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I Hate My Mother In Law

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    I am a nature lover. I love watching couples in

    the animal kingdom, so heart warming. I live in Canada and I have a pair of northern cardinals who come to my feeder every evening to have a quiet meal together. Never once have I seen a MIL hanging around squawking at them. Maybe that's why they appear so content. Wishing you...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I suffered from a miscarriage last year.

    My husband and I had been emotionally low the whole year - a lot of expectations built up etc. Two days ago my MIL and FIL arrive to "help" us out during our trying times. First day, I cook up a storm as I am very thankful that they are here to help. After a sumptuous lunch, MIL...
    anniehaydon anniehaydon 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 16

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    I have really been trying to push my

    frusterations with her aside for the sake of my daughter having a decent relationship with her, but today just really reminded me of all the reasons she will never change and is only focused on herself. She has babysat for us 3 times now. Each time has proven to me that she...
    thejoneses thejoneses 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    I have a question. . Do you feel like marriage

    as an institution is to blame at any level for this kind of stuff happening? And I promise everyone faithfully that I seek genuine, honest answers. Note: I am not married.
    webstumbler webstumbler 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 6

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    Just a word of encouragement

    for all of you tortured souls. My husband broke his leg this summer. Mild fracture but laid up for a while. His mother came bleating to my door. I was very kind. Let her visit him by going to the bedroom window and talking to him through that. Best part of it. Husband found it...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    New Insight

    It’s so easy to blame. I can now connect the dots between the aggravating passive aggressive behaviour I see in my partner, and his mom. While his mom was here I was packed up ready to split. But now I have had some space and time to reflect - this is where I have come out: #1...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 3 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    My Mother In Law Is Crazy.really!

    I have always thought my mil was nuts, shes annoying and repetitive and generally doesnt make any sence. she drives me mad. things recently got worse, we had to stay at her home for a month while contruction on our new house was completed, I just had a baby 6 weeks ago, and had...
    dizzy dizzy 26-30, F 28 Responses Mar 29, 2007

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    Not Even 6 Months Married....

    My husband and I were married 5 months ago.  We have known each other for 6 years now and lived together for 3 before getting married.  I have always had problems with my mother in law and have tried my best to overcome them, however, since we have been married it has...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 5, 2007

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    I just really need to let this out.

    When I first met my S/O, my relationship with his family was great (for the first few weeks). I went to a concert with his mother, got along well with both of his parents, and everything seemed normal. MIL claimed she loved me and that I was amazing! I had a few red flags...
    blamegame91 blamegame91 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I sometimes blame menopause

    for my MIL erratic behavior, but I believe she's just crazy. My father in law and her are divorced for a century now. He really gets anxiety from any interaction with her. Recently my she's been borrowing my mans car. (she doesn't have a job so I have no idea why, she is 50 and...
    Worleybirdie Worleybirdie 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    The Day My Mother In Law Cut My Daughters Hair

    My dghter had a beautiful head of blond curls.  But while I was at work my monster in law cut my 3 year olds hair for no apparent reason.  She cut her hair without asking anyone.  And to be more mean she waited till my father in law was out with my son where he...
    curls curls 26-30, F 83 Responses Jun 9, 2007

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    I posted a couple of days ago about my mother

    in law. Last night she started complaining about how I'm a bad wife. That I don't cook him 3 meals a day and that he's starving. Nothing I've not heard before so I just said ok and tried to be calm. I also don't "dress up" for him enough either. Told me I need to lose the weight...
    MoonLightwolf18 MoonLightwolf18 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 10

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    Yesterday my mother in law incessantly kept

    giving me annoying passive aggressive advice, and I told her (loudly and very annoyed) to please stop because I am an adult and KNOW how to do things. She told me that the would rather that I slapped her in the face than to yell at her like that and she was shocked and appalled...
    xinderellah xinderellah 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    my husbands car messed up

    and he had no one else to call to get to work besides his mother. she k locked at the door and my blood boiled! she did not come in but my kids heard her voice and ran outside super excited and then I got really mad at them once they came inside. I apologized and realize they...
    yesitsme123 yesitsme123 31-35 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My future mother in law

    and i have never quite gotten along. I'm getting married to her son at the end of the month. She has said and done many things that are hurtful. The basic story is that she had a bad childhood, therefore, doesn't know what a "good" family looks like and she doesn't know how to...
    daniraelife daniraelife 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I Hate My Dil Page...

