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24/04/2013 at 05:41
What is your Hs relationship like with your parents/step-parents?
H gets on quite well with my dad, they have enough in common to sit and chat but I think there is a small element of fear on Hs part My father is very protective of his girls and it takes him a while to warm to people we take home. He never liked my ex even after 7 years together and he did not hide his feelings. I think my father was secretly relieved when I met my H. H finds my mother hilarious and a pain in the ***. She is very interfering, speaks her mind and has been known to say some pretty awful things about his mum (jealousy over grandchildren). He has previously let me pick her up on such things and deal with issues but recently he has started to put his foot down with her. He also now thinks she has a drinking problem, but I've been telling him that for 5 years...
24/04/2013 at 06:18
H's relationship with my parents is quite good. Gets on really well with both of them. They have the same sense of humour. My dad can be funny bugger but he's quite shy so doesn't say alot sometimes. H can walk into their house pretty much do what he likes. My parents love that. H can do no wrong in their eyes.
24/04/2013 at 07:34
Oh WS sounds like a bit of pressure for you dealing with your mum and your H, I bet you are glad you live abroad!
My H gets on really well with my Mum (my Dad passed away before I met H but I think they would have got on, also with a healthy dose of fear from H's side!) My Mum and H chat easily, drink wine together and he does jobs for her round the house so I know I'm lucky that they are quite firm friends!
24/04/2013 at 08:15
He doesn't like them. He thinks they favour my sister and their dog over me and the children (they do), my dads very much a big mouth who rants on about immugration/people on benefits and h gets annoyed as he talks about it round the children (I get annoyed too so its hardly surprising h does), he tolerated them basically.
My mum isn't fussed by h, my dad just constantly makes Scotland v England digs at h ie how its terrible that the elderly in Scotland get money towards their heating only when it drops below a certain temperature in winter but the English pensioners get it when it's a higher temp. Yes he actually phones h up to
Moan about this! A) my dad isn't a pensioner and b) what can h actually do about it , my h just makes digs back saying if Scotland increased their prescription charges in line with England's then maybe they could give the elderly more money from that.
24/04/2013 at 08:51
My H gets on better with my parents than he does his own.
24/04/2013 at 09:04
He gets on really well with them both, although he does moan a bit about my Mum being a little bit interfering - not sure that's the right word, an example of his annoyance is on Sunday when we were picking C up from my parents to take to his party and my Mum decided she was coming with us, MrDD wasn't keen on the idea as he wanted it to be just the 3 of us, although it was a bit silly of him since it's only a 10-15 minute car journey and would have meant my mum driving there on her own, and my parents had just looked after C for us the previous day and over night!
24/04/2013 at 09:10
My H gets on with them pretty well. It used to be better before we had the children, since having the children, he finds my mum a bit to critical of his methods of looking after the children, but i think part of that is that his problem, and not always my mum having a moan at him. We go on holiday with my parents and family a lot, and he is fine with them.
24/04/2013 at 09:18
my H loves my parents and they love him. they would do anything for him
24/04/2013 at 09:24
Hmmm I'd say he abides them for me but he's not a fan. He can see them for what they are spineless and selfish who don't actually care for me or my sister only my brother. He's put up with them for my sake. But after the recent situation with my sister and mum refusing to help (Oh & this will make you laugh - sis collected some bits from mum's house at the weekend, dad said "I would offer to help but I'm being lazy") I've not spoken to them in weeks as I'm so angry.
My mum is a pretend grandparent. My niece is 7 this year and not once has mum taken her to the park or bought her an Easter Egg. Same goes for L but he's only 3. Yet she bigs up her role as a grandparent to her cronies.....not having it anymore. She can jog on.
24/04/2013 at 12:43
My H gets on well with my parents. He likes them visiting which is good as they live not far away and we see them quite a bit - more than his parents.
24/04/2013 at 18:10
My H likes my mum & step dad. He loves going to visit because he says we get spoilt when we go there, which is true. Also my mum does try very hard to make him welcome, remembers his bday, will help out with the pets etc. he does sometimes find her a bit of a fuss pot, she does tend to be a worrier at times!
The relationship with my dad & stepmum is polite and cordial but not overly friendly. He has little in common with stepmum& struggles to talk to her I think. With my dad he is polite & friendly. But to be honest my relationship with my parents is different too. I'm really close to my mum, less so with my dad.
H gets on well with my brothers too, but they are pretty different, 10 year age gap too.
24/04/2013 at 18:31
H gets on well with my parents. They love him because he's the only decent man I've ever been out with, not only that but he took on N and I straightaway and is a brilliant Dad so he can do no wrong in their eyes
I get on with his mum even though she is an attention seeker and exaggerates things. Her newish husband is a nice man, easy to talk to but in very small doses. He has a tendency to get a little hyperactive at times and in your face. I can't stand overly loud people like that so it's a good job we live abroad! I like his dad and get on with him, HATE his wife though. Awful woman.
24/04/2013 at 20:28
H gets on well with them. They are very easy going though. We've been going away on holiday with them for about 7 years too. Although that will stop now we are only going away in school holidays, they like us but not that much to pay that much more money;-)
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