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Old 01-02-2015, 04:10 AM   #41
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All the old gals be like,

"My casserole brings all the codgers to the yard,
They're like, it's better than yours,
Damn right, it's better than yours,
I could teach you but I'd have to charge."

(hoping I never get that desperate)

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If you introduce him to a few widows not only will he be occupied but you won't have to cook as the casseroles will just role in !
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Good thing he is leaving.

I would have put his stuff outside and changed the locks the next time he journeyed out.
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:58 AM   #43
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Loud music (whatever type he hates), especially during his sleeping hours. Cook up some kimchee or other delicious and smelly recipes. Drum circles. Figure out his political bent and invite over the other side for fun discussions. Religion works too.

I can chase people out of my house without even trying. It should be easy if you're truly motivated.
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How to survive an unexpected house guest?
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How to survive an unexpected house guest?

Start surreptitiously moving his things around the house when no one is looking. Turn his clean socks inside out in the drawer. Hopefully, you are not being an enabler and doing his laundry and stuff for him. Or cooking for him. Or running errands. If you are, then stop. If DH complains, then guess what? I'm assuming you've already made your feelings clear to your spouse. If not, shame on you. Communication is key to any successful marriage. Make the same feelings clear to FIL. No success? Take a vacation all by yourself go a weekend. Find a hotel close to work for a week. One with a nice bar. Nothing cheap. Leave the two of them alone for a while to fend for themselves.

But I'm serious about the enabling aspect. If you're enabling the situation by quietly going along with it, you've nothing to complain about. You're being part of the problem, and FIL will never leave. Why should he? He's got someone to all the chores his wife used to handle so he doesn't have to deal with them


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Apologies - I missed your explanation post


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