Parents vs Inlaws
Since the beginning of my relationship with my husband, there has been tension between families.
They didnt know each other yet, but they knew we had been spending A LOT of time together.
Knowing my parents (mom in particular) and their reactions to life events, and learning of my husbands mother and her quirks, I knew there would be conflict.
But we continued on dating and then engaged. And then of course the hell of planning a wedding. Where they, of course, never got along.
And now here we are years later and fighting over another holiday. It doesnt matter if we rotate years, or mark stuff in calendars, one of them ALWAYS complains.
We can never win, our kids can never win. Christmas has become a plague in which the only cure is seclusion and it is a sweet sweet idea.
Of course we feel bad not spending the holidays with our families, but we cant take this kind of BS anymore.