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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My father in law has suddenly become extremely passive aggressive and condescending towards me. Whenever we are visiting with him and my mother in law at their home I feel like he...
    LGLlove LGLlove 31-35, F Mar 18

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    My mother-in-law was an RN nurse for around 30 yrs. She let it be know she knew everything about medicine. There were 3 of us daughter-in-laws. MY one sister-in-law had 6 children...
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    I recently married my husband back in 2014, and yes I knew what I was getting myself into when we got married. His mother lives with him, and I total understand she is because she...
    Loveis0 Loveis0 22-25, F Mar 17

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    9 months ago, I moved with my husband to Canada. He asked me to live with his parents for until we find a suitable house for us. Unfortunately, finding a decent house was not as...
    adviseplease adviseplease 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 16

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    omg where to start lol she tells us how to spend money and manage our time together. she lives an hour away but yet we see her once or twice a week my parents live around the...
    ashleynichole25 ashleynichole25 22-25, F Mar 11

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    My mother in law wants me to connect with her. I just want to continue to be nice and chat like we usually do. I don't have to be her best friend or make a connection. As long as...
    fordgirl84 fordgirl84 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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    Hey DIL’s, I know that we are living in the age of information technology; but if you aren’t on good terms with your in laws, do not add them to your social media accounts. If...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    My MIL was always in on any deal having to deal with money. We bought a used truck. A real cherry. It had highway tires on it so we needed to change them out. MIL comes over and...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Long ago I wrote this title is not totally right for what I feel but let it be, because it is not entirely wrong. I feel the urge to post a new episode of where are we now with my...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 1 day ago

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    Why is it that my MIL seems to think that everything she does is right when she can be completely wrong.
    BLK8WDW BLK8WDW 26-30, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate my in-laws.I dont know if anyone has had this experience with there in-laws.Before they became my in laws my spouse parents use to be really nice.I was just girlfriend at...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 2 days ago

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    My sister in law just gets on my nerves, she's 22 im 19 she can't hold a job she dropped out of college, she just constantly uses me. I always give her rides everywhere, for her...
    jcmpmx jcmpmx 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Can you say Narcissist? Yep, That's my DIL! She's out of control! I know there are difficult MIL's in the world, but there's a stereotype that says it's always mom's fault. Guess...
    mommaof4boys mommaof4boys 51-55 Mar 1

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    flutterby1979 flutterby1979 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    Throughout the nearly twenty years that she has been married to my brother, this woman has sought only to try making me feel less than. The subject of my lesser status hasn't...
    ultrasquirrel ultrasquirrel 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    My mother in law has been staying with UA going on 4 years now. I had a big falling out with her last year around this same time. Ahw sneaks and have private cobveraation a with...
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    I am currently trying to accept that I do indeed have a narcissistic mother. She is the engulfing type, and always has been,which I think is why it's hard to admit that she wasn't...
    Tywyn1024 Tywyn1024 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    It's been almost 2 years since I've seen or talked to my mother. Our relationship was never good. I needed to put on makeup, lose weight, find a better job, better boyfriend, etc...
    kayfivee kayfivee 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    To all who understand and to all that never will. Here is a poem for all the women who live with this invisible pain. I am tired of being your rag doll. I have spread myself far...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Mar 4

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    Especially when these people are close to you, be it friends, or in-laws. In my case its the ol' bad in-law story. I've fallen in love with a very good man and he's in love with me...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    The Law of Volunteering" The Law of Volunteering" If you dance with a grizzly bear, you had better let him lead. "The Law of Avoiding Oversell" When putting cheese in a mousetrap...
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    makailafish makailafish 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    I had my 2 daughters pregnant and my daughter-in-law (with my first grand girl!). Sad news that one of my daughters lost her child early. Her consolation was that they never heard...
    elsieme elsieme 61-65, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses Mar 2

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    sami1998 sami1998 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    I'm 14. Now, there aren't many things that a 14 year old can actually do to change things. I have had this ambition to make a difference and to help people for a while and that's...
    sfairy27 sfairy27 13-15, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    PYWACKET PYWACKET 61-65, M 10 Responses Mar 21

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    shewolfforever14 shewolfforever14 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    CALLING ALL PRAYER WARRIORS!!! This is an update on my father-in-law. He definitely needs our prayers. God CAN DO what man cannot do! He finally got an appt at Moffitt to see...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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