Sister-in-law needs to lighten up about weight, food

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December 4, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Dear Carolyn: I love my brother — he and I are the only family we have in our area — but am gradually seeing less and less of him because of my food- and weight-fixated sister-in-law.

They have been married for decades and she’s never been my favorite, however, over the past 10 years she’s increasingly obsessed with everyone else’s weight and how much they eat. She consistently comments on my nieces’ food intake — her children are adults — my eating speed or amount of food I order, my perceived weight gain or loss, the amount of food prepared for a meal, her brother’s weight, ad nauseam.

No one in our family is obese, and she, my brother and their kids actually look pretty thin. I’m in good health at 61.

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