I have an issue with my mother-in-law and I’d like some advice on how best to handle it without me looking bad. It’s about money. My husband and I have been together for a little over 10 years but we’ve been married for only three of those. We dated for about 7 years. I’ve known his family throughout this relationship.
Now, my husband doesn’t live in the country. He lives away because of work so he is around only once or twice a year. That’s fine by me but the problem is his mother. She calls me just to ask for money. Is this really okay, especially because she does so very often. We barely speak about anything else and I’m always certain that she’ll ask for money whenever I see her phone call.
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Since my husband is out of the country, it’s a little harder for him to send her money so I can’t ask her to call her son instead. I would be okay with it if it was once in a while but it’s now become a habit. She doesn’t even call to check on me and find out how I’m doing. It’s always about money.
This whole situation bothers me but I really don’t know how to handle it in a way that looks mature. I don’t want to come off as disrespectful to my mother-in-law and I don’t want my husband to think that I don’t care about his people. How do I go about this? Please give me some wisdom to work around it.