Question by  SureshKumar92 (42)

How do you deal with mother and sister in law problems?

My MIL and SIL is always getting in the middle of my marriage and family life. I need them to step back and let me make decisions on my own.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

Then you need to tell them this. In the end, your spouse and your children are the most important things, and if you need to get rid (even just temporarily) people are are interfering in this relationship, then that is what you should do. If people aren't going to be positive and support you, then you don't need them.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

I don't know the specifics, but I think it would be best to sit them both down with your spouse. This way you and your spouse are making a "united front" so to speak. Explain that you respect their opinions, but you and your spouse need to make decisions on your own and you'll ask if you need/want their opinion.


Answer by  wisewoman (5)

i have to agree with the united front.. go in it together and let them both know to back off and give you two time.. they'll get the message


Answer by  MWR (23)

You should discuss this with your spouse in a responsible manner. Be assertive, but not aggressive and let your partner know how you feel & what you would like to change.


Answer by  Kelli (181)

Quite honestly, this is an area for your spouse to act. Since they are his/her mother and sister, it should be him/her who takes a stand for your family. Most likely, they will receive his/her words much better than yours anyway!

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