Our expert says:
Maybe she's lonely, but does she really have nothing better to dothan pester you, and nobody else to call than someone who really doesn't want to talk with her ? I notice she doesn't pester her SON with such phone-calls ?
It sounds like seeing a marriage counsellor along with your husband would be wise, to work on this very important issue of setting boundaries against her interference in your family and your life, while still finding ways to help her feel good. I understand the reluctance to open Pandora's box - but if you have such a box, and it really is full of alarming issues, then i needs to be opened or the issues which just breed and multiply in there - better to open it with proper expert help.
Sounds like she really needs to be strongly encouraged to develop hobbies and maybe get involved in charities and NGOs so as to be helpful to people who actually need and want help !
She has presumably spent many years training your husband ( and probably her own husband ) into seeing nothing wrong with her ways of behaving, and of course sees nothing wrong with it herself.
Don't try to just leave it to your husband to sort out - his involvement is essential, but left to himself, he doesn't really see the need to sort it out.
What would happen if you switched to being pro-active ? If you voluntarily phone daily, with a short phone-call, or sent her an SMS, to tell her everything was fine with you, him and the baby - even at times boring her with trivial details, till she might actually ask for a bit less information ?
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.