Help! RhyDin Relationships are Driving Me Nuts!
[size=9]Gossip Columnist: Emmet "The It Man" Bane[/size]Dear Mr. Bane,
My guy and I have been dating for the past six months, and we are utterly and hopelessly in love with each other. I adored everything about him? that was, until I met his mother. See, I?m half dragon, while he?s human, and I guess that doesn?t sit too well with her. She completely despises me, and makes my life a living hell every time I?m around her. To make matters worse, she calls her son way too frequently. So she not only harasses me in person, but over a long distance, too! We have been talking about marriage for a while now, but I just don?t think I can handle being in a family with her! What should I do?
Dear Monster-in-law Victim,
Ah, the age-old problem with the in-laws: A mother that is too attached to her son is unwilling to let him share a life with another woman; it happens more than you might think. It is unfortunate, but it happens.
I can understand your reluctance to take your guy?s name if it also means associating yourself with someone who hates your guts. But if the guy is still as desperately into you as you say he is, that shouldn?t matter. The key to dealing with her is moderation. Limit your exposure to his side of the family to holidays or special occasions, and when you do see her, don?t give her any ammunition to attack you. Keep all your replies incredibly polite, even if she is
under your skin. And most importantly, no matter what happens, do not
put your squeeze in the middle of it. That?s the kind of thing that will ruin a relationship.
If she insists on calling and harassing you when your guy?s not home, kindly insist that she call back when he is in. And whatever you do, do not show weakness
. You may be polite and mature in your exchanges, but do not withdraw an opinion just because she bullies you-- eventually she might even respect you for it.
If she still continues to be a wicked witch in your presence, you may as well ignore her completely. It sounds to me like your guy will still love you, even if you don?t get along with his mother.
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