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I Don't Like My In Laws

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    Low Woman On Totem Pole

    My in laws are strange, I don't hate them, I just don't care for them.  My biggest pet peeve about them is the gift giving at Christmas and birthdays.  I would go out of my way to shop for them -MIL, FIL, SIL(2) and nieces(2) specifically for things they would like.  What do I...
    pizza59 pizza59 51-55 1 Response Oct 16, 2011

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    His Family Is Wack!

    My husband's side of the family is more than just dysfunctional! They play favorites and tear down my husband for all his short comings. It's disgusting. My own mother in law didn't even say she loved my husband! Can you believe it's taking that ***** over 1 YEAR to get me some...
    iluvunot iluvunot 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2009

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    It's not that I don't like them exactly (and

    they aren't even in laws yet, but it's going to happen soon). It's just that they're constantly in our business and they blow things WAY out of proportion and constantly want my girlfriend to leave me and come back "home"... Like last night her Aunt was here, and she and I...
    imal0serbabyx imal0serbabyx 22-25, F Mar 19

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    inlawcasting inlawcasting 31-35 1 Response Oct 11, 2010

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    you ever look at some of your in-laws

    and think...what the hell did I get myself into? yes these thoughts occur at least weekly....
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    My in-laws moved in with us almost half a year

    because they can't afford to rent anymore after deciding to retire early. They now babysit my children, two attend kindergarten one 6 months old. In return, we will provide for them, pay their health insurance, pension and $400 salary which they asked for. My husband and I work...
    Sugaray0212 Sugaray0212 31-35 2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    I Go To My In Laws' Every Sunday, Yuck

    I go to my in laws' every sunday for the so-called family dinner. I have never developed the sense of belonging that I am part of this family. I want no family like this. They are loud, say harsh things... ... totally different from my family. They don't throw away things...
    mindparking mindparking 41-45, F May 13, 2013

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    inlawcasting inlawcasting 31-35 Oct 6, 2010

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    TheNikkiClark TheNikkiClark 22-25, F Mar 29, 2011

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    Okay so my in laws and I don't get along!

    They are sneaky, deceptive, fake, and the list could go on and on One example out of many is when I was in the hospital having my child they called the department of children and family services on me saying I would be a bad mother (I got that cleared and had DCFS tell me...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

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    Mother-in-law Problem Fix

    When I married my husband 29yrs ago my mother-in-law did not like me at all.  You see, I was raised in a small country town and he in a city.  She did things very differently than I did.  I had good manners and had social graces and knew which fork to use and how...
    Jane1 Jane1 56-60 2 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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    My Inlaws Are Very Stand Off-ish

    FIRST OF ALL WERE A GAY COUPLE IM 26 AND HE IS 36 , SO NATURALLY HIS ENTIRE FAMILY IS OLDER THAN MY FAMILY, THEY ARE CHURCH GOING,  CHIOR DIRECTORS , OLD SOUTHERN BLACK PEOPLE . MY FAMILY IS PUERTO RICAN FROM PR RAISED IN NYC!  WHILE HES BEEN IN RELATIONSHIPS WITH GUYS BEFORE...
    mrbkank1985 mrbkank1985 26-30 May 16, 2012

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    When Will I Get Over This..

    When my husband and i first got together, we didn't have any problems either with his family or mine; they liked me; i liked them; they always gave joe a hard time, never letting him use the phone; never letting him see me in which his only choice was to ride his bike to see me...
    Braysmama0630 Braysmama0630 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20, 2009

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    Living In The Same Town As My "in-laws"

    I'm not totally sure why they don't like me, I assume it was when I jumped all over them for getting into mine and my hubby's relationship yrs ago.. They constantly used to come over and tell us how to live our lives and how to run our relationships, etc. I just had enough of it...
    beccap23 beccap23 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    Not Quite, Yet, Though.

    We're not married yet, but planning on it. So, I know I'm going to have to deal with these people forever and I'm not sure if that thrills me. At first, I really liked everyone. Then, I got to know them well by spending way more time around them. I really, really like my...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F Mar 12, 2011

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    I have absolutely selfish in laws my husband

    was adopted by his aunt as his mother was married into the same family as her older sister. My mother in laws sister was not in acceptance of us marrying each other and made the whole family boycott are marriage. 3 years hence I have an on and off relationship which is purely...
    vitzc vitzc 31-35, F Apr 20, 2014

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    I really hate spending time with my husbands

    mother and sister . They come across as very superficial, and I literally feel exhausted from trying to make conversations with them. Has anyone heard the song "Let Me Take a Selfie"? Let's just put it this way... I hear the song and immediately the faces of my fabulous in laws...
    Ajbean Ajbean 22-25, F Apr 6, 2014

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    I Don't

        they are not my real in laws . they are my girlfriends parents . but same thing . i don't like my inlaws because they are so mean to my girlfriend.  her mom will slap my girlfriend for no reason . i think that is wrong . you need to treat her better . like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 10, 2009

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    I'll answer it but I don't like it. People who know me know that I prefer they call before they come over. People who don't know me seldom get through my front door.
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    I don't like any feelings they hurt too much...
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    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    They scare me. I don't like the masses of people that a crowd is...
    flowahead flowahead 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I constantly have dreams of going to the dentist and all my teeth fall out. I don't like people all up in my grill, or my mouth.
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Especially when these people are close to you, be it friends, or in-laws. In my case its the ol' bad in-law story. I've fallen in love with a very good man and he's in love with me...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I draw, that is my talent. I draw whenever I have free time. I learned how to multitask so that I could just draw anytime. I also bring my Sketchpad anywhere we go, It calms me...
    ZairinChan ZairinChan 13-15 Mar 7

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    I don't mean people wanting to talk or "cyber" All that's cool, but come on don't be a perv. Don't be disrespectful and disgusting. Don't jump right into it and start sending me d...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I hate it when my bf feels the need to hide his true self to me. I wonder why? It is painful. I respect privacy but if you feel there's something that should be left unsaid maybe...
    lkmlkmlkm lkmlkmlkm 26-30, F Mar 3

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    i always want to know the truth straight up no matter how much it's gonna hurt . i have noticed how so many people lie and don't even care about it . they don't feel bad for lying...
    OccultumLapidem OccultumLapidem 22-25, M Mar 6

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    i always want to know the truth straight up no matter how much it's gonna hurt . i have noticed how so many people lie and don't even care about it . they don't feel bad for lying...
    OccultumLapidem OccultumLapidem 22-25, M Mar 6

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    taurusboi23 taurusboi23 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 7

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    TheHeartOfALovingSoul TheHeartOfALovingSoul 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    I'm close with a few people in my life. I'm not anti social or anything like that, I just can't afford to get close to people. When I meet someone, I analyze and observe. I size...
    MajesticMia MajesticMia 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I like a few kids who are well behaved, more laidback, and easygoing. Ones who don't constantly give back talk and they can be taken in public, know how to clean up after their...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I have friends and family who are gay or lesbian and I love them to death :) At times I fear for them when it comes to homophobic people. Like one time at my second oldest brother...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    So for Christmas my husband bought me tickets to see Garth brooks which I'm super excited about. Today is the concert and we are staying overnight in Detroit we went up early to do...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    Honor me by accepting all my flaws and my beliefs. For all my weaknesses and strengths. For all that I am as an individual human being. Sometimes People dislike me for no...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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