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surviving xmas with stuck up relatives

Found 15th Dec 2014
How Dow I survive Xmas with my relatives who are so stuck up that they think they are better than everyone else without telling them exactly what I think and upsetting my parents and in laws?

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Send them a real Xmas present.

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Get severely drunk

Just be more stuck up then them keep talking about yr promotion that'll shut them up

There isn't really an answer unless you simply don't involve yourself with them.
I HAD the same problem, my partners family were so stuck up they didn't have time in their precious lives for my children unless it suited them & always passed on sly comments about well.. Anything they could!
Now they don't exist in my world && my world is SUCH a happier place without them

Be overly obnoxious and sarcastic, make inappropriate jokes, repeat the jokes you get out of crackers numerous times whilst roaring with laughter, sing your favourite christmas song repeatedly (loudly) and maybe next year they'll go somewhere else!!

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Make a pass at Mother in Law

that'll teach 'em

toshapetriji

Make a pass at Mother in Lawthat'll teach 'em


This gets my vote. You're so funny.

Don't spend Christmas with them..............?

Organise a drinking competition of Whisky, only make yours cold tea. They will soon go to sleep and you can enjoy the rest of your day/evening.
Good Luck

Every time they say or do something that you feel you have to respond to, spend a few seconds thinking about people that don't have family to spend Christmas with, then bite your tongue and put a smile on your face.

Be upfront and direct with them, but in a friendly completely non-aggresive way. So if they make a snide remark pick them up on it and ask them to explain what they mean, then calmly tell them that you think the remark is wrong because... etc.

Theyre trying to get a rise from you, so by being calm and refusing to play the game you expose them as shallow immature people. Keep a smile on your face (it'll bug the heck out of them!)

Good luck!

That's good Jarreth, people are only bullies if you let them be, if you call them on it they'll be hesitant to do it next time once they've had to explain themselves. I find that with difficult people, the thing they like best is usually themselves, instead of getting sucked into conversations you didn't want to have, ask them questions to make them talk about themselves, they'll feel like they had a nice conversation because being self absorbed makes them happy.

As soon as you can, escape and go play with the kids.

Beat them at scrabble and then be a bad winner.

Get them drunk and encourage them to do something embarrassing.
They should soon stop trying to lord over you if you have pictures/videos of them throwing up, dancing to Gangnam, dressing in drag etc.
Plus the bonus hangover the next day.

Buy 2 tickets to Tenerife, take a mate with you and have a great stress free Christmas.

Develop a sudden case of contagious man flu on the 23rd..........

Occupy any facilities at least every 30 mins....

Heaving and farting noises aplenty....

Buy some stink bombs

gastroenteritis symptoms will soon send them scurrying

I feel for you . christmas can be a tough time and family members can make it unenjoyable !! Still i guess rather have family around than none at all , some are alone at xmas . good luck !!

Why do you have to spend Christmas with them?

jodie89

There isn't really an answer unless you simply don't involve yourself … There isn't really an answer unless you simply don't involve yourself with them. I HAD the same problem, my partners family were so stuck up they didn't have time in their precious lives for my children unless it suited them & always passed on sly comments about well.. Anything they could! Now they don't exist in my world && my world is SUCH a happier place without them



Errr, sorry but why should they make time for your children?

I have many siblings and try to make time for them all (they are all over the UK), but their children are their responsibility - not mine!

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Really liking all suggestions, considering trying ALL of them lol

phone them up just before they are due to call and tell them you have the runs/sickness bug. 100% they wont turn up

If your going to them chuck a sickie straight after dinner and go home, if they're coming to your parents again chuck a sickie and ask if it's okay to go and lay in a dark room as your getting a migraine, then laugh your Chimbo socks off at everyone else listening to them talk tripe

Just put up with them as you have done may times before and remember " In Laws are only for Christmas, and not for every day".

Bite your tongue and try to stay calm because if they can see you are stressed that will be another reason for them to large it over you.
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