RE: Chain restaurants open Christmas?
Kai'leen, you have my sympathy. My first father-in-law hated me so much that the only time I was allowed in his home
was on holidays. It was difficult, and I assure you that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
As I have gotten older, I do not judge him any longer. I was a stranger invading his life. We were opposites, and
while I did not try to disturb him, my presence disrupted his haven, plus, I had taken his "little girl" from him.
Every family has it's traditions of joy and pain. You and your mate should do something alone to establish your
oneness, then bite your tongue and try as best as you can to be with the in-laws in a civil way. You may find your
mate recognizes and appreciates this more than you know, and that will create a greater bond than the horror you experience over
Please, have a special time with your mate and be as generous as you can be to your mate's in-laws. When the in-laws are dead,
you will have a clean conscience and your mate will not blame you for hating them.