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I Am a Good Daughter In Law

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 19 People

    Not Fair

    I recently married a wonderful man, let me start with that. He has been married before, more than once, and it seems for that reason I am not accepted by his family. I tried in the beginning to connect with his Mother, trying to make her feel secure, I am very family oriented...
    soulhealer222 soulhealer222 46-50 1 Response Mar 23, 2011

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    Inlaws

    I have inlaws that hats me and my kids.they put my kids down call them names insult them m.they favorite my brother inlaws baby like she is the best but my children they call names they call me names they say I took my husband away from them how do I let this go and what should I...
    oliverso oliverso 26-30 Oct 2, 2012

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    Hmm???

    What does it take to be a Good Daughter in Law? RIght now my MIL is sitting on my couch hogging the living room AGAIN 6 days in a row? She's been there for days. She was supposed to leave today but did she? Nope? Of course not why would she when she can watch cable TV ALL DAY...
    missing missing 21-25, F Apr 23, 2008

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    Too Young To Be Having This Issue

    I am gettin engaged next month and after dating my boyfriend for two months because of long distance we're making that commitment. My mother in law is his only parent and she feels the need to not give her opinion but TELL us everything that she wants her way. We are of...
    kathy3208024 kathy3208024 22-25, F Jan 24, 2013

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    Photograph

    An 8x10 photo of my mother in law is a part of my family room decor along with a photo of my own mother. She is my husband's mother and my husband deserves to have his family as part of our decor too. Our marriage encompasses both families, where we came from and who we are...
    chaus chaus 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2008

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    Patience, Respect, Acceptance, Determination,resilience, Love

    I love my husband. I didn't like his family but I respected them because he loved them even though he often complained about them. Mother in laws never win favor by their daughter in laws because they are not like their own mothers. I didn't like mine eathier, but I loved my...
    chaus chaus 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2008

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    Lol. Well I'm not really cos I get in trouble a bit but I made my dad a cup of tea in bed this morning and his first reaction was 'ok, what have you done?' I mean! I didn't tell...
    EllieT01 EllieT01 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 9

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    So my dad just got in and i saw his car before he got here and waited by the door ready with a cup of tea. He was quite weirded out! Now he doesn't know what to think. Also I...
    EllieT01 EllieT01 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hate is too strong of a word.. I really dislike my sister in law's behavior. I have not seen her for years. Right from the first meeting I felt this hiss of anger. Her dog was...
    Sophiame Sophiame 61-65, F 2 days ago

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    Hate is too strong of a word.. I really dislike my sister in law's behavior. I have not seen her for years. Right from the first meeting I felt this hiss of anger. Her dog was...
    Sophiame Sophiame 61-65, F 2 days ago

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    I should start out by saying that I have never, ever had an argument with my daughter(s) in law. I was determined to be the strong supportive mother-in-law who respects her...
    ChantyWife ChantyWife 66-70, F 1 Response Oct 22

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    I just recently joined EP, i am new to all of this, so bear with me..i do not care for social media, have never had a facebook page etc...having said that, I am desperate for...
    Neuronurse Neuronurse 41-45, F Nov 8

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    MY mother-in-law feels she has to rule all her daughter-in-laws lives. We have a family cabin on a river which is pretty primitive. No running water or electric. On Mother's Day...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    This is a venting session, to stop me from loosing my mind. I have been a model daughter in law for the past ten years ( but I don't profess to b perfect), only to be controlled by...
    fleezz fleezz 41-45, M Oct 29

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    I am the son in law, are there any MIL that have or still do , I am looking for advice
    circlemc circlemc 31-35, M 13 hrs ago

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    While it's comforting to know I'm not alone, I still feel as though I need to be validated with how I feel towards my MIL. I've confided in girlfriends about my MIL issues, but...
    lolasmama lolasmama 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I need some advice on how to cope with my father in law. My wife does not get along with her mother because she cannot see any way to enjoy her time with her so limits her...
    AlwaysCravingMusic AlwaysCravingMusic 31-35, M Oct 26

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    Now, to say I was upset is an understatement. Last night while visiting my Children I observed in silence as my MIL's eyes scan the entire house for anything out of place. Then it...
    MichelleM1988 MichelleM1988 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I HATE my Mother in Law. Yes it's me again :D What can I say I can't get enough of bitching about this evil woman. Anyways; I was on Facebook and had to log onto an old account to...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 1