    So I saw this, and was curious of the opinions from the other side. What I saw made my pulse jump, palms twitch, and made me just down right angry. I clicked on a few of the stories about how much these women hated their DILs. I read them, trying to keep in mind, we have a...
    steamed27 steamed27 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    I'm wondering if I should set my grudges aside

    and just "forgive" her after her whole 2 year mental tirade. Everyone says you find "peace" by forgiving but I question myself if this is the right thing to do....I have a hard time forgiving and have a harder time forgetting the sh*t she put me through.
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 11 Responses Jun 22

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    Now i know that a lots of people are in same

    shoes with me i never beloved it happen all over the world i married 3 year ago without known that i also married to MIL as well my wife told me i should allow her mum to live in our house i said No she started persuade me to let MIL come i said ok bcz i want my wife to be happy...
    filefun filefun 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I wanted to wish all the ladies

    and gentlemen a Happy Thanksgiving and a stress free day! My prayer to those who will be sharing tomorrow with their MIL's. Lord give strength where it is needed when the MIL makes a negative comment about the turkey, we know then that they must really like it! Lord give...
    pinterest pinterest 56-60, F 4 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    I guess now my hatred has just grown to

    complete indifference, I really couldn't care either way about this woman now. After all she's put us through for the past nearly 3 years, the lack of communication and blatantly obvious plays to try and turn DH against me, turning DH's siblings against him, not caring about...
    Coco181225 Coco181225 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    No words to DESCRIBE HER..

    Straight off the bat, SHE'S EVIL -  Vendictive, selfish, self centered, child-ish control freak that she is!! She is a 61 year old woman, who throw's TEMPERTANTRUMS when she doesn't get her way, or things ARE NOT ABOUT HER I've been with her son for almost 4 1/2 years now...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Oct 19, 2007

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    this is my story. My husband

    and I have been married for 25 years. My sister in law who was the only person in charge of my mother in laws final plans has recently had a stroke. My mother in law wants my husband to go up to see her to discuss his final arrangemehts. I am not allowed to join him She said...
    sallam sallam 46-50 3 Responses Jun 13

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    My mother-in-law was an RN nurse

    for around 30 yrs. She let it be know she knew everything about medicine. There were 3 of us daughter-in-laws. MY one sister-in-law had 6 children. MY mother-in-law always lectured on how we took our children to the doctor's to much. She figured she'd tell you when they needed...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 14

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    So I have written on here before.

    . I think like most, I do it to vent because the crap that is pulled is just insane.. Before I decided to write, I read a lot of post on here, some old some new.. Ladies, we have a lot of needy, sociopathic women out there that we have to call our MIL's. My word. I will always be...
    bekah930 bekah930 46-50 6 Responses May 10

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    An open letter to my mother in law.

    To you Mother in law, It would have been really nice to have opened this letter with a pleasant and loving salutation, but your unpleasant and hateful behavior does not give me much of a choice but to say it as it is. I am the wife of your son and the future mother of any...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 9

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    I thought we were done with weddings

    for the next 15 years of so. My husbands younger brother sent an invitation to his wedding. It's a small ceremony being held in what appears to be his home by google map. He has never done a bad thing or said a bad word to me. Since its not in a public venue but his home I am...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    I can't believe it. A few days ago we

    celebrated my daughter's first birthday. And at the party, my mother in law tried to feed my daughter with fried food. Both my husband and I saw it as my husband was carrying our daughter. I was waiting for him to stop his mum but he didn't. So I quickly said "please don't feed...
    brilliantsense brilliantsense 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 16

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    it's not just mother in law it's the hole

    family they don't acpet me or my children in there family even get there children.to.bully my children and mine are only baby's who want to play and make friends with them.it brakes my heart cause there so young and they don't under stand
    xbossfemalex xbossfemalex 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mother in law gossips

    and assumes things. (example - she's a Facebook stalker, and she asked at my husband's birthday party in front of everyone if I log onto my husband's Facebook when he's at work. My husband being the sweet and stern man he is, told his mother it's non of her business, and next we...
    AnnaEsthesia AnnaEsthesia 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Deal with It...

    Have you ever noticed that people who blantantly disregard boundaries and disrespect you never seem to acknowledge their role and/or behavior?  It is almost like a person never knows they stink or have bad breath, one of nature's jokes I suppose.  The same holds true...
    bonobabe bonobabe 31-35, F 20 Responses May 6, 2007

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    For 20 years my wife has kept this women in the

    background and I have felt we've had a 3 way relationship. Now she has moved her to the town we live and I can't deal with it
    myapp myapp 51-55, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    No matter how much I please her.

    She still doesn't like me. Just because I'm not rich compared to my other sister in law, among all the sons , my husband loves her the most, which I don't really mind. Just because of that, my mother in law knows that she always can get away with it by bullying me. