My mother-in-law passed away 18 months ago at the age of 79. My father-in-law decided 8-months later to move closer to his son and I (Nebraska to Alabama). Since my father-in-law has been in town (since Feb 2011), he has made several lewd and in appropriate comments in front of his grandchildren and has taken to "hitting on and pinching" waitresses etc.
He recently attended two of the grandchildren's weddings this summer and his behavior of lasciviousness became quite the topic.
He thinks he has "prowess" with the women. Others think he is senile.
He is also increasingly rude to others but he has always been this way around me. Others are just starting to see it.
He lives at an Independent living community and still drives. I don't want to be around him anymore - he moved down here to have a better relationship with his son/DIL and grandchildren but he seems to be pushing us all away.
He feels that at his age "he has earned the right to say, do and behavior any way he *amn well pleases" (HIS OWN WORDS)
Other than not inviting him over, how can I stay a "good daughter-in-law"? but protect my family?
My husband has never been able to confront his father over anything.
Thank you for advice.