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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Prostitution should remain illegal for three reasons: 1) countries with legalized/decriminalized prostitution have a greater incidence of sex trafficking than those where...
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    I believe that t shirts, and rolled up sleeves, should be legalized... wait, it's already legal? Never mind. lol in all seriousness though, I don't think gun control laws are the...
    anonyme23 anonyme23 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Can I join this group a several thousand times so it shows up repeatedly on my profile?
    BuryMeAlive BuryMeAlive 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm going through my 2nd pregnancy and it's been difficult compared to my 1st one. It's worse with my mother in law there. She compares her pregnancy with my symptoms. Tells...
    Darkshadows02 Darkshadows02 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am at a loss. My mother in law is the definition of a true monster. She manipulates everyone around her, and if she doesn't get her way she actually throws a fit. Claims to...
    CVanlaere CVanlaere 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    She's coming over in an hour. I'm going to have "the talk". It isn't about sex per se. It's about making love. I love her sooooo much that I ache to show her sometimes. It's...
    BinaryBill BinaryBill 61-65, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    trancexpress trancexpress 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have been dating my fiance for 9 months and were about to get married in May (I'm 19 she's 21 if that makes a difference with the story)..... but I ******* hate her mom. Oh my...
    ambs57 ambs57 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    You've exploited and stolen the music, the moment The magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with The culture was never yours to make better You're Miley, you're Elvis, you're...
    AC1225 AC1225 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    well I drive trucks for a living n my wife worked night shift. so her mom would come and sit with the kids over night. I was able to stop by the house on a run. I went to pick...
    jusreadin jusreadin 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Manners will get you a long ways in life no matter what you are doing. I say thank people any chance they deserve it. Think about it how many times a day dose the dishwasher at a...
    Shadowghost123 Shadowghost123 18-21 a week ago

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    So my husband decides to go out to dinner and his parents friends were there and they were coming to join them .so we get our table and sit down she comes over to say hello and...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F a week ago

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    I'm sorry, but I need to get these feelings of resentment and hatred out of me before I end up doing something very foolish. I hate my mother. I just hate her. I cant stand to be...
    aaron812 aaron812 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    does anyone feel like their (ex /current ) mother in law has destroyed the relationship with their partner? in his shoes I can't imagine being raised by the woman. her and I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 28

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    My husband and I have been married for 7 months, he recently went to Samoa to visit his mother who he has not seen in ten years, he wanted her to live with us and I told him no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 28

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    It's Showtime. T minus....79 minutes. Car has fuel? Check! Student ID? Check! Extra Mitsubishi ink pencils? A new box! Textbook? Yes. Legal dictionary? Study notes? Oh...
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    It's Showtime. T minus....79 minutes. Car has fuel? Check! Student ID? Check! Extra Mitsubishi ink pencils? A new box! Textbook? Yes. Legal dictionary? Study notes? Oh...
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    My mother in law has turned her whole family against me. She told her family that I have psychologically abused her. In her twisted head, she can say and act however she likes...
    Lilyrose456 Lilyrose456 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 28

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    Basically I'm looking for a girl who I am hopelessly in love with, the part that is tricky is that, I have a hard time remembering names, I forgot her name. Also she, last time I...
    TinselCookie607 TinselCookie607 18-21, M Jan 28

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    We are planning a family trip to disney world with her. I don't want her to go to disney world with us but husband does. She complains about everything that my husband and I do he...
    Samllang Samllang 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    We are planning a family trip to disney world with her. I don't want her to go to disney world with us but husband does. She complains about everything that my husband and I do he...
    Samllang Samllang 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 27

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    Open Letter to my daughter.  I keep thinking about how you treated me this past week while we were visiting your brother's house, and I've come to realize you may...
    BrokenHeartedToo BrokenHeartedToo 61-65 Jan 26

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    And here we go with yet another reason to cut all ties with my family. My youngest niece was taking part in the annual Music Festival in the local town hall today, so I took mum...
    Rjb1970 Rjb1970 41-45, M Jan 25

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    I've gotten frustrated with news stories, youtubers, youtube comments, Yahoo comments, friends, Facebook comments, family members, random conversations, or etc. When someone feels...
    brownowleyes brownowleyes 31-35, F Jan 25

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    Pulling the trigger Our marriage is over. Not only could you poke me with a fork, the thing that is being poked is now charcoal. A pneumatic drill couldn't poke it. My husband...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 46-50, F 13 Responses Jan 25

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    My Sin Debt Has Been Paid In Full!Never forget one very important thing. When Jesus died on the cross for your sins, His blood covered your sins not for just that moment, but for...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I just moved out of my old trailer at the beginning of the month. I'd moved there to get away from the college campus housing, and the incessant parties and loud music. The place...
    QuinS QuinS 36-40, T Jan 22

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    I totally agree that we should be entitled to free speech, with the single exception of inciting violence. The whole issue must be kept simple like this as much as possible, or...
    Sofiiamafia Sofiiamafia 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 21

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