Omg having an extended family crisis. My brother, his wife and college age dd spent christmas with my parents (in another country). For some reason my dad feels that my brother...
and his wife's family (who also lives in home country, and visited brother and sil often at my parents) took advantage of my parents. Also he thinks he heard my brother making fun of him (my dad) to my brother's wife and inlaws. For christmas day, sil's extended family of about 20 people descended on my parents house and no-one brought anything, (which is not necc their fault since my mom likes to do everything) but my dad thought this was awful. This has all exploded (after an event I posted about a few nights ago), and now my dad is bringing up stuff about how he loaned my brother downpayment money for his house 4 yrs ago and he never got it back, so my sil has made my brother into a thief...I am so freaked out, never heard my dad like this...My guess is my brother never repaid loan because he took my dad for granted, but dad never asked for it, only now that he feels hurt and slighted its an issue, and my brother is a thief because of it, wth.
op: my father thinks that they feel that our family (Which is financially better off than sil's) is there to be sucked dry as far as they are concerned. I disagree, they're just...(more)1-20-2012 5:33pm
nice people, just not really aware of how things are done sometimes