Hello Therapist: I am 40 years and live in a nuclear family, my in laws want to move in now; What should I do?

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Hello Therapist, 

I'm a 40 year old woman and we stay in a nuclear family. Now my in-laws want to move with us. I am not finding it comfortable but don't want to upset them. Please suggest.

Hello Pinkvilla Reader, 

The current situation is forcing us to challenge our boundaries and make many adjustments. Many families are coming back together to stay together during these turbulent times. Are your in-laws planning to move in permanently or for a few months? You could be accommodative and look after them for a few months if they are finding it difficult to manage on their own. 

If not then maybe you could communicate with your husband about what is bothering you. Don’t shy away from speaking your mind but make sure you use a gentle and non-confronting tone. These matters are delicate and need to be handled with extreme caution because of the lasting impressions. 

You could hire a stay in help for them or shift them to a house in your building on the same floor or close by if you feel that this is not going to work for you at all.

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Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Why am I not surprised with this cunningly worded SELFISH answer? A gentle no to take care of one's parents, is still a NO. Karma bits back hard!