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I Can't Stand My Mother-in-law

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    Don't Know What To Do Here

    There are so many times I feel I should be a decent human being and weigh that up against being driven up the wall by my mother-in-law. My wife feels the same way, but here's the deal. My mother-in-law has a tragic story behind her. She is living with us at the moment, and she...
    MichaelTorkelsen MichaelTorkelsen 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 17, 2013

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    I Live In What Feels Like A Boarding House

    Due to the fun US economy and a previous agreement between my husband and his parents, I have to live with my in laws. But its not just mommy and daddy, no, I live with mommy dearest's entire side of the family. Including us, there's nine people and two cats that live in a brick...
    Thebadwolfrose Thebadwolfrose 18-21, F Jan 27, 2013

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    My History With Monster In Law... I Should'Ve Heeded The Warning Signs

    I really struggle with my mother in law. I hope you're in for an entertaining (albeit long) story. POINT #1 - FIRST WARNING SIGNS I've been with my husband since February of 2007. We started dating and I met his mother within a month of the beginning. He had just moved across...
    sehall sehall 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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    My Mother In Law.......and Family

    Now i understand a mother wants to help their child but come on. I have been with my boyfriend for three years and when i come around she acts like i have no knowledge whats so ever! Everything i say is like its wrong unless im agreeing with her.His whole family really does that...
    newmama2012 newmama2012 22-25 1 Response Mar 28, 2012

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    I had to follow their “Advise,

    ” because my wife would not do anything that would contradict their wishes. a) Living on a budget, I attempted to teach my wife how to manage the household finances, so that she may learn to spend accordingly to our budget. However, she stressed out, drank tequila, cried the...
    Poitiers5 Poitiers5 26-30, M Jun 25

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    I Need A Mother's Perspective...

    I would like a mother's perspective... I love to cook. I've been cooking from a very young age and I delight in trying difficult recipes and teaching myself new skills. My knowledge seems to surpass that of other people my age. My mother-in-law has four boys and no girls. She...
    uninspiredname123 uninspiredname123 22-25 3 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    Mother I Law Doesnt Like Me Much

    Truthfully I have no problem with her but she can't stand me, she thinks I'm not good enough for her daughter, yet she's been with my for over 11 years. Isn't it time for he to just stop abusing me every time she gets my wife alone. My wife has free will she says she loves me...
    Notsosure123 Notsosure123 31-35, M Nov 4, 2013

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    My MIL is from HELL. God help me.

    My MIL is the worst. She's nosey as hell. Unfortunately my husband and I have to live with his parents for the moment for reasons. She comes in our room when ever she wants to. She'll come home from her job and the first thing she'll do is open our room door and just walk right...
    bellamami bellamami 18-21, F 11 Responses Feb 3, 2010

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    She Blows Me.

    My mother in law gets on my nerves every single day. She moved in with us last month and since then she does nothing but nag! She is great with my kids but she always has to pit her two cents in about how we raise OUR kids!!! The house is never clean enough for her but she...
    ajawhite ajawhite 26-30 1 Response Nov 2, 2012

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    Am divorced and feel

    so lonely I feel I can not get over it I still love my x n he refuse to even listen to z reasons lead to this n I want to pass it n be strong n ignore him like he do am very sad n I do not know from where to start :(
    Alicedreams Alicedreams 26-30, F Jul 17

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    Don't even know where to begin

    when it comes to with my MIL she is in a class of her own when it comes to a evil person, Seriously! She wrote me off from the very moment she meet me. I was 18 and my husband was 21 at the time. We dated for year in half before we got married. Out of the month or so maybe of us...
    2mommy85 2mommy85 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    She Is Just Stupid.......

