I was feeling uncomfortable by some of MIL’s actions and words since a couple of days. The jibes were subtle sometimes, at times in your face. Now I am designed such, that I never speak back or retort, even if the case is severe. I will concentrate on the work at hand and wait till she lets off her steam. By the end of the day she will forget completely what happened 🙄
When I return to my room at the end of the day, I will think about the whys and causes. Most of the times I do not worry much, because I always attribute it to MIL’s old age 😛 At times when I feel start feeling claustrophobic( yes, that happens too) I will blurt everything to Zack. He knows well, that a phone call in the middle of the day is a sign that I need a rant session and emails won’t work. Once the thoughts are out of my system, I will feel easy. The sky and the rest of the universe becomes beautiful again.
Now there also comes certain times wherein I am unable to have my rants with Zack. It may be due to tiredness at the end of the day, or heavily scheduled weekdays or delicacy of the situation. At times like that I turn to SIL, who listens me patiently and gives me her impartial advises. The comfort level with her amazes me now, since at the start I was quite intimidated by her. Now she guffaws whole-heartedly and says “I am always there”, when I thank her saying I will have a good sleep at night since I ranted out.
Zack is my legal punching-bag, he cannot escape his role
But to have another one in the form of his sister, makes me feel doubly lucky. I am happy to belong here.