I have a pretty universal problem, I think. I really find my in-laws annoying. My father-in-law has these set views, and having a conversation with him is more like listening to a sermon delivered by a monk from the Dark Ages. My mother-in-law is bossy, and likes to offer her unwelcome opinions about how my wife and I can improve our lives--from cleaning the kitchen to upgrading our educational credentials. My blood pressure rises every time I see them, but I'm running out of excuses to avoid them. I've talked to my wife about my feelings, and she understands, but she thinks I should just grin and bear it. My folks have both passed away, so she's never dealt with in-laws and I don't think she has a reference point. What should I do?
Enough of the Fokkers in Queens