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I Can't Stand My Intrusive Mother-in-law

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    Kills With Kindness

     I sit here now sort of at a loss.  I am about 5 months pregnant and have found that my desire to let another woman tell me how to run my life has finally hit my last nerve. My husband and I have been married now almost 3 years, but we have been together almost 7...
    rouixbly rouixbly 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2010

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    Mollifying the Obstreperous Mother-in-law

    After so many fights with my husband over his domineering and intrusive mother-in-law and even practicing the strategies suggested by my therapist (to no avail), I knew I had to come up with a new set of strategies to reclaim my turf. Author Gabrielle Garner and I have...
    DiplomaticDragonSlayer DiplomaticDragonSlayer 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2007

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    M-i-l Won't Accept Daughter From Previous Relationship

    I have been married 11 years and to this day I still have endless unresolved issues with my M-I-L. I'd like to first say that I have a daughter from a previous relationship and four children with my current husband. The four children are treated like treasures by my in-laws..they...
    Odyssy920 Odyssy920 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2012

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    Mil Issues

    Sometimes I think I'm just crazy. When I met my MIL, she was ok, friendly. While my hubby and I dated I would take her shopping, lunch, etc. with him or just her and I when he was working out of town. Then came the wedding. She had us take her to multiple stores to find a dress...
    tldittmer04 tldittmer04 41-45 1 Response Nov 21, 2010

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    I Need Some Space!!

    My husband and I met when we were 15 and have been together ever since. Our relationship was great; we were best friends. He and his mother didn't get along, he couldn't even stand to hear her voice and we never saw his parents because of the way she acts. Here are a few examples...
    hrpuffinstuff13 hrpuffinstuff13 31-35 1 Response Apr 20, 2011

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    Hurt

    I'm fighting back tears today because I don't know what I've done to cause my so called mother-in-law to dislike me so much.  It is very hurtful. I have been living with Jeff for 8 years and lately, usually when we're fighting about something, it has come out that he has...
    JACON JACON 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    Intrusive Mother In Law Called On the Carpet...

    I have been Married for Two years. I have known my Husband for Three. We absolutely started out as everyone else. Experiencing each other in a great sense of joy. Til I met the other woman. The Mother. First impression she had of me was competition. My Husband was...
    CindyL CindyL 41-45 5 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    I Solved the Problem

    I moved 3500 miles away. Yes, it's a bit extreme, but it worked.
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 22, 2007

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    I Cant Stand My In Laws!!

    My in laws get on my nerves!!!!!! They are so over protective of my husband its ridiculous!! They treat him like he is still a child !!! I love my husband and I completely respect his parents but they get on my nerves !! I don't care if no one reads this but i just need to rant...
    emmiillyy27 emmiillyy27 18-21 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    The Other Woman In My Marriage

    Dont really know where to start but i have just realised i cant stand my mother inlaw and her interfering attitude. My mil is very attached to her son, she want s to know every single thing happening in our life, for every fall out i have with my hubby, he picks up the phone and...
    babylove01 babylove01 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    We own a duplex and my mother in law lives on one side and my husband and I love on the other side...need I say more ? Help I'm not happy and it's been like this for 15 years.. No...
    goingcrazy33 goingcrazy33 51-55, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    You hear about mothers-in-law that aren't friendly or a little jealous that their baby boy is all grown-up, and I personally would love to have a mother-in-law like that! But noo...
    AnneMarie2245 AnneMarie2245 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The ABC's for Mothers in Laws (those of sons with a negative aura)Acknowledge and accept that your son is married, you may not like his choice but it’s his decision.Be...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I can't stand my mil, where do I start, we got along before I had my first son 2 and half years ago,the thing that really annoyed back then was her youngest son,there is a 10 year...
    jrg777 jrg777 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    My mother-in-law had a farm. She pretty much forced all the grandkids to be in 4-H. There was a lot of work to prepare for the County Fair in that area. The kids had to shovel...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Well not my mother in law, my boyfriends mother. I'm 19 and he's 21. I've been dating her son for 3 years now and she has not bothered to get to know me once. I've seen her...
    christinazulon christinazulon 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I'm coming to terms that my relationship with my mother in law will never be good. She has said a lot of hurtful things to me and has done enough things to end up in jail several...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    My husband loves me we have 1 daughter but My mother inlaw always jealous of me she always conpet with me specially in cooking....My Sister Inlaw All of them !! They hate me...
    Romechan Romechan 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    my mother in law lives with us, because my husband fears for her health and safety. She is an alcoholic and spends every moment off work, drinking and smoking cigarettes. I take...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Im so glad to have found a place to vent! I am so bitter against my MIL. Long story short: In the beginning of my marriage (5 yrs now) I treated my MIL as I do my mother. We were...
    zamlee zamlee 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    12 things I observed about my in laws: 1. Inability to recognize and accept change in family relations and dynamics. Your son/brother has new priorities; his wife has taken the...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    Hi, I hope others have some advice or comments. Hi, I hope others have comments or advice for me. Okay so let me give a general picture of my life. I’m in college I do online...
    Newmommy24 Newmommy24 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Conversation with CIL This post is a follow up to EP Link I changed all names for privacy reasons but left the conversation in tact. This was via Whatsapp: 9:32, 2014/4/2 - You...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    She favors her first born. Overtly. It's disgusting. Next in monster-in-law's hierarchy of favoritism are the baby-makers. Then comes her only single child (age 35) who has to be...
    andie2007 andie2007 41-45, F 15 hrs ago

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    There's no way in this life time I will ever have a good relationship with my MiL. This woman is an utterly spoilt brat, age does not improve her. Two weeks after I married her...
    Purplelady2 Purplelady2 61-65, F Feb 11

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    She's so vapid. Like honestly, she's the most vapid person I have ever met. You can't hold a conversation with her, which is probably why her calls only last 5 minutes or less. She...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I am so tired of her living with us!!!!! She is not a bad woman, she just truly annoys me. I feel guilty for my feelings, but I can't help it. I want to have my house organized and...
    mindfullwithall mindfullwithall 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Hello. It looks like not many have posted recently but I truly need to vent and get some insight. I am Hispanic and my fiancé is Indian. His family is from Gujarat, India. We...
    latinaRN latinaRN 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    MIL thinks I should go to work, take care of kids, clean the house, drive children everywhere, etc without the husbands help. like hell no. I need husbands help. luckily my...
    AngelicInnocence92 AngelicInnocence92 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Counting down! 12 weeks to go!!! Woo hoo!!! My husband, son, and I are finally preparing to move out of our apartment leaving his mother behind as we return back to our home state...
    zamlee zamlee 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 14

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    She's Irresistible We came to visit Amber's mom Scarlett because we haven't see her an a while. We arrived at the front door. Knocking a couple times. It seemed like no one was...
    IVMBLVCKBEVRD IVMBLVCKBEVRD 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    Even when she tries to help she makes a bigger mess and more work than there would have been had she minded her own business. Keep having talks with the hubby about it, and his...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    Need Help As i am attracted to big women,My MIL is perfect depiction of my fantecy,as i know her since my childhood as they were our close relatives,my marriage also have some...
    royelmonarch royelmonarch 26-30, M Feb 9

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    Need Help As i am attracted to big women,My MIL is perfect depiction of my fantecy,as i know her since my childhood as they were our close relatives,my marriage also have some...
    royelmonarch royelmonarch 26-30, M Feb 9

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    Need Help As i am attracted to big women,My MIL is perfect depiction of my fantecy,as i know her since my childhood as they were our close relatives,my marriage also have some...
    royelmonarch royelmonarch 26-30, M Feb 9

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    Need Help As i am attracted to big women,My MIL is perfect depiction of my fantecy,as i know her since my childhood as they were our close relatives,my marriage also have some...
    royelmonarch royelmonarch 26-30, M Feb 9

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    Today, 5 years ago was the day that my sister in law showed her true colors when she walked into the hospital room and announced her self to everyone as" THE SISTER!" ( side note...
    DisowningSIL DisowningSIL 51-55 1 Response Feb 17

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    I want to fix YOU! I want to wipe her existence from your mind. I am the one who is here every day, loving you, living with you, I'm real! She is a ghost, a fantasy of your...
    BNOChick BNOChick 41-45, F Jan 30

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    My bro and wife are high school sweethearts. they're 6 years older than me and I live with them while I attend university. it sucks. I have no where else to live for such an...
    opethdude23 opethdude23 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    It has been over five years now, and has taken me this long to come close to accepting it. I just don't get it though. Let me explain. About five years ago I was under lots of...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 13

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    I want to marry my sister in law but can never since I'm married to her sister
    sjgn sjgn 22-25, M Feb 9

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    my SIL and I have the same name (only spelled differently Kristina is mine. hers is Christina) and same middle name. however after I got married, I now have the same last name...
    AngelicInnocence92 AngelicInnocence92 22-25, F Feb 4

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    Just got a long email from my SIL today. Just telling me how her life has been behind the scenes. It always gives me a bit of a thrill to have this secret friend. I carefully...
    Alston76 Alston76 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I've been married to my husband for 7 years. We both have had our ups and downs and like most our marriage is far from perfect. I never really had a problem with my SIL, SMIL, or...
    hm3mac hm3mac 26-30, F Jan 28

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    That time I came out of hospital on Christmas Eve with our firstborn Etty said and he'd gone and taken the Christmas money from my brother-in-law and said I had said he could have...
    ThatCaterGirl ThatCaterGirl 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    The most intense feeling of freedom I have ever felt. There's a wood behind my mother in laws house and I decided to go for a walk by myself wasn't planning anything except a bit...
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F 17 Responses Feb 5

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