Having a dysfunctional inlaw family sucks. I'm so tired of it. Tired of trying to be liked. Trying to fit in. Trying to set boundaries that are not respected. Tired of being made out to be the bad guy. Tired of having my parenting, housekeeping, and marriage criticized. Tired of awkward holidays. Tired of missing my own family that I love and get along with that is all the way across the country.
I am thankful for a husband who recognizes the dysfunction and stands firm in the boundaries that we have set together. I know that many spouses are not so blessed.
But it is still depressing and exhausting.