Thanks, Ann. Alas, the situation with my SIL deteriorated long ago to verbal abuse. About ANYTHING. Her husband is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic who stopped taking meds because he’s “fine” and “only crazy people take psych meds”; the problem (he says) is everyone else. ESPECIALLY her. Deb & I, her grown kids, other family members, and possibly random customers where she works have all told her to Get The Hell Out Of There, but she’s afraid he’ll do something violent if she leaves. We have had her on the verge of departure at least once, then she backs down. So we have plans in place for the call that says, “This time is too much and I’m leaving him” and we do what we can behind the scenes in the meantime. <sigh>

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