My in-laws are difficult: My mother-in-law is bipolar and narcissistic. My father-in-law is entirely selfish, and my brother-in-law is pretty amoral and lacks scruples. Trust me on this. My father-in-law and mother-in-law live on my brother-in-law’s farm in Florida.
My parents-in-law pay for lifestyle expenses, utilities, animal feed, vet bills, etc., and consistently “loan” money to my brother-in-law without hope of repayment. By the way, my brother-in-law is a multimillionaire (although cash poor) and hasn’t worked in 10 years. My father-in-law was a New York City teacher and draws an annual pension worth six figures.
Through a lifetime of spending at or beyond their…