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Making A Stand
Making A Stand

Recently, when my husband and I were visiting his parents,  I got into a brief argument with my father-in-law as I was trying to control my autistic four-year-old, and he continued badgering her.  I told him he wasn't helping the situation, and he got all huffy and started slamming doors.

I took our daughter out of the house, as that often helps.  My husband stayed behind but texted me as he was trying to decide if we should stay there or go to a hotel, which would hurt his mother's feelings.  We decided to stay, but ten minutes later, my husband texted that we were going to a hotel.  I couldn't wait to find out what had happened.

He had tried to talk to his father, but it only got worse.  As he was telling me the story, I realized that I had married the right man.  He was standing up for me and how I handled the situation.  He told his father "Dad, I love you, I always have and always will, but this is about my wife and daughter and how you treated them.  They are always my first priority, so we are leaving."  I told him how proud I was of him, and how happy I was to be his wife.  We have decided that we will do what brings the three of us the most peace.  Thank you for being such a guiding light in my life!


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Tags: Character-Courage-Conscience, In-Laws, Marriage, Personal Responsibility, Relatives, Values
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