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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 34 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Sep 22, 2007

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Me and my boyfriend of 9 years have been living with my boyfriends parents because of the economy and the fact that he has helped his family financially in the past, bringing down...
    Anonymous8712 Anonymous8712 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    because of my MIL... both of us quit from our job and move abroad along with our 3yo girl. I don't hate her... but if I live more longer around her then for sure I will hate her...
    tina178 tina178 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I want to scream. I'm going through so much right now in my life and the woman is right there pestering me the whole entire way. I try to explain the damage she is causing and she...
    kimy1234 kimy1234 22-25 Nov 13

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    I was reminiscing about the terrible years after my partners father passed away and his mother became even more horrible and I thought I would share some of my experiences. It...
    freeatlast83 freeatlast83 31-35, F Nov 4

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    MY mother-in-law feels she has to rule all her daughter-in-laws lives. We have a family cabin on a river which is pretty primitive. No running water or electric. On Mother's Day...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I just recently joined EP, i am new to all of this, so bear with me..i do not care for social media, have never had a facebook page etc...having said that, I am desperate for...
    Neuronurse Neuronurse 41-45, F Nov 8

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    My mother in-law is not the brightest crayon in the box. She decided to refinance her house but didn't do the proper research before she got suckered into some BS that ended up...
    Virgogirl915 Virgogirl915 41-45, F Oct 27

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    I dont care for the description of this topic.... I really dont hate her, but i desperately need advice & right now I am willing to get advice from anyone...there is no question...
    Neuronurse Neuronurse 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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    Oh I hate, loath, despise my mother in law! I can say that with clarity, and I know I will never change that. She is the most selfish woman I have ever met. I know when I first...
    ohsoverytired ohsoverytired 36-40, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I HATE my Mother in Law. Yes it's me again :D What can I say I can't get enough of bitching about this evil woman. Anyways; I was on Facebook and had to log onto an old account to...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 1

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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 1 day ago

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    Where do I begin??? My MIL plays favorites when it comes to her sons. Not only does she treat my husband like crap, like he is not even hers, she plays favorites to her...
    QuestionsMarksx47 QuestionsMarksx47 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I don't hate her, but she is very irritating. She is very loud, argumentative, and the sound of her manly voice grates on my nerves. She does more talking than listening. For...
    melhgriff melhgriff 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 9

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    The Double Bind When I look back I feel Mil set me up for failure. I was trapped in a double bind. In simple terms double bind means: damned if you do, damned if you don't, and...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    I don't know what to do.....my husband and I have been married 4 years. we have one son together and he has a son from a previous marriage. this woman takes any chance she can to...
    shortness07 shortness07 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    Hello All, I have been married for two years. My MIL has five children and my husband is her youngest son. She lives with us. She is very manipulative. I have been a guest in my...
    SmritiP SmritiP 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 10

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    A while ago, at my beginning on this site I wrote I don´t really hate her. This word will always be too heavy for me. And this is the best revenge I can make: I love. I don´t...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 25

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    While it's comforting to know I'm not alone, I still feel as though I need to be validated with how I feel towards my MIL. I've confided in girlfriends about my MIL issues, but...
    lolasmama lolasmama 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    She is such a trouble maker I ran into her at the food store with my son she didnt see us so we figured we would be nice and beep and wave well big mistake she walks over to the...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    He's not my brother-in-law yet but he will be. I cannot stand him! He is rude and inconsiderate. He is stupid. He treats his mother and brother like ****. I just can't stand it. I...
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    This is a venting session, to stop me from loosing my mind. I have been a model daughter in law for the past ten years ( but I don't profess to b perfect), only to be controlled by...
    fleezz fleezz 41-45, M Oct 29

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    I am a man in my 40s, married with a 12-year-old girl who is my wife's from a previous marriage. Now, 6 years later, I am so sad, miserable, and angry I am considering leaving. The...
    annon3101 annon3101 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    My brother in law is rude towards me. I think that the things he says to my 26yr old sister(his wife) are rude things as well, but my sister says that he is just joking. The things...
    intellegentme intellegentme 26-30, F Nov 6

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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 7 hrs ago

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    I need some advice on how to cope with my father in law. My wife does not get along with her mother because she cannot see any way to enjoy her time with her so limits her...
    AlwaysCravingMusic AlwaysCravingMusic 31-35, M Oct 26

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    Ok, I need to share this story! First time I heard about law of attraction, I thought it was pretty bogus, twisted believe, which although very positive way of looking at the world...
    monty1212 monty1212 26-30, F Nov 11

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    I don't like the idea of people having bad thoughts about me, but at the same time, mine are probably worse. I have a very judging nature, which is something I'm neither proud not...
    ToujoursElmo7 ToujoursElmo7 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 3

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    In not a huge fan of anyone. But I hate ppl who take advantage of other ppl. Therefore I like how Rihanna has become her own boss, and for that matter I have huge respect for...
    Tasha15Girl Tasha15Girl 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    I married the nicest guy in the world. I mean it. He is a dream guy to have for any girl. I am every girl's envy. Every single guy who wants to hit on me or thinks off, gets to...
    confusedhelp311 confusedhelp311 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    Useful Vocab. DS/DB/DC Dear sister/brother/cousin DH/DW Darling Hubby/Wife DGD darling grand daughter/ DGS darling grandson DS darling son/DD darling daughter ACON – Adult Child...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 28

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    I am not close to my blood relatives at all. My parents had trouble encouraging me as a child, and the restrictions they put on me due to their fear makes me believe that they don...
    Sapphire89 Sapphire89 22-25 1 Response Oct 27

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    Let me start with a letter I wrote to "D" just tonight, and set the stage for where this tumultuous last 3 weeks has already put me... "I hope u can understand why I am writing...
    peachesftw0320 peachesftw0320 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm 16, and have been living with my mother and my boyfriend and his dad for about a year and a half now.But, for the most part, just know I'm safe and okay besides all this. My...
    Tarahkins Tarahkins 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    PYWACKET PYWACKET 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    Have you found yourself with a court case and not sure how to find the right attorney. Maybe you're friends don't have experience with this specific type of case, and they don't...
    neinsteinassociates neinsteinassociates 26-30, M Oct 30

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    But it is. Everyday I wake up I think about my past. I can't move forward mentally. My brain is so consumed with my past self (childhood). I experienced so many trials as a kid...
    forestchild forestchild 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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