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May 16th, 2011, 04:36 PM
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Location: Yelm, WA
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Do your ILs nicknames for your children or DH make you cringe???

Most of my ILs call my DH "JC" instead of his actual name, which is "John". Yes, that nickname was around long before we were together, but I still don't like it. Usually when I hear someone call him "JC", they immediately say something that upsets one or both of us, so I guess I just associate it with bad things. The ILs are annoying and needy in general and have a tendancy to blame all their problems with DH on me, so I cringe anytime I hear "JC". And it's not like a quick "JC". It's a long, drawn out whiney "JAAAAAYCEEEEEEE" that is followed by a complaint about the way we live or how we are "inconsiderate" of them. Example: MIL called DH and asked if she could come out and visit for a week (we live about 2500 miles away and she found a good deal on plane tickets). He immediately asked me and I said "no problem, whenever" (MIL and I have had issues during her last visit and she has not visited in a few years). It took DH about a month to call MIL back and let her know that she could come out. MIL said that since she hadn't heard from him sooner, she assumed I didn't want her to come visit and that she didn't get tickets. DH told her that it wasn't me, that he just got busy and forgot to get back to her. She still blames me. She said "JAAAAYYYYCEEEEEE, I know K doesn't want me there. You can just tell me." Ugh.

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