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    Oh I hate, loath, despise my mother in law! I can say that with clarity, and I know I will never change that. She is the most selfish woman I have ever met. I know when I first...
    ohsoverytired ohsoverytired 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    When i married my husband he gave me a warning. Stay away from his mother because she is nuts. Through the yrs I have seen where she has made the whole family miserable. All her...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    Our daughter in law refuses to let our son see us. They married in secret, had a ceremony for her family to which we were not invited and now have a child that she(they) will not...
    patikiram patikiram 61-65, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Have you found yourself with a court case and not sure how to find the right attorney. Maybe you're friends don't have experience with this specific type of case, and they don't...
    neinsteinassociates neinsteinassociates 26-30, M Oct 30

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    I have never liked her.Hate is a word I would never use though.She comes to stay with me and moves things till I don't find them.She also tolerates all nonsense from her children...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I truly hate my SIL! I do not say that lightly. I have been able to get along with her for years, then all of a sudden she started to belittle me and my existence as a mother. Even...
    Jennforr Jennforr 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    He is not really my brother-in-law, he is just my sisters boyfriend, but they have been together for 10 yrs, and I just consider him my brother-in-law. He is so good to my sister...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I am the police. And I am here to arrest you. You've broken the law. I did not write to law, I may even disagree with the law. But I will enforce it. No matter how you plead...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    A very successful businessman had a meeting with his new son-in-law. I welcome you into the family,” said the man. “To show you how much we care for you, I am making you a 50-5...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses Nov 5

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    my husband, myself our 2 kids my Mother-in-law and father=in=law and nieces and nephews were in Florida staying for a wk. We had a large family unit at a motel. My mother-in-law...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F Oct 28

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    We have a mother-in-law from hell. My sister-in-law gets most the abuse. She lives next door to the inlaws. Start off she married my brother-in-law in a beautiful wedding. First...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F Oct 29

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    Prestige was commenced in 1986 and incorporated in Sydney. The company started to be a mobile outlet and appreciated immediate expansion as the market responded to the quality of...
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    You will find severe outcomes for criminal convictions in Western Australia. At WA Lawful our staff of criminal defence lawyers have working experience dealing with all kinds of...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 22

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    I always know when the discussions about to get interesting, she usually brings me a coffee to soften me and begins with "So Dad, what do you think of....". So a few days back the...
    CrowdOfOne CrowdOfOne 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 27

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    My mother in-law is not the brightest crayon in the box. She decided to refinance her house but didn't do the proper research before she got suckered into some BS that ended up...
    Virgogirl915 Virgogirl915 41-45, F Oct 27

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    my new husband is. The father of my children never had been and from the first time John met my daughters he made an impression on them. He is strict but loving and I think that is...
    marriedagain marriedagain 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    For the last few years, I've enjoyed the company of a number of women on the Net. Over that period, two girls have asked me to be their Daddy and I have agreed. However, due to my...
    naughtyoscar69 naughtyoscar69 46-50, M Oct 28

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    For the past 1.5 years my mother in law has harassed, bullied, stalked and threatened me. Before I came into my now husbands life she had complete control over him and his money...
    belledejour82 belledejour82 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    We only supply and set up Perth’s best quality artificial grass products, our least specifications for our lawns contain:Your neighbours will be baffled regarding why you by no...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    My 22 year old daughter hates me, well... she at least doesn't like me, never really has. She was born so independent, never wanted to be held or cuddled. She has lots of friends...
    kathdm kathdm 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    Me and my boyfriend of 9 years have been living with my boyfriends parents because of the economy and the fact that he has helped his family financially in the past, bringing down...
    Anonymous8712 Anonymous8712 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    I know my now SIL since 12 Years.She was together with my Brother in Law when they were in their 20is. My husband has a 10 year younger Brother.This girls knew exactly how to get...
    Rubyan Rubyan 36-40, F Oct 31

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    Organisers of ‘out of control’ gatherings contain dad and mom of minors who, for whatever rationale, are clueless about goings on at home.For those who find yourself in need of...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    I am a man in my 40s, married with a 12-year-old girl who is my wife's from a previous marriage. Now, 6 years later, I am so sad, miserable, and angry I am considering leaving. The...
    annon3101 annon3101 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    My brother in law is rude towards me. I think that the things he says to my 26yr old sister(his wife) are rude things as well, but my sister says that he is just joking. The things...
    intellegentme intellegentme 26-30, F Nov 6

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    Well as much as I am a humanist I fear the group. I think that laws were made because at one point in time crimes kept being committed so badly that laws had to be made in order to...
    ultraterrestrial ultraterrestrial 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 6

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