    OK, mine is clearly not as bad as some of the other ones on here but still i can't stand her and need to vent.......This woman is a ******* moron. She is an attention whoring, ignorant, self absorbed idiot....i would love for there to be just one day i don't have to look at her...
    HomeSick1984 HomeSick1984 26-30, F 8 Responses May 13, 2011

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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 just turns the whole thing into a pitty party for herself. I have never met a more self righteous person in my life. I wish so bad I...
    kimy1234 kimy1234 22-25 Nov 13

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    Does anyone else have a mil

    that says rude things to you then laughs and if you get hurt they act like they're the victim? If so how do you react? Sometimes I think I should ignore her and other times I think I should say something...but then I'd be playing her game. Like the other day when I said I was...
    nicolasan77 nicolasan77 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 21

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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 forever.
    tina178 tina178 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    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 his credit. I moved in within a couple of months dating because we felt pushed because of my mother. My mother would not let me talk to him and she...
    Anonymous8712 Anonymous8712 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    I Am Furious....but Should I Be?

    My husband is a farmer. He was a bachelor for 36 years. We married a year and a half ago and I moved from town to his farm. He lives in a house next door to his mom's. Now his dad died several years ago and he is doing all the farm work and taking care of things for his mom. His...
    Michelle0605 Michelle0605 36-40 5 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    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 bigoted jerk in my entire life. She is completely rude and unstable. She is controlling, and treats my wife like an idiot...
    gladmadhatter gladmadhatter 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 20

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    I began dating my wife in October 2012

    and met my in-laws in November of that year. My father in law is a celebrity in Mexico and Internationally. The family of my wife while we were dating was extremely nice and good to me. As a result of this, I was convinced that she would be my wife and I proposed to her five...
    Poitiers5 Poitiers5 26-30, M Jun 25

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    One Crazy Lady Let Me Tell You

    My mother in-law is a nut case!! I couldn't even sit here all day to tell you all the things she has done to me. It's endless. The worst things she has done to me and my husband are she kicked us out of her house when I was 2 months pregnant with our first daughter and I was...
    kImBeRlY23 kImBeRlY23 22-25, F 5 Responses May 3, 2011

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    Mil Requested Her Son To Bring Her Along Everywhere We Go. Damn

    Guys, i wonder if i am the only one that have this kind of experience. Usually my husband and i work till late night.. around 7-8.. He would occasionally( once every 2 weeks or so ) come to my work place to fetch me off work and we head out for dinner, than during every weekend...
    sweetandsoursauce sweetandsoursauce 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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    MIL Is A Bully Or Rude?

    Ok, since my last story (which was a b**** fit) was written out of emotion, I have a new story. Now that I have had a few days since our last encounter with my MIL I can write while making some sense.  Let’s catch up on the location situation: We move back, closer to my in...
    becmad becmad 26-30 Mar 14, 2013

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    Another Day a Nother Grumble..

    I am so glad I found this place! This morning put me over the edge - so I found myself typing "I hate my mother-in-law" into the google search...and found this forum! I have just got to let this out.... She is your worst nightmare. Spiteful, mean, delusional...
    kimmiey3 kimmiey3 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2007

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    We are not yet married.

    ..I'm thinking we will wait until she eats herself into a coma. She is manipulative and childish! Full disclosure my future Father-in-law is great, not sure why he is with her. They lived in Arkansas but have recently moved up here to be closer to the kids and help us out. They...
    shedrivesmenuts shedrivesmenuts 26-30, F Jan 28

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    My Mother-in-law "Told Me Off"

    Oh, these stories sound all too familiar. I have one from the first dinner I ever cooked my mother-in-law. She's a very dominant type, also defensive, insecure, you know, all the "fun" stuff She's from a different country. Her country is beautiful, and people there are...
    Hollykay Hollykay 31-35 3 Responses May 12, 2008

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    Mother In Law Competes With Me And Is Extremely Catty

    My mother in law gets on my last nerve sometimes. She makes condescending comments, tries to compete with me for the attention of her son, and also competes with my mother over who is the best grandma. When we were planning our wedding, she would make rude comments about how...
    troubleiveseen troubleiveseen 26-30 5 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    If I Speak My Mind I'm A B****, If I Stay Quiet, I'm Rude..,

