Let’s take a quick look at the original post
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The second part
OP came back with an update
The replies to the original post were pretty helpful
The elephant in the room
Here’s how the Reddit community reacted to the update:
“I know things are not perfect but I am glad things are moving in the right direction for your family.“
“I expect this won't be over and the MIL will be even more difficult to deal with.”
“You and your wife are a team and need to communicate before making big decisions involving each other's family members.“
“You’ll need to have a unified plan for holidays and gift giving/receiving and you’re well on your way.“
“It’s funny how many people don’t discover their backbone or boundaries until they have kids.”
“Be watchful for your MIL trying to pull gross favoritism for your daughter.”
“Yay! It's nice to see these kinds of updates. I bet that MIL definitely won't be happy with your decision.”
“Your MIL is going to absolutely do favoritism like crazy- you can’t expose either of your kids to that.“
“We tolerate MUCH more from family because of the social contract, whereas a friend who pulled the shit your MIL did would have been booted out.”
OP expresses heartfelt appreciation for the transformative impact of the community's responses.
The heavy clouds of discord disperse at last, making room for a future where the arrival of their daughter sparks excitement, not worry.
Thankfully, OP and his spouse finally cast aside their differences and put up a united front concerning their children’s well-being.
Cheers to the power of community!
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