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18 Jul 2008

in-laws not interested in our baby
My husband and I are expecting our first child after ten years of marriage. We and my parents are over-the-moon. My in-laws on the other hand, are not interested in the baby at all. They show no interest in the pregnancy, or my wellbeing. In fact, they would rather do things to cause us stress. Up to now, they have not even bothered to share the news with anyone, even other family members.

My husband says I should just ignore them. But this has been a long thing, and I feel at least for him, they can show some interest. I can see he feels hurt, but does not want to talk to them about it.

I' m at the point where I feel that they do not deserve to be part of this child' s life. They don' t even care to know when he or she will be born. I have since cut them out of anything related to the baby. I know this is not healthy, but what do I do? The relationship is going from bad to worst. So many bad things are being said about me and my husband, all untrue. How do I end this all? They are not approachable. In fact, I know that they will not acknowledge any wrong doing in any situation. We have had similiar experiences before, where they would cause problems between us and deny everything.

How do I handle this situation?

Please help
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01 Jan 0001

I can't imagine why they would be so uninterested, and understand that you would both find this distressing, but as the old saying goes, you can't get blood from a stone, so there may not be much point in expecting from them more than they can offer.
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