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Originally Posted by Dragonfly
Just a thought: Next time you see her, why don't you tell her that you understand she's concerned about the state of your house and that you'd love it if she'd come to help clean as you have your hands pretty full with mothering her grandchildren?
Or you could suggest to her that perhaps she could mention to her son that keeping house is not just a woman's job. Maybe she could have taught him that early on.
Really, it sounds like you need to do something about this rather than just inwardly seething, which is going to start affecting your health if you're not careful. If you can't say anything to them, then you need to find a way to sort it out within yourself - figure out some calming methods. Talk to yourself about letting go of the fear and the anger. Breathe deeply. Think of some stock phrases you can use when she's being negative toward you that will stop her in her tracks. I'm sure the ladies on this board would be more than happy to help.
I know you've had issues with your husband and I'm really sorry to see that he still doesn't seem to recognize how valuable you are. You are valuable - you know that right? Just want to make certain of that.
Mama, homeschooler, midwife. DD (13yo), DS (11yo), DD (8yo), DD (3yo), somebody new coming in November 2013.
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