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Black Tax is something else. My in-laws that are back in Africa have a tendency of exaggerating so that my husband and I send more money. They had my husband and I worried all weekend thinking my MIL was so sick. Turns out she wanted money for a party to throw a friend and realized this was the only way we would send more money immediately.

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I'm sorry. I'm African and I too was taken advantage of by relatives lying and exaggerating so I would send money (because money grows on trees in America). I just stopped responding to requests for money. Your situation is tricky because it's your in-laws. Your husband is the one who needs to let them know that the gravy train is done. Help your in-laws yes, maybe monthly groceries for a certain amount and no more. I love my people but they will take advantage of you and laugh at you while doing it.

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