When I first married Dear Hubby I had several problems understanding my in-laws. They had a different life than I had ever encountered. I know many of you will understand with just these words. "Dear Hubby was a Navy Brat!" No, he was not a problem child. You can not be if your in a military family. But oh my did he ever travel! Lucky Duck!
Instead they had great structure in their life. There were set rules. More so there was looks that made the kids jump and do something without any words spoken. Now I did not know these looks at all. Nor am I use to being told something very firmly. I tend to really wear my emotions on my sleeve. I do not show the hurt but gosh I sure do feel it. And with just a phrase, I am crying inside. Now my in-laws were never trying to hurt my feelings. They just spoke differently than I had ever encountered. I had to find ways to understand them and let them see the real me. In time it all worked out. But oh my could I have used the following help.