    Yeah, the title explains it all with my monster in law... Control freak... Rude... Annoying... I feel like I have to 'walk on egg shells' around this woman constantly. If I talk, it's rude to her if I'm quiet, it's rude to her... Ugh.. I really cannot stand her anymore after 3...
    Bvloml Bvloml 22-25 1 Response Jun 2, 2012

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    Just One Little Story of Many About the Drama-Queen MIL

    (We used to live with my husband's parents, not anymore!) The first year living at my Husband's parents' house, for Thanksgiving, I was given the honor of making the desserts.  So I set out to find the "best" pumpkin pie recipe online. A couple of weeks before Thanksgiving, I...
    uninspiredname123 uninspiredname123 22-25 1 Response Sep 3, 2012

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    Are All South Asian Mothers Chained To Their Sons' A$#?

    Married to a Sri Lankan and his mom is driving me crazy. For our wedding she went out and bought all kinds of decorative centre peices without my consent.. I had to tell her several times that I wanted my own centre peices before she got the message, then she finally returned...
    ashant56 ashant56 26-30 4 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    Codependent Sloppy Disgusting MIL

    My MIL, who lives with us because she feels she is too (too good) old to work (62), volunteered to help with the baby. We've actually had more drama than help with her, its very frustrating. To make the story short, she lost her job, and is now dead weight on us. We take care of...
    sevencirclesofhell sevencirclesofhell 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    It's My Fault Right?

    Don't even get me started on my mother-in-law! I hope you have a lot of time, go get yourself something to eat, use the restroom, because you'll be here for a while if you plan to read this whole thing. I've never seen anyone as in denial as this woman is.   Let me start by...
    RealMetalFan RealMetalFan 22-25 11 Responses Aug 7, 2009

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    She's An Idiot.

    My mother in law is socially inept.  She talks with her mouth full, chews with her mouth open, she's a chronic interupter, and laughs inappropriatly.  My contempt for her is continuing to grow.  I don't know what to do about it because I realize that it's not...
    bunnylajoya bunnylajoya 31-35, F 10 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    I Want to Shout!

    We are living with my in-laws. Not for long, I hope. We are both waiting for a job and as soon as I get it I'll rush out this door and never look back. I'm sick and tired of being her maid! She's lazy, selfish, she never goes out of the house and she's only 50! She never cleans...
    shalimar shalimar 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2007

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    Never Hated Someone Before Her!

    So, my DH and I are newly married and his delusional mother can't seem to accept that as she is still determined to set him back up with his ex-girlfriend from high school (we are 28 years old)!  She is a certifiable witch and a huge pain-in-the-***.  She invites this...
    x70zutg4if x70zutg4if 26-30 8 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    My Mother-in-law Is Killing Me

    For the past year and 8 months my mother-in-law has drove me crazy. She's calls the house numerous times a day. My husband has to always answer the phone if he hears it ring(sometimes I turn the ringer off, just for sanity sake)) He babies her too much and gives in to her whims...
    bumblebee2 bumblebee2 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 26, 2008

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    I am in a divorce process z reason is my

    horrible mum in law, the story starts when me n my husband decided to marry she was against that marraige n she humiliated me in her house telling me I would never accept u bec u r from a different level then she attended z wedding n she stopped talking to my husband for 3 years...
    Alicedreams Alicedreams 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    Catty B*tchy Cat Lady

    My MIL is a real piece of work. She grew up in a household with servants and was very spoiled. She was pretty when younger and very petite. This resulted in her becoming vain, selfish and unable to clean up after herself. Her house is filthy & reeks of cat p*ss and cat food...
    fluffymrskitty fluffymrskitty 36-40, F Jan 21, 2013

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    Grandmother From Hell

    OK, I just posted a LONG rant a few days ago and just was reintroduced to another thing about her that just irks the heck out of me. Characters: Michelle - Mother in Law Ian - Husband Krista - Sister in Law Jakey - Nephew (Son of Krista) Me - Public Enemy Numero Uno If you...
    sehall sehall 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2013

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    My husband's mother is very nosy.

