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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 a week ago

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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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    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 1 day 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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    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 4 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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    The lady does nothing but lay on her couch( bed) and watches tv bums cigarettes and snores lately I've been very distant from my family in order to keep from irritating myself from...
    Whodidimarry Whodidimarry 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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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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    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 2 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 4 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    When I got pregnant at 17 my then boyfriend forced to live in their house which was a hell cause his father is an alcoholic dickhead. I've tried many times to leave my husband but...
    alivia25 alivia25 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I need to rant or I'm going to beat the s**t out of this women!! It's a complete and total mystery to me how someone can be so fake and two faced. Honestly, she knows I hate her...
    Karinamichele Karinamichele 18-21, F Apr 8

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    "I hope they cannot see the limitless potential, living inside of me, to murder everything. I hope they cannot see; I am the great destroyer." - Trent Reznor (The Great Destroyer...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I find it particularly difficult to hide my aggravation at work and with my in-laws!
    HappyOnTheInside HappyOnTheInside 22-25, F Apr 8

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    Totally confused .. I'm in love with my sil n can't focus on my own family life
    Vickyvicky1605 Vickyvicky1605 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I can't be the only guy in the world with a thing for his wife's older sister. Similar to my wife but forbidden factor c'mon it's too much. Will never happen but that is what the...
    MrGerry MrGerry 26-30, M 2 days ago