• Dealing with unsupportive family

    Asked by Kellraiser on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

    Dealing with unsupportive family

    My in-laws are making me feel that I am being dramatic in wanting to prevent myself from catching small colds, viruses. Non are vaccinated and think that since I'm not in treatment that it can't "really be all that bad". I have a PET scan on Friday and I don't think they understand the fear that I am going through. They give me the impression that I have been labeled a hypochondriac and am blowing this out of proportion. Supposed to have a small family gathering and brother in law opted to bring two extra kids from Church (where they don't wear masks and he caught COVID from last month) to our "small family gathering". It's now my decision to say if it's ok to bring the extra kids and I feel it's unfair to make me be the bad guy.

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    • Jenann's Avatar

      So sorry you are dealing with this. Put yourself first, you are priority number 1! You have enough on your plate and you have the right to be worried about Covid or a cold. You don’t need anyone’s permission to have your feelings, nor do you owe anyone an explanation.

      I had to fight with my ex to keep people out of our house when I went through chemo. I’m thankful your spouse stepped up and spoke with his parents. Best wishes

      3 months ago
    • Teachertina's Avatar

      We just had a neighbor die from Covid, 58 years old. Don’t take chances. Take care of yourself! Glad you husband stepped up!

      3 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar

      Kellraiser-- I'm so glad that your husband stood up for you, and 2 of the in-laws got their first shots. It can be so miserable trying to not get infected by anything. It seemed that I had a bull's eye on me that said--COUGH ON ME -LET YOUR DOG BITE ME- I got tetanus-whooping cough-pasteurella multocida-every cold that was going around-and I was trying to stay safe and healthy.
      I went to the pharmacy, a coughing woman went by- 2 weeks later I had a bad case of whooping cough that lasted for about 11 months.

      You are not exaggerating anything and you're lucky to have a loyal husband that will speak up for you.

      3 months ago

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