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Old 11-19-2012, 12:05 PM   #18
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Re: How do you Survive in Same town as Parents/In Laws?

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Honestly, I don't think DH and I would make it if we lived near my parents. I hate to say that, but it's true. They have control issues and like to be in every aspect of our lives - although this has gotten a bit better over the past couple years.
The worst thing, for us, is that they (mom more than dad) favor DD - not just a little, but all the time, in every situation. It was so blatant that the boys felt/saw it even at only 3 and 4 years old. This also has improved a bit over the past couple years, but it's still there somewhat.
So, though I miss them, I am somewhat thankful that we live thousands of miles away and only see each other once a year or so.

Now, my inlaws just moved to town 40 minutes away - and they could totally live next door and it would be awesome. They're just wonderful - supportive, but not controlling, loving and caring to all the kids, realizing that the kids are all different with different ways of showing and receiving love/affection.
I big-puffy-heart-love my inlaws
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