I have tried to be loving, supportive and compassionate. But I have finally come to a decision for my own sanity. My live in FIL who came to us 2 yrs ago because his wife, my MIL, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Needless to say MIL was so grateful and we took good care of her in the last weeks of her life. My FIL has been weird. One day he wanted to come with me to pick up tires for my hubby and he asked if I could pretend I was his wife, creepy! I did tell my hubby. Also, we live in a town home. Small. I have no privacy. My FIL gets up every single morning with us, eats dinner with us and I would say half the time gets my hubby to spend time with him in his room going over this or that. Talking politics or what he saw on the news for the day. I work full time, bread winner in family but all FIL does is talk about himself. He creeps me out when he just stands in kitchen watching me but even more when he is looking at my chest (nothing really to look at but creepy). He does nothing around the house but make his bed. He comes from old ways where wifey did everything even though wifey worked God bless her soul. I have resented paying for his food, doing his laundry, his lack of boundaries and really his manipulation. He does not have dementia or AL. I feel like he played his son being the old man needing attention all the time. I haven’t even scratched the surface. His other children can’t stand to be with him. I have no idea why my hubby had to be the pleaser.
Anyway, where I started with this is I finally came to a place to move out because I can’t take feeling this way anymore. I never in a million years would have imagined my life like this. I felt bad at first thinking something was wrong with me but now I feel empowered. I feel like my own hubby put me after his dD (after all he is an old man 85 years old).
For those thinking about moving elderly into their homes I would say don’t do it. I am so lonely I feel my hubby abandoned me to his dad. I have no privacy never mind I gave up my nice firniture and bedroom to a man who is clueless in what he even causes me to spend in groceries. Never mind his ever present presence in my daily life. And I haven’t even shared all the weird things he does here so please understand it took me a long time to get to this decision.
By the way, this will most likely be the end of relationship with my hubby which makes me very sad.