This is a vent post, so I apologise for that!
My in laws (almost all of them except one!) are all about themselves. DH was like this just not as much anymore as he has learned over the years to actually give back rather than take.
My family is close and we all talk to each other on a daily basis. I found it really weird when I met DH that he wasn't close to his family at all, not even a phone call on birthdays etc.
I realize families are different and that is okay, but now we have kids I find it really sad that they don't even call or text to ask how their grandson is going or even how their eldest son is. I used to text them all the time and the reply I get is extremely one sided not asking how we are or anything.
Then MIL complains she has never met DS... They haven't bothered to come and visit or anything. (We live interstate so I realize this is hard financially)
This morning I send them a happy Easter text and this afternoon I get "I went to work" as a reply... I really should know better as the reply always makes me upset at the fact they never ask about their grandson and it makes me sad that DS will probably never get to know his other grandparents. Just lucky I guess my parents are amazing grandparents.
DH has basically given up on them and I have slowly seen over the years why. Arghhhh... Vent over thanks for reading!