How do I get my DH to just “get over it” (family vacation)
Every year, we take a family vacation for a week at the beach. Over the years, SD has gone out of her way to chip in for whatever she can afford… she has brought some of her “significant others” with her on vacation, which is fine. She’s been with the same guy for going on three years now… he’s from TX (we’re in PA) he’s a great guy, they make an awesome couple.
This year, his family is coming to the beach the week we will be there. His dad and step-mom and some brothers, wives and their children are renting a large home (actually the same house we rented last year) it’s about 3-4 blocks from the place we’re renting this year.
My DH is all kinds of uptight about this. He is used to having “our own” vacation and we have repeatedly brushed off other family members who have tried to join us on vacation… but those were offers to “split” a house between families for vacation… these people aren’t STAYING with us… I think that there’s a big announcement coming up (engagement, I think… I’ve got my fingers crossed) and I want him to just chill about the whole thing. Even if they do want to join us for whatever we do, what’s the big deal?
He is so “this is OUR vacation” he can’t get over the idea that we will be meeting our daughter’s possible future inlaws for the first time (I’m so excited! Why isn’t he??)