your S.I.L is on the mend, all you can do when she rings you is listen, then after you hang up forget her moans & groans. It's good that you don't live near her.
Enjoy your birthday outing.