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

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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 7 Responses Sep 22, 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 my MIL! She isn't what you would call mean or lazy but she is just so damn annoying! My husband and I have been married for a month and a half but we dated 6 years...
    cdub1990 cdub1990 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    She is an alcoholic, sober 5 yes,severely clinically depressed and bi polar. My husband, son and I have, out of necessitu,lived with her in her basement for 9 months. We're...
    Dinagurv Dinagurv 51-55, F Aug 17

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    I've never had any confrontations with her and I hope that I don't ever have to.
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F Aug 11

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    Not sure she can stand herself.
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F Aug 11

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    Apart for wishing my children the best for their life, my greatest wish (if I ever caught a wish-fish) would be for all young wives or girlfriends not to get a mother in law from...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Hi Guys, I am new to this space and really am anxious on sharing my experience with you buddies on my first day here. So to begin with I would like to give you guys a background...
    troubledDIL2012 troubledDIL2012 22-25, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    An update & advice for those with crazy MILs Hi there, I posted some time back (possibly several years ago now) regarding my absolutely terrible mother-in-law who singlehandedly...
    DustMite DustMite 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    So I have a MIL (mother in law) who loves me and appreciates me only when my father in law is around. Otherwise, she says mean comments, expects me to do all the unsavory chores at...
    Moteanu Moteanu 41-45, F Aug 14

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    Over the past 7 years I have tried to be a good mother in law. For the sake of my son I treated my daughter in law as a daughter. I only offered advice if asked and kept my mouth...
    unme1 unme1 56-60, F Aug 6

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    She came to visit 6wks after our first child was born. I was having postpartum depression and she proceeded to tell me about all the women my husband dated and she thought each...
    Kid50 Kid50 46-50, F 23 hrs ago

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    Hello, i know this may seem random and i hope i don't sound creepy but i really need your advice. I'm 24 and i live in the Philippines. I dislike my future mother in law so much...
    KatieRose88 KatieRose88 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    Hey everyone. Been on this app for awhile now reading everyone's stories about their MIL but never had the courage to post mine. I think it's time. I have four years of problems...
    schmo22 schmo22 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have two daughters in law that are gems, and one soon to be daughter in law, who is probably the worst girl I've ever met in my life. Rude rude, keeps me out of 'their' life, and...
    anothermiltobe anothermiltobe 56-60, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My MIL has been visiting her new online boyfriend in Alaska for the past 7 weeks, and it was like being on vacation while she was gone. Now that she's back, it's like all that rage...
    WorkedtoDeath WorkedtoDeath 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My soon-to-be MIL has never really liked me. My fiancé's brother dated his ex for 4 years. They started dating 3 years before I met my guy. When I entered the family she was very...
    sweetpink16 sweetpink16 18-21, F Aug 5

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    Hey everyone, I just wanted to drop a quick note on here because I’ll be leaving this forum at the end of the month. I’m sure if my MIL pulls a fast one on me or my partner...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    SILs are jealous of the attention i get from hubby, well the hell they cant open their legs and give the happiness i can give to my husband! Stupid inlaws!
    mymami mymami 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I've been struggling with my MIL for years now. For the first few years of our marriage, it was a cold war. For the last four years of our marriage, our relationship has been...
    Meagan85 Meagan85 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    Mil and Sil tactics: When all fails: play the victim I still get vivid flashbacks of the abuse that I have experienced. What I remember is both mil and my sil (husband brother's...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ladies who have anguished over their relationships with their MIL's and spouse-how are you today? I looked over my past stories I wrote on here just to reflect and to see if I had...
    pinterest pinterest 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    A funny side My mil is a graduate housewife, a kind of a woman that is on the verge of extinction. Such women deserve our utmost respect and I mean it. Problems arise when such...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    I’d be interested in seeing some behaviours listed here about common experiences and behaviours in bullet point form, as I think it’s empowering for us to see how we all pretty...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 4 Responses Aug 15

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    Falcon92 Falcon92 22-25, F Aug 10

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    I don't hate my daughter-in-law but I hate her body language which shows irritation at my presence. She thinks I don't notice. I'm an actress and Director so I am trained to...
    monkeypuzzle99 monkeypuzzle99 70+, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My MIL and FIL are so hateful and jealous of my relationship with my husband and step daughter. I really feel like they want me out of the picture even if it means breaking up our...
    amyjo83 amyjo83 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    My in-laws moved in with us almost half a year because they can't afford to rent anymore after deciding to retire early. They now babysit my children, two attend kindergarten one 6...
    Sugaray0212 Sugaray0212 31-35 3 Responses Aug 1

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    BesH404 BesH404 18-21 1 Response Aug 1

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    My son started seeing his now wife about seven years ago. I never liked her from the start. He and I used to be very close and after she came into the picture our relationship was...
    Plava111 Plava111 51-55 3 Responses Aug 15

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    We flirt(ed) all the time in person, we'd hug and sit together and have inside jokes at the back of the bus even though he's 3 years older and it looked slightly weird to all his...
    n4ta1i3 n4ta1i3 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    What can I do? He is my only son and love of my life. She is void - really not there at all. He is smart but I think wants someone dumb. She insists he stop everything he's...
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