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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 can't stand mine either...I try to be nice to him and he's rude
    imissdnce imissdnce 31-35, F May 3

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    I don't know what it is but maybe it's the fact that my 2 BILs are immature and irresponsible 20year olds!!! I have lived with both and yet they both don't know how to care for...
    emotionalmommy emotionalmommy 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Gosh! She keeps adding my friends on Facebook, she never speak with them or anything! Even my friends doesn't like her. Last time she added my friends on Facebook , she downloaded...
    brigitte2012 brigitte2012 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Update to my in laws wanting to visit our home. My previous story (http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Hate-My-Mother-In-Law/5797843#reply_7961789) occurred on Monday...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 2 Responses May 8

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    My mother in law and sister in law really do the most! I am so fed up of them I wished there was a place I could banish them to, never to be seen again. As indicated in the...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 9 Responses May 7

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    Reference is made to post (http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Hate-My-Mother-In-Law/6693688). Thanks so much for sharing! I looked at the movie today and it made my blood...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I need help! I hate my mother in law! Any time her name is mentioned or I hear her voice I literally feel sick to my stomach! This woman has her hooks into my husband and I do not...
    pissedoff1966 pissedoff1966 46-50, F 4 Responses May 16

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    My mother-in-law and Father-in-law owned 120 acre farm. The barn was pretty fantastic. It was 3 stories with an elevator up the middle. My sister-in-law lived in the older farm...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 3 Responses May 22

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    Have you ever watched the movie; "TOO CLOSE TO HOME?" Judith Light starred in this {TRUE STORY}movie. The Mother in law was so controllive and some media printed that they actually...
    clergy7777 clergy7777 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I came across this post, funny right at the time I have to make this decision. My choice is to move to a town 5 hours from my city life, leave a good job to move into a house with...
    Jackson0422 Jackson0422 36-40, F 4 Responses May 6

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    Today was another day I didn't want to get up. All I wanted was to escape the family I got stuck with because I was stupid enough to believe that my M-I-L would be nice and love me...
    MiserableMama26 MiserableMama26 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I have a MIL who is a very nice woman but annoying! she likes to push for marriage even when I'd told her I don't want to rush. But we are living in sin and have a daughter (she...
    emotionalmommy emotionalmommy 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I've been with my wife for over 10 years, married the past 4. So I know my mother in law. I have never enjoyed being in her presence, as we are quite different. She is loud...
    lymanx lymanx 36-40, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't actually hate my mother in law... I just don't want to see her face so often! She insists on buying these extravagant gifts for our little family (doesn't sound so bad...
    MadelineShasta MadelineShasta 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12

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    My MIL is passive-aggressive, controlling, two-faced, hypocritical, manipulative person. When I first met her, she was wonderful; big personality, loving, and outgoing...Until she...
    NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt 31-35, F 10 Responses May 25

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 5

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    I've come to realize that I don't have any responsibilities concerning her, and that I really shouldn't worry myself about her. I do admit its hard for me to ignore her as my fianc...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F May 25

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    I gave birth to my daughter a year ago so obviously I gained a few pounds and I'm not that kinda person who just loses their baby weight after giving birth (I wish I was though). I...
    Faith89 Faith89 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Have you ever had a moment where it comes back to haunt you? Have you ever had a moment where you felt hurt, and rage at the same time? Have you ever had a moment where you felt...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 5 Responses May 11

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    so guys...first time m writing my experience.. i need to vent...no one is here to hear my problems...i feel like trapped in my marriage...i know i love my dh and he loves me too...
    mimid12 mimid12 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 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 May 4

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    I don't even know where to begin. I got married 3 years ago and only few months into my marriage her true colours started showing. She hates me. She hated me since day one. I haven...
    Faith89 Faith89 26-30, F 3 Responses May 6

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    My evil MIL once asked me, "If my son and I were drowning, and you can only save one person, who would it be?" I responded, "I can't swim, so you're both screwed." Fake laughter...
    NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt 31-35, F 3 Responses May 25

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    A few years ago, at a 4th of July party with family and friends, I decided to treat myself to one of the delightful, mini-cheesecake cups that my MIL made. I don't like using my...
    NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My MIL is currently using emotional blackmail against her son. Saying things such as "We'll be so disappointed if you don't do/aren't at....". Both of my husband's parents know...
    fr0stgirl22 fr0stgirl22 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Before I could slam the door and vanish my MIL pecked on the door today. She brought over a few tattered and dirty paperbacks that she is convinced we will want to read. I have no...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 3 Responses May 23

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    she is nothing but a trouble maker. she had the nerve to make fun of my moms cooking when my mom is an excellent cook and her idea of cooking is opening a can and heating it up .I...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Well, we arent married..yet...but we are in a committed, monogamous relationship. live together and planning on marriage down the road. His mom was super sweet to me at first when...
    bethkins24 bethkins24 46-50, F 3 Responses May 7

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    Okay so if you guys have kept up to date with my stories you know that I've had many many problems with my mother inlaw. well today she pissed me off even more than usual. she's...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 7 Responses May 14

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    I've posted here before about how my husband kids and I stayed with mil and she was totally horrible to us. she would slam things, get mad when I cooked my kids food, go through...
    yesitsme123 yesitsme123 31-35 5 Responses May 22

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    Let me start off with a story first. My soon to be husband had his lower wisdom teeth pulled almost a week ago. So of course he's been in a bit of pain, not much because he's a man...
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F 2 Responses May 24

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    I'm so glad I signed up for this blog--this is the only way I can vent about my evil and manipulative MIL!!! Last November, she called my husband and told him that she has to...
    NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt 31-35, F 5 Responses May 25

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