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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hi, yes , correct, I'm here to rant about my sister in law because I really can't stand her anymore. She's currently living with my parents and I, because they couldn't afford a...
    Lucyfire Lucyfire 18-21 1 Response Jan 7

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    I haven't written anything in the past few months but today is the last day before we start a new year. Let's see...it's been more than a year and seven months since I moved into...
    destinii3 destinii3 31-35, F Dec 31, 2014

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    Strictly speaking she's not my mother in law, but she is the paternal grandmother of my son. There are so many stories that I could tell but I think I will start with this one and...
    SarcasticCommentLoading SarcasticCommentLoading 22-25, F Jan 3

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    My mother in law moved in with us from across the country at the drop of a hat. She has not a penny to her name, although now she works part time and still has no money to...
    daydreamr611 daydreamr611 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I have no idea what to do!!! My now husband have been together for 5 years. We just got married in October. I have had problems with my MIL off/on the whole time we've been...
    redhead8 redhead8 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I unfortunately live with my mil. have been for at least 4 years. when I moved it wasn't something I wanted to do but I was pregnant and already had a daughter. my husband is an...
    toirenee3 toirenee3 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have seen and heard from a lot of people that once you have children your MIL becomes worse. Even talking about her makes me so angry. I've never had one person make me so mad...
    redhead8 redhead8 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 14

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    ok ok maybe hates a little strong but sometimes I severely want to punch her. I may be young bug I can give birth just fine. its not her kids she needs to back off. I have to do...
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    The Lady is being such a weirdo today. When the kids woke up she got mad and stomped to the tv and turned up the volume really loud. i heard her banging around and my son told me...
    princessjess32 princessjess32 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Update on my MIL: If you remember my story from a while back, I have an update that I'm sure you will all find a little bit funny yet sad. Well, after my MIL made me feel like...
    curlyhairedgirl curlyhairedgirl 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    That's it! She does evil things. And how must an experience be 25 characters before you can post. I'm a short and sweet kinda person. There... 214 something characters.
    VeniceTheMenice VeniceTheMenice 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    My wife is probably the worst daughter-in-law any mother-in-law can get. I am from India. Please refer to my earlier stories. After much pressure from my wife and advice of my...
    wsing wsing 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    ugh! i have to live with her!!! i can't stand her. she is dumb and she is completely useless and always tries to point out my flaws to my husband. i hate living with her. if i...
    paloma21 paloma21 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Everything started when I was in eighth grade, in gym class. There were three girls who thought that every guy in the class was supposed to crawl to them, only to get their hearts...
    gay4ever gay4ever 16-17, M Dec 31, 2014

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    My father in law is someone who is considered very wealthy (worth 8 figures). He has been very generous to me and my husband - he paid for our wedding and gave us money for our...
    Hunnie4u Hunnie4u 31-35, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I've never done anything wrong I just can't love up to who they wanted their son to be with! The wanted him to be with my bestfriend and constantly compare me to her saying how...
    Beccybell Beccybell 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know what to do, if I say anything I'll upset my husband. To start it all off my MIL is a very entitled person, she barely works so doesn't have a lot of money - by...
    ClaireOneBelt ClaireOneBelt 31-35, F Jan 5

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    This summer I get to spend 2weeks with my father in law alone working on his business plan and seeing the sites where he lives. 2 werks alone ... let the f*cking and s*cking begin...
    Oralqueen4you Oralqueen4you 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    My husband is a drug addict. I sent him away on the 29th Dec as he was very abusive and violent. I keep thinking that my husband might die. And I keep thinking of me crying at the...
    Warriorbutterfly Warriorbutterfly 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    God forgive me, I cannot stand my fil. I am glad to have found this site, so that I can spout off and get it off my chest to another human being. He is chauvinistic and a religious...
    cooperfish cooperfish 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I've been married to my husband for 7 years. We both have had our ups and downs and like most our marriage is far from perfect. I never really had a problem with my SIL, SMIL, or...
    hm3mac hm3mac 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Ive written about my BIL before, ladies I have a dilemma and I need some advice. Recently was ACTUALLY invited to her commitment ceremony with her SO. That has surprised the hell...
    foreverholding foreverholding 31-35, F Jan 19

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    I have been with my now husband for 16 yrs. In the beginning of our relationship about a month after meeting my husband's sister she came to my house with him so that she could...
    sjsmith38 sjsmith38 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    Update on my father-in-law: He has been home from the hospital 2 wks today. He has gotten his staples out. He has gotten his feeding tube out. He is healing from the jaw cancer...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I want to hear the relation between the son-in-law & his mother- in law
    hniranjan hniranjan 46-50, M Jan 16

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    I don't always feel this way, infact I am pretty easy going. If a plan changes I make a new one. It's when I hit a dead end in plans that frustrates me. Take today for instance. It...
    Nennie86 Nennie86 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I grew up, like most of you, not knowing that my "normal" was not normal. I was really raised by my grandmother, who taught me what real love and affection was. She died when I...
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