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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I can't stand mine either...I try to be nice to him and he's rude
    imissdnce imissdnce 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    My sister in law is one of those people who don't understand the difference between, "can you clean the bathroom, please?" and "oh my gosh, why do you have to be such a slob? don't...
    AdrienneMorrisa AdrienneMorrisa 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    My brother in law is such a ******... some days I just want to smear dog **** on his face. He Always finds ways to **** me off. One of these fine days I might just nail him to the...
    ruthlessbitch13 ruthlessbitch13 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    So yesterday was Easter...I hope you all had a good day despite having to be around your MIL's. I guess I got lucky and mine, who we are even living with, left the house at around...
    LGLlove LGLlove 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    i just joined this site today because I was looking online for information about narcissistic personality disorder and found this site. I do not know much about this disorder but...
    lacyworkman lacyworkman 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    Today my feelings about my mother in law went from "I can't stand her" to "I hate her!" I went to Home Depot today with my best friend for 45 minutes (total time out of the house...
    LGLlove LGLlove 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 18

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    Her smile is always genuine. Her words are full of sincerity. Kind, welcoming and positive. She is amazing as a parent and like a best friend to her husband. She has ways I want to...
    redfairy16 redfairy16 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    UPDATE: ugh, I should've just listened to everyone on here telling me to leave the situation alone. one of my BIL's came to visit Sunday afternoon. we get along great. in the midst...
    audamom audamom 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 15

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    When was the last time you felt like the deepest part of your soul was in a tug-of-war? When was the last time you felt excited, yet sad? Angry, yet compassionate? Relaxed, but...
    IRealizedVienna IRealizedVienna 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Thumbing through the pages of my fantasies. Pushing all the mercy down down down. I hate my mother in law. The first day I met her, she and her sister were screaming in my face...
    individualfreedom individualfreedom 26-30 2 Responses Apr 21

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    I am very lucky I have a wonderful mother in law. I couldn't hope for a better one. We get on great she has not had much luck with relationships in her life so she's very pleased...
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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    She's stealing from my home! To elaborate, I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years, I've never liked his mother in law. She's 50 in perfect health, lives in a single wide trailer...
    Worleybirdie Worleybirdie 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    i I don't hate her I just can't stand her sometimes!!! I bump heads with her daily its exhausting. we think so differently and I think we both hate to be wrong so in discussions...
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Update: After going no contact for over a year, now mil wants me to include her in my life. I lived with her for two years, and she made my life a living hell. She psychologically...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 8

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    I need advice. I think my mother In law already wants his son to die. Coz he always say that maybe I will get married again if his son will die. I can't imagine she was saying that...
    Andrea0328 Andrea0328 36-40, F Apr 22

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    I have been with my boyfriend for 4 years we're soul mates. my problem is my disgusting mother in law!!! she doesnt have a partner and shes so jealous of me and her son. She is...
    jbecker1990 jbecker1990 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm here on my couch stressed wanting to cry holding on to an anger that i really want to let go of but have no one to talk to, and I can't run as i wish to do because I'm 7mths...
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I know what that's like. I have a monster for a Mil. She is firstly a catholic fanatic that hates everybody that doesn't fit her ideal Irish Catholic "must think" like she does...
    anonymous1536 anonymous1536 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    This is the most insecure woman on the planet. She wants to control everything without having done any research or planning and absolutely loses her mind when she's ignored or...
    JaxyBaine JaxyBaine 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know what to do. I have to sit down and have a talk with my MIL, FIL, and fiance in a day or two. Why? Because she wants to tell me some "concerns" she has with me and my...
    IRealizedVienna IRealizedVienna 18-21, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    My future MIL has the biggest victim complex and is the biggest hypocrite I've ever met. On top of that, she is crazy bipolar; totally normal one minute then screaming and cussing...
    SonyaHazel SonyaHazel 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    So, I have been getting more into crochet as a hobby. I wanted to make something more substantial. So, I thought why not a baby blanket? I found a pattern I could make in 3 hours...
    galaxygurl galaxygurl 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    I hate it when she buts in my discussions with my daughter I try so hard to desipline her my way but the lady comes and freaking tells her the opposite!!!! I am so pissed off right...
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Boyfriend and I are pretty serious, almost 5 years together now, lived together most of that time. MIL has been sending him links to condos, asking his likes and dislikes, not sure...
    Labiatae Labiatae 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My fiance and myself have been seeing each other for right at 5 years, everything is great.. Except his devil mother. I don't know how to deal with her, she's very outspoken and...
    Savannahw70 Savannahw70 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 19

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    One time when my MIL was living with us - I planned on cooking my meat dish. It takes like 4 hours of prep time to get that dish all together. Cognac is one of the ingredients...
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    So recently I have done all I know to do to make this mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship work. I am well rooted in church and trying to do right and I want a good...
    HerworstEnemy HerworstEnemy 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    My in laws are staying here for a couple of weeks before going back home. And my father in law is driving me crazy. He has a hoarding issue and is bringing it into our lives. He...
    d0rkb0mb d0rkb0mb 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Ok so I said I would detail this, so I will..........Where to begin He met some ugly fat 11 years older chick whom supposedly he imprenated the same day he met her, basically. I...
    individualfreedom individualfreedom 26-30 Apr 21

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    caraccaa caraccaa 26-30, F Apr 7

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    to be out in the sun. wprking in the yard as the sun warms my skin and my soul. bird singing and the hummm of lawn mowers all around.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 10

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    Need music.. Keeps me alive, there's a song for every mood & love how it lifts u if your feeling blue.. Just cranked up music in my car & sung like never before.. It's the law to...
    Eternity2000 Eternity2000 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 17

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