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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 34 People

    I Solved the Problem

    I moved 3500 miles away. Yes, it's a bit extreme, but it worked.
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F 7 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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    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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    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 2 Responses 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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    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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    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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    Efoile Efoile 22-25, M Nov 30

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    I find it so hard to understand women. In general. Especially when you're not attracted to them at all. One tries to keep a distance and let things work out with , we'll , work...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Hi again! This is the only place I can vent. Sorry if its overload. Well in my previous post, my mooching mother in law moved in for the second time in 2 years. She is driving me...
    sadlillian sadlillian 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 8

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    As I have written here a while ago, all this experience I earned dealing with my mil and consequently with my husband as her "product" is unwilling, but something I can´t avoid...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 22

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    (no we are not married, and dont know if i want be because of her mother) I do not know where to begin, I have been with this girl for 3 years. her mother is very controlling over...
    countryboyhyde countryboyhyde 18-21, M 6 Responses Dec 13

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    Hello my friends! I wanted to pop in and see how everyone is doing. I have been taking a break from complaining about MIL (I only ever vented here but it had become a daily haunt...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 1 Response Dec 6

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    She's such a ***** to me. Can't wait to put her in a home
    jussme91 jussme91 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    I can't really say that I hate her. I really dislike her. Which is sad because I use to love her. I have defended her from my own husband. Hell, I even named my kid after her. I...
    princessjess32 princessjess32 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is so hard to write. Maybe I should start by saying it's me again. So like I have said in posts before it's been almost two years now that we have talked to MIL. Even tho her...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Hi.. I was reading through the posts here and realized that I am not the only one who is being driven crazy by the MIL. Indian DIL, or "Bahu" as we call it here, thats what I am...
    ruks789 ruks789 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I can say without a doubt my soon to be ex husbands mother is Satan's spawn. She is the most vindictive cruel self righteous demon seed I have ever met. Because my daughter did...
    tamdd tamdd 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well, hate is a strong word but very much dislike is more like it. This is the second time in 2 years she has had to move in with us for financial reasons. My partner and I...
    sadlillian sadlillian 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    Today I saw a link to a (Dutch) news article on Facebook and I found the discussion below it absolutely unbelievable. The article stated the following: --- A 61 years old man was...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M Nov 30

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    She is being very irritating. Yesterday she told my kids they can decorate the christmas tree with her and she did it last night after they fell asleep and this morning they all...
    princessjess32 princessjess32 31-35, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Recently my mother in law moved in with me. It was not a planned move. She has mental problems, and other health issues, and my husband and I knew that she could not live alone...
    CCM13 CCM13 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    This story begins more than two decades before I met my future husband. My MIL and FIL received an inheritance of a sort early. They used the money to buy my future husband's...
    NoNameUSA NoNameUSA 41-45 Dec 12

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    Okay so my in laws and I don't get along! They are sneaky, deceptive, fake, and the list could go on and on One example out of many is when I was in the hospital having my...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Christmas: I spend all morning rifling through pants and tee shirts, only to decide on a dress with a sweater over it. My make-up is a big process, which includes considering how...
    karrotkace karrotkace 16-17, F Dec 8

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    I recently lost a brother in law who was a Milwaukee cop at one time in his life. He retired as a cop in his own home town. I must say I always disliked him as he always had a...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 56-60, F Dec 12

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    Before getting married I heard the rumors about sister-in-laws and I have experienced it. My husband and I got married 8 months ago. So my husband donated a kidney to his sister...
    JustBubbles JustBubbles 22-25, F Dec 8

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    In a week, I will be visiting my In-Laws, practicing the fine art of biting my tongue and picking my fights. Find your zen place, breathe, let it go, yes, your FIL is a racist...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well at the end of July my mother in law moved in, and was told she would be helping, well no such luck. Our sex life and intimacy has only gotten worse. I feel more like a...
    Fotoman Fotoman 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Not always. But even though the first three of us are adults and our youngest an older adolescent, things still can get tense very quickly when forbid it, family events put us all...
    morea morea 22-25, F Nov 27

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    Anthony1604hzs1 Anthony1604hzs1 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    She Walked Away Whether She Admits Or Not- It is a complicated matter but my father traveled with my sibling and myself back to his homeland very young. To our mother he said it...
    Izaakhs Izaakhs 22-25, M Dec 14

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    She Walked Away Whether She Admits Or Not- It is a complicated matter but my father traveled with my sibling and myself back to his homeland very young. To our mother he said it...
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    I had never thought growing up that things would play out this way. My family has always had problems, but what family doesn't? My brother has had schizophrenia for the last 5...
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    My mother has been bashing my in laws to my ten year old daughter. She denies it when asked, but my daughter has no reason to make up these crazy questions and statements. My...
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