After a long time away from this site, I've come back. I've always struggled with my weight, but it really piled on after I gave birth to three children. After giving birth to my fourth child three years ago, I quit smoking and gained about 20 more pounds.
Today my husband's aunt asked my mother-in-law if I was pregnant
It really hurt my feelings, because she obviously knew I wasn't. I've always announced each of my pregnancies, so why would this time be any different?
My husband thinks I'm too easily offended.
I personally don't see why his aunt couldn't ask me directly. I also don't understand why my own mother-in-law feels the need to tell me that his aunt thought I was pregnant.
How could I not be hurt when she KNEW that I wasn't expecting and was simply stating that I was getting fatter?
The whole situation seems tasteless and mean.
Anyway, I'm hoping to use this hurt to give me some fuel to lose some of this weight.
How do you deal with "family" members (I don't even know if I want to call them that anymore) or others mistakenly thinking you're pregnant or any other criticism about your weight? I know I should let it roll off like water on a duck's back, but it is easier said than done.