Family tradition causing tension between in-laws

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Family traditions can be a beautiful way to bring generations together, but what happens when it causes tension? One woman is struggling with her in-laws' family tradition of creating a picture calendar for their grandma every Christmas. The issue? Her sister-in-law seems to dominate the photos, leaving her feeling left out. Last year, things came to a head when her sister-in-law changed a photo on the page they designed together. This year, she wants to exclude her and her son from the tradition altogether. But when she expresses her dismay, her husband takes her side and refuses to participate. What should she do? Will she be the a**hole if she refuses to be part of the tradition? Read on to find out.

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A picture calendar tradition has become a point of contention between a woman and her sister-in-law. The woman feels that the sister-in-law is given preferential treatment by the family and is being excluded from the family tradition. The sister-in-law has taken over the tradition by including herself in the majority of the photos, and when the woman tries to stand up for herself, it causes tension. This year, the sister-in-law has taken control of the calendar and has excluded the woman and her son from most of it. The woman feels hurt and upset and is considering refusing to participate. However, after posting her story online, her husband became aware of the situation and is now standing up for her. The woman is torn between her love for the family tradition and her desire to be included. The situation has become a family affair and has caused tension between the couple and the in-laws. Will the family be able to come to a resolution and include everyone in the tradition? Or will exclusion and tension continue to be the norm?

Redditors suggest creating a custom calendar for the SIL with 12 months of Y T A to bask in, while feeling sorry for grandma. 😂

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Take revenge by doing your own thing and sending grandma a lovely photo 📷

inturnaround | inturnaround

SIL wants it all about her, but NTA suggests a solution 🤳

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SIL wants son to pose as her brother's child. NTA.

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SIL causing exclusion issues, NTA suggests diplomatic resolution 🤝

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SIL getting too much attention? NTA suggests hilarious revenge 📸

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Husband stands up for wife, commenters breathe a sigh of relief 😌

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Create your own tradition with custom snow globes! 🎑

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Cut ties with the vain, conceited in-law. NTA 👍

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NTA. SIL's disrespectful behavior towards OP and husband's inaction. 💔

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Create a special calendar with silly 'holidays' to include her.

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Newlyweds start own photo tradition, politely declining in-law's offer 📸

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Feeling excluded from family photos? NTA, talk it out 📸

deadlyhausfrau | deadlyhausfrau

Saying no to family traditions 🚫 can be liberating!

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Skipping out on unwanted family tradition is totally NTA 👍

rifraf0715 | rifraf0715

Set boundaries without guilt 😌

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NTA, but consider other cute photo gifts 📷🎁

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Agreeing with the commenter's judgement of the in-law 👍

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Excluded in-laws deserve equal treatment in family traditions. 📸

Skoodledoo | Skoodledoo

Don't let a calendar ruin a good family relationship 😊

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Engage grandma with a Build-a-Bear that plays baby's laugh 😍

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Communication is key! 🗝️ Discuss with your SO about family traditions.

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Get creative with your family photos and avoid in-law tension 😎📷

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Creative revenge on in-laws' calendar idea with satisfying result 😉

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Creating a family calendar can be tough, but this NTA did it flawlessly 🙌

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Respect their tradition and involvement, but don't fixate on it. 💭

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Supportive comment section with emoji cheering on the husband 🙌

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Commenter calls out ego-driven in-law over family gift 🎁

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Let her make her own calendar, no need to stress 😌👍

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Husband approved! NTA gets a thumbs up 👍

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SIL accused of immaturity and selfishness by commenter 👀

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Christmas calendar feud: ESH, but it's just a calendar 📅

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In-law jealousy over family photos sparks petty photo swap war 😒

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Save money and avoid family drama with a personalized calendar 📅

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A dark twist on family traditions 🙃

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Dealing with difficult in-laws during the holidays 🎄

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When family traditions get uncomfortable 🤷‍♀️

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Commenter dismisses family tradition with colorful language.

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Supportive comment suggests talking to husband for validation and pushing back.

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Take control and make your own special family project 🎁

super-nova-scotian | super-nova-scotian

SIL needs to chill 😂 NTA

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SIL intentionally leaving out OP from family tradition 🤨

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Feeling excluded from family tradition after 6 years 😔

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A heartwarming doppelganger story amidst a family photo feud 😊

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Commenter calls out the a**hole in question. 💥

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Memorable grandpa gift warms hearts ☕❤️

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OP's husband supports her, NTA. Suggests photo bombing SIL's project.

Wildaria | Wildaria

NTA. A heartwarming solution to a family tradition dispute ❤️

Courin | Courin

Replace family photos with strangers to avoid in-law tension 🤔

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Unfair family photo book creates tension 😞

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SIL wants all the attention, but commenter is not having it 🙅‍♀️

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Suggest open communication instead of refusing family tradition. 🗣️

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Sassy revenge idea for in-law obsessed with photos 📸🤳🏼

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Love triumphs over family tradition. ❤️

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Spouse defends against entitled SIL, commenters applaud 🙌

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Partner's support appreciated, finally putting us first 😊

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