Brand new to this forum. I am looking for some advice, hence the reason I joined. My father in law came to live with us over 3 years ago after he and my mother in law split up. I have been married to my wife for nine years, but we have known each other (and each other's family) for over eighteen years. My wife's mother is amazing. She is a wonderful cook, a wonderful grandmother, and we have been close the entire time that my wife and I have been together. Her father on the other hand has is good traits, but for the most part is "know it all" pain. I have never found a subject that he doesn't have an opinion on .
My father came to live with us after a car accident in which he was drunk and hit a telephone pole. It could have been an attempted suicide. We opened our home out of the goodness of our hearts. This was never intended to be his permanent home.
He now sits around my house all day, listening to ultra conservative talk radio. He doesn't have a job. He does contribute by cutting my grass, but at this point I would be willing to cut my grass every day of the week, if he would just go. If he was one of my family, I could have sat him down long ago, but he is my wife's dad. She is a little afraid of him, too. My house is only 1200 square feet. I have two kids, one of which has to share his room with his grandfather.
How do we tell him it is time to go?