In a perfect world, stressed out new parents would be able to rely on their relatives to help out with their kids. But in reality, not everyone can be trusted.
A new mom posted on Reddit asking for advice about her family situation. Her mother-in-law is a nice enough person — but this new mom doesn't trust her judgment, especially because other family members seem toxic. Here's her story.
My (27f) son is three months old. My husband (34m) and I tried for three years to have a baby and suffered two miscarriages in 2019 that were devastating. We live in an area where COVID restrictions have lifted, so we are slowly introducing our baby to family. We have introduced him to my MIL, and since then she’s been very pushy about babysitting him for us.
The issue is, my husbands family is very chaotic. His stepbrother is a heroin addict who has robbed their family home on several occasions and has the tendency to hide his needles around the house. He doesn’t live there, but my MIL has not stopped him from coming around.