Shows like 'Everybody Loves Ramond' taught us that in-laws can be a quirky handful, but what happens when familial arguments are had over much bigger disputes than a gifted figurine? The truth is, financial strain is one of the biggest stressers between friends and family.
So, how do you draw the line between lending a hand to loved ones and protecting your family?
Evening-Still2174 asked for just such advice when she shared her story:
My husband and I were financially well off in 2019. Sh*t turned sour in 2020 when I became jobless after having to homeschool our kids. We couldn't afford the rent and we got evicted 6 months later.
My MIL (mother-in-law), who offered us two bedrooms, backed out as soon as we became homeless and we ended up living out of our van for 4 months with our kids before a homeless shelter opened up.