Posted by Theresa on June 15, 19100 at 11:55:48:
In Reply to: Tips for dealing with nosy/rude friends & family? posted by Kathy on June 15, 19100 at 08:30:47:
I like Leslie's last suggestion as it throws the issue back into the lap of the person asking. The other thing you could do is just make a quick excuse like say you just remembered you have to go do something and walk away.
But, I have a far more radical suggestion -- don't go. That way no-one will be able to ask these intrusive questions. I won't go to baby showers cos I feel you gotta control the things you can control, with IF being such an out-of-control situation, and this for me is one of them. You don't say whether the baby shower is for a sibling (which would be hard to avoid), or an in-law. I let my dh go to the ones that are his family. And the last time I had such a nice time seeing friends, reading and relaxing and not having to deal with the pain.
: HELP!!! I'm gearing up for another family baby shower this weekend, and I'm the only sister-in-law without children yet. I DREAD the thought of hearing "so when will be having one of these showers for you", since no one knows of our IF problems.
: Does anyone have any good responses to these questions or statements? I need to gently convey to these well-meaning people that they need to back-off.
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