1. How to Build Positivity in Married Life? : Click Here
    Dismiss Notice

Update From The Previous Post

Discussion in 'Relationship With In-Laws' started by AditiShining, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. AditiShining

    AditiShining Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    My previous post:

    I got big response on this post so I'm giving an update. I have started my job. For my MIL's leg ache, we visited a doctor. She doesn't have anything serious. Just gave her some vitamin tablets. We have fortunately found a maid for cleaning utensils and cutting vegetables. My MIL helps me here and there in cooking.

    My MIL has not forgotten her leg massage though. She told me "you won't get much time due to work but you can press my legs when you have holiday." So I massage her legs on Saturday-Sunday for 20-25 minutes. She also asks me to massage her legs when she has done more than usual work. She asked me to massage her legs after she had come from shopping with her friends.

    I think I have spoilt her but it's still doable so I'm doing what she says. What do you all think?
     
    Loading...

  2. MalStrom

    MalStrom IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    3,812
    Likes Received:
    6,481
    Trophy Points:
    408
    Gender:
    Female
    It doesn’t matter what we think. If it’s something you want to do, do it. Otherwise politely but consistently say no.
     
    meepre, drdiva, KashmirFlower and 2 others like this.
  3. DDream

    DDream Platinum IL'ite

    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    3,815
    Trophy Points:
    285
    Gender:
    Female
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2021
  4. AditiShining

    AditiShining Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Actually it is our tradition that DIL massages her MIL's legs. Modern girls don't follow that much now but when girls do they are appreciated. My MIL is also pleased because of my massage. It satisfies her ego that her DIL sits near her feet and massages her legs to relax her.

    That massager is amazing. I will buy that and reduce the frequency of massages.
     
  5. chanchitra

    chanchitra Platinum IL'ite

    Messages:
    1,032
    Likes Received:
    1,265
    Trophy Points:
    283
    Gender:
    Female
    Yes. You have spoilt her.
    You can reduce it slowly.
     
    AditiShining likes this.
  6. PurpleRoses

    PurpleRoses Gold IL'ite

    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    515
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Gender:
    Female
    Then why are you asking here what we think? You started doing it out of your own will and are continuing it out of your own will. Do what makes you feel comfortable and works for your family dynamics.
     
    chanchitra and AditiShining like this.
  7. AditiShining

    AditiShining Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Right. Yesterday I tried skipping her leg massage but she got angry and said "don't make excuses. I'm not asking to press my legs everyday as you are working but on your holiday also you are making excuses. That's not why we have given you freedom to work." I said "sorry mummy ji" And pressed her legs.

    I shouldn't complain now because I have started this.
     
    EightKittens likes this.
  8. AppuMom

    AppuMom Gold IL'ite

    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    409
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Gender:
    Female
    Freedom to work!!!! You have all the right to work or not work. Next time if she comes with massage needs,tell her you are ordering a massager so she can use it whenever she wants and don't need to depend on you for this.I guess you need to be more tactic and diplomatic with your MIL.
     
    chanchitra likes this.
  9. chanchitra

    chanchitra Platinum IL'ite

    Messages:
    1,032
    Likes Received:
    1,265
    Trophy Points:
    283
    Gender:
    Female
    See, her true colors are out.
     
    AditiShining likes this.
  10. Viswamitra

    Viswamitra Finest Post Winner

    Messages:
    12,684
    Likes Received:
    22,768
    Trophy Points:
    538
    Gender:
    Male
    Thank you @DDream for posting this. I have been suffering from feet tingling and pain for the past 4 years. I have just ordered this.
     

Share This Page