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    Default me me me me me me me me me syndrome.

    i hate people like this. it does my head in. SIL is coming over later and i am dreading it. I know i will hardly get a word in edgeways as it's always me me me me me me me me me me me me. Everything is always worse in their life than anybody elses. no matter what you say, no - it's always always worse, and harder and everything. And they always sit late.

    I think i may go past the liquor shop later. And get blind drunk so i just cruise thru the night.

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    It sucks doesn't it. I just think with those types of people, most of the time they don't even realise they are doing it. I would be concious of steering the conversation around yourself more (in a nice way). Even though it might not be natural to do so, because you are obviously not like that, you might be surprised that she IS actually interested if you pipe up Anyway, it makes for a better night than sitting there resenting her (or worse getting drunk and blurting out some home truths haha).

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    lol, i have tried steering the conversation, but she just keeps going back to the same old stuff. lol. aargh.

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    I like these types of people. Because for the most part, they don't want a conversation so I find an "Uh huh" when she stops for the general breath of time you use to acknowledge you're listening, sometimes a "Really? Whoa" and finally, a "Gosh, I can't believe it!" when she seems to have finished her story to be enough. Both of you are happy. You're able to do something else and still seem like an attentive SIL and she is able to be validated in her conversation technique and go off quite merilly.

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    My sister is exactly like this - she's had the worst life, the worst luck, has the worst hair/face/body, has the meanest boss (none of which is actually ture!)...wah wah wah!!!

    I just tune her out now and basically don't say anything as EVERYTHING that ANYONE says is taken totally the wrong way...

    You just can't win with some people! Getting blind drunk before your SIL comes over sounds like a great plan though!

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    I have a family member like that and no matter how much i try to steer the conversation it never works! I think alcohol sounds like a good way to get through it haha!


 

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