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Hello Gofigure:

I believe that many of us here can relate to what you are going through for sure... In my case, I caught my own sister on the phone when she was visiting for a week talking to all her friends about how I don't do anything blah, blah, blah. Then she ran home and left me with the bad rep. However, it was quite an eye-opener to see her TWO faces...

Don't worry about the housekeeping - anyone who judges another by whether or not they can eat off of their floor is pathetic (for lack of a more descriptive word). It shows how shallow a person that they really are. My kitchen floor really needs replacing - it is nearly 50 years old (lol)! Besides there are worse things to be criticized for (I am thinking). I also believe that when people gossip or judge that it truly reflects worse on them than anyone else...

The thing is that it is easier to point to others and criticize than to ever look within oneself and see where ones own faults may lie. Try not to let it bother you too much. I know that is easier said than done from my own experience but, as they say, consider the source...

Mind you, Gofigure, it has been over three years since my sister showed her true colors. It is hard to express sometimes how deeply that does hurt and, because of my family's lack of appreciation for what I do for our father is what drove me to this forum in the first place! So I guess that good things do come out of bad experiences after all. And actually it doesn't hurt so much anymore. I was just glad that my eyes were opened. Now when I think of sister-dearest, I stop and ask a higher power to help me forgive her. It is all I can do and it is the best thing for me to do.

So, do not be sorry to sound so angry. You have every right to feel that way. Your MIL was thoughtless and very non-supportive in her comments. Please forgive me for babbling on as I have... Just know this - you are a blessing to your husband and an angel for caring for him as you do.

Love and Hugs from Glenda

[This message has been edited by glenderella (edited 05-26-2006).]