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I Can't Stand My Mother-in-law

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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...
    diregu8434 diregu8434 46-50 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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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...
    shelby01 shelby01 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    Tips for MIL Mind your own business. If we thought that it might improve your well-being in some way to know how we spend every second of our lives, we would let you know. Stop...
    FroggleBoggle FroggleBoggle 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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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...
    fluffymrskitty fluffymrskitty 36-40, F Jan 21, 2013

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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...
    ritzybelle ritzybelle 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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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...
    Ericaelizabeth88 Ericaelizabeth88 18-21 3 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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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...
    ajawhite ajawhite 26-30 1 Response Nov 2, 2012

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    Angry - My mother in law has three children, my husband is the oldest, next is his sister, and next is his brother.  My husband used to be her favorite and she used to throw money...
    angrydebra angrydebra 26-30 1 Response Dec 1, 2011

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    I Cant Stand My Mil!!!! - I cant stand and her but i cant stand when she wants to spend time with my kids even more. I know it sounds bad but i dont feel like she likes to be a...
    ClassySass ClassySass 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    Can't Stand Her - Shes almost my mother in law, My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost five years and we are planning on getting married. His mother hates me. I can't stand...
    Karenself Karenself 18-21 1 Response Aug 17, 2011

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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...
    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...
    bumblebee2 bumblebee2 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 26, 2008

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    Smelly House - I need to vent. My soon to be mother in laws house smells. When you go in MIL house the stench of the house gets on your clothes and in your hair and skin. Looks...
    machinejolt machinejolt 26-30 3 Responses Sep 25, 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...
    Bvloml Bvloml 22-25 1 Response Jun 2, 2012

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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...
    Surfacedroid Surfacedroid 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2012

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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...
    sweetandsoursauce sweetandsoursauce 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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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...
    troubleiveseen troubleiveseen 26-30 5 Responses Aug 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...
    uninspiredname123 uninspiredname123 22-25 1 Response Sep 3, 2012

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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...
    RealMetalFan RealMetalFan 22-25 11 Responses Aug 7, 2009

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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...
    becmad becmad 26-30 Mar 14, 2013

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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...
    sevencirclesofhell sevencirclesofhell 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    The Joys Of A Monster In Law... - Now where to begin! It's not as bad as others but it's still painful! Once upon a time I met a guy and he became my boyfriend... Then I met his...
    Argh89 Argh89 22-25 2 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    I Would Like To Remodel Her Face - -My husband and I bought a house with a inground pool. My MIL had an above ground pool which she immediately took apart and threw away, telling...
    panchanmicro panchanmicro 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2012

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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...
    kimmiey3 kimmiey3 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2007

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    Living Our Big Adult Life... With His Mother. - I have nothing against her, at least i didnt, but my mother in law keeps pushing my buttons and i am ready to b*tch slap her!!!! I...
    czemommy czemommy 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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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...
    sehall sehall 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2013

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    I Hate My Il Too - I am so glad that I found so many other ppl around the globe that is facing the same problem that I did which is my mother in law and I could understand the...
    socrazy socrazy 26-30 2 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    I Cant Take It Any More. - shes in her 50s. she has a 25 year old daughter 22 year old son which is my bf/bbys dad, and a 8 year old son. i can start off by saying that i feel as...
    rrubyz rrubyz 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2010

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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...
    newmama2012 newmama2012 22-25 1 Response Mar 28, 2012

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    Tv Company Looking For People!!!! - My name is Jack and I work for a production company based in London called Fever Media. We are currently looking for families for a NON...
    JackBrownbill1986 JackBrownbill1986 22-25, M Oct 1, 2012

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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...
    MichaelTorkelsen MichaelTorkelsen 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 17, 2013

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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...
    Notsosure123 Notsosure123 31-35, M Nov 4, 2013

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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...
    HomeSick1984 HomeSick1984 26-30, F 5 Responses May 13, 2011

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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...
    kImBeRlY23 kImBeRlY23 22-25, F 5 Responses May 3, 2011

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    I Can't Take It Anymore - My first MIL Marie pasted away 5 years ago, and not only was she one of my best friends, she was like a mother to me. After my ex and I split up, we...
    TinytifferCA TinytifferCA 26-30, F Oct 17, 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...
    ashant56 ashant56 26-30 4 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    Dont Know What To Do?! - I feel like my life is going down. I been with my husband for 4 years and have a 2 year old son, for two years we were leaving with them they were a pain...
    ilovemyson1 ilovemyson1 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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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...
    Michelle0605 Michelle0605 36-40 5 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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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...
    nell70 nell70 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    I Don't Know What Do Anymore - so me and my hubby have been married for 6 years we have been together for 8 years. at frist my mother in law was very good to me it seem she like me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 21, 2012

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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...
    shedrivesmenuts shedrivesmenuts 26-30, F Jan 28

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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...
    sehall sehall 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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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...
    joyfulness87 joyfulness87 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2011

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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...
    shalimar shalimar 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2007

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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...
    guavachick guavachick 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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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...
    uninspiredname123 uninspiredname123 22-25 3 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    My Mil Is A Real ***** - I have been with my husband for 9 years. Married for 3. We are a mixed race couple. His mother has never excepted me. It started out as her not letting us...
    Ari23 Ari23 18-21, F Oct 26, 2012

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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...
    Hollykay Hollykay 31-35 3 Responses May 12, 2008

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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...
    Thebadwolfrose Thebadwolfrose 18-21, F Jan 27, 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...
    bellamami bellamami 18-21, F 11 Responses Feb 3, 2010

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    My Mother And Sister In Law Are Gold-diggers... - I'm not exactly the richest person on earth, but with all the crisis and stuff my parents really thrive and succeed even when...
    stormrider91 stormrider91 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2012

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