I read a lot of negative things on TK since obviously this is a good place to vent, but I wanted to start a post about positive things to try and change it up a little. Today, I had dinner with FMIL - just the two of us - and it went pretty good. She and I have very opposite ways of dealing with almost everything (from cooking to cleaning to finances to family issues) but FI has reminded me that we can't change her so we just need to love her for who she is (he also does not agree with her on a lot of things). So . . . over the past few weeks I've been handing all my frustrations with her over to the Lord and just accepting her for who she is. I still speak up when I need to, but I don't feel the need to voice my opinion to her on EVERYTHING that I disagree with. This has really helped our relationship and I'm starting to feel a little warmth toward her. It is a process and I admit that I'm still in the beginning stages, but I am slowly learning to let her into my life as more than just another woman. I'm slowly accepting her as my FMIL - someone who I'll be related too!! It's hard to believe, but it's finally settling in that I need to learn to accept her since I will be joining her family. We've never had any major fights, but I have stored up a lot of anger and frustration inside me. This new way of looking at things is really giving me a lot of peace. Thank you Father for your peace!
Just wanted to share something positive. Your turn! . . .
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