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

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am a very open person, and you usually have to literally be trying to get on my bad side in order to do it... My Mother-in-Law manages it spectacularly. I have never met such a...
    gladmadhatter gladmadhatter 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It all started when I started dating my now husband about 15years ago. My sister in law didn't want her brother with anyone unless she had say in who it was. Well when she didn't...
    laidbackgirl laidbackgirl 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    So sister in law and her family just arrived from Jamaica and our house is already a mess! Our daughter will be sleeping with us . Two of sister in law's kid are staying at my son...
    Curlyhairsheila Curlyhairsheila 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    She's a two face B**ch! And a gold digger. Can't stand her.
    INeedMore INeedMore 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I've been sharing a room with my sister in law because my husband is away and she keeps stealing from me. My money, my tampons, my underwear, my socks, she goes through my storage...
    mariekassie12 mariekassie12 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My BIL is truly a piece of work. He thinks because he's Ivy League trained, he's above everyone. He (and my MIL) have no respect for people- they say whatever they want without...
    UpsetNAlone UpsetNAlone 31-35, F Apr 6

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    My mother in law is something serious. I cannot tell if she is truly nuts or .. just crazy jealous, clingy, selfish, and extremely rude... Well first of all before I met her my...
    dayrinp dayrinp 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I have the mother in law from hell! Thankfully we do not have contact with her! I can't stand her. It was years of hell dealing with her and having to listen to her constant...
    funsnowgal funsnowgal 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    My husband and I went on holiday for two weeks. It was lovely, and we both had a really good time. However, the second we landed on home ground, his mother starts calling my...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    My mother in law is the most miserable pesto I have ever met. The hardest part is we live with her for the time being. She will live with us for another 2 years while she and her...
    jrobinson81 jrobinson81 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    One day my husband took his mom to a doctor's appointment. When he took her back home, to his sister's house where she had been living for six months, most of her belongings were...
    Lumps1love Lumps1love 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    My despise my mother in law experience is bit of a backwards situation, in no way is she mean to me or is she that "evil" woman most wives complain of - in fact she is the complete...
    mittengirl mittengirl 26-30, F Mar 28

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    I do, I hate my mother in law. The feelings are mutual. She hates me ofcourse has from the get go. I could dismiss the fact that she hates me as I do return the gesture and frankly...
    Happiegurl Happiegurl 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    I absolutely hate living with my mother in law!!! My husband is stuck on living with her because she is a widow and doesn't want to leave her alone... Ever. It is driving me crazy...
    balshi balshi 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    The relationship with my MIL has always been ok. She's been nice, but 'cool'. To me, she's socially awkward and often unaware of rude comments. ANYWAY- I just had a baby a few...
    SmellyPug17 SmellyPug17 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    My boyfriend's mother "thinks" she hates me. I write "thinks" because I suspect it is not me she hates. She has hated every women her son has been with. She has been the cause of...
    pipadm pipadm 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    My mil and fil just moved about 45 minutes away from us. Before they lived about 5 or 6 hours away. Before they moved my fil answered the phone when I called to talk to mil one day...
    Jpgirlie Jpgirlie 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    So my husbands parents have always been weird to me. One because they are not happy together and didn't even really raise my husband and they are rude and clingy. So even before we...
    mad4maddie mad4maddie 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    My Year 2013 with MIL FILs death meant that we saw MIL a lot now all of a sudden, which was a change as usually I go near her maybe three times a year. In January of 2013My...
    AwayFromHer AwayFromHer 36-40 Mar 29

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    2014 with MIL so far, At the start of the year, MIL is now calling relatives and friends a lot with messages about not being alive much longer. End of January she is now doing...
    AwayFromHer AwayFromHer 36-40 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Why do these things happen, I mean why do we end up "hating" our mils? It may sound weird, but we are to blame a great deal. We let it happen. This does not remove the guilt of our...
    stellera stellera 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Today I have comfort-ate roughly my own body weight in chocolate and now feel very sick, thanks to a MIL induced fight with my BF. She affects his mood so badly, to the point...
    MyBackTeethAreSick MyBackTeethAreSick 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Help! I have to go visit with my MIL this weekend and I am dreading it. My MIL was great at first when we first got together and even for a few months after we were married about...
    geolbt geolbt 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 8

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    I have never hated anyone in my life. My MIL I DO hate she has destroyed my marriage with get son her golden child . I am 45, he is 63, she is 86. Her son divorced his wife 30...
    sueoneil sueoneil 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    She insists I did not hug her when she came to visit about a month and a half ago. I remember this specifically because I thought, "do I have to hug her? If I don't, she'll make a...
    greencoffeecup greencoffeecup 26-30, F Apr 3

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    I am here to vent. If you read this, I thank you. I will get right down to it. I hate my mil. I have been married for 5 years. I have a son by someone else. A ex boyfriend from...
    jammin02 jammin02 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    why cant my mil realize that once she married off her son she has to let go??? she just called my husbands dr to get his results from test that he took. I CAN TAKE CARE OF HIM. HE...
    bluma bluma 22-25, F Mar 26

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    well like i said i do try but yeah she always find anyway to be negative about my parenting when i am actually doing a good job at it. even the smallest things like for example...
    Benae Benae 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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    I wanted to take a moment to reflect on a common theme I see on this forum and I have lived it myself. #1 – We find the person we want to spend our life with #2 – Things go...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 6 Responses Mar 28

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    Reading all the stories here I know my MIL is not the worst around but boy she can be annoying... and I'm only 1 month into my marriage. She is nice but her endless, unsolicited on...
    honestlymem honestlymem 26-30 1 Response Apr 3

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    Hey everyone! So I need someone to talk to. Here we go..... I can't stand my good for nothing sister in law. My husband is away in Afghanistan and I moved in with his family...
    mariekassie12 mariekassie12 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I believe my in laws have hated me from day one! My brother in law started it all with rumors he spread before I even met my mother and father in law. Now it streams from my father...
    Lo2011 Lo2011 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hi, I'm visiting to India after 7 years. My side family is happy but my husband's side family is making excuses not me to visit India . My sister in law said that if you stay at my...
    pakkman pakkman 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    Or like when they say they are going to do something and don't do it, or vice versa. My mother in law has this problem and it annoys the crap out of me. She's always complaining to...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F Mar 25

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    I know they say to forgive and forget, but, I find it really hard to forgive people who knowingly do things that are wrong, meanwhile, playing the innocent role. These people will...
    NeedMoreSunnyDays NeedMoreSunnyDays 41-45 Mar 31

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    To people that don't really know her--my SIL is an absolute delight! That's probably why she doesn't have very many friends...beside the point. My hubs and I have been married...
    karmacatcher87 karmacatcher87 26-30, F Apr 1

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    I hate my sister in law because as long as I've been with my boyfriend, she is sick and sits at home. At first, she had some rare tropical disease and for 2 years she sat at home...
    PancakesLover PancakesLover 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I am 26 weeks pregnant and I moved in with my partner who is staying with his older brother, this was because I couldn't continue working anymore as I have severe pregnancy signs...
    Boitymelo Boitymelo 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    What to do? My in-laws are ruining my marriage. Long story short, I didn't find out how toxic and dysfunctional they were until my daughter was 6 months old. While my husband...
    KaceyKosher KaceyKosher 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have got married 6 months back . My husband mostly talks abt his father who doesn't help me or my husband either physically or financially he has rented house in his native , he...
    vidh vidh 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Update on my sister in law from hell Even after recently my fiancé loosing his mum, the sister is saying she isn't going to our wedding Mmmm reasons she hasn't given one, I...
    bertiewednesday bertiewednesday 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 27

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