    She always feels the need to have to know everything, especially anything dealing with his finances. About a year ago he got into a car accident, and she just HAD to be in the middle of all the legal work. He has a busy work schedule so couldn't take care of much of it, and he...
    ambershirey101 ambershirey101 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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    I Can't Deal With Her!!

    My MIL used to be my best friend... Now we are rivals... She thinks she is doing the best for her son, and instead is dragging him deeper! He is an alcoholic and is trying to stop... Until his mom starts telling him that one won't hurt! Then he starts again!
    ritzybelle ritzybelle 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    She's Getting Worse All The Time

    I have been married to my husband for 19 years. We are a military family, so thankfully we have never had to live anywhere near my MIL. Kudos to those of you who keep it together while living in close proximity to yours. My mother-in-law is a nightmare. She had 4 children in 5...
    diregu8434 diregu8434 46-50 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    Mother In Law Living In.

    Just over 3 years ago now my husband and I bought our first home. We have 2 children, a girl who just turned 10 and a boy who just turned 6. My MIL who is about to turn 66 has been in failing health or that's what she believes for many years now. Her youngest son who is in his...
    nell70 nell70 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    I can't stand my MIL!

    She isn't what you would call mean or lazy but she is just so damn annoying! My husband and I have been married for a month and a half but we dated 6 years before getting married. I didn't really know or talk to my in laws before about 3.5 years into the relationship. To be...
    cdub1990 cdub1990 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    First Visit

    So my mother in law came to visit for the first time since my husband I moved to Phoenix.....She annoyed me so bad, I wanted to put her out and change her flight to an earlier on.She cleaned up my house which I appreciated but she cleaned my room and bathroom as if I was nasty.My...
    joyfulness87 joyfulness87 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2011

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    Love? Hate? Can't Decide...

    I'm my husband's second wife, and his mother has a great relationship with his ex. We're getting along better these days, but she tends to be very critical and takes little "jabs" whether she's aware of it or not. Once, I let the dishes air dry (heaven forbid), and she told me...
    guavachick guavachick 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    My husband's mother was in the military all her

    life and she wants to treat her family like soldiers. She's a big drama queen and she's always got some squirrel running around in her brain. She's forever calling my husband up and putting him down. Just out of the blue, she gets in these old bad moods and needs to take it out...
    Misty42 Misty42 41-45, F May 25

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    My Mother-in-law Is a Pain

    Pain in the butt mother-in-law I just received a degree in a profession that I really do love, when I first decided to go after this degree my mother-in-law in the most annoying voice you could possibly speak in says to me "what can you do with that degree"? as to down...
    shelby01 shelby01 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    She's Just Immature

    My soon to be mother in law seems to believe that having a Facebook page gives her the right to act like a high school drama queen. A while ago I posted my thoughts on friends who over share their political thoughts, friends who use my page to talk crap on other people, and...
    Ericaelizabeth88 Ericaelizabeth88 18-21 3 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    I have had enough with her lies!

    !! Telling everyone That I break into her house and turn her ac down to 50! Stealing from me and then having the nerve to lie about it! Accusing me of things behind my back and never talking when I try to confront her, runs Into her room like a scared cat! Last night she was...
    ttce123 ttce123 18-21, F Jul 8

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    Yea Who Name Shall Not Be Mentioned

    Trying to cope with a neurotic MIL who my husband can not even stand. I only listen to his unhappy remarks about mother and try my best not to comment or add to the conversation. She has done some fairly damaging accusations towards me after our wedding. When the dust finally...
    Surfacedroid Surfacedroid 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2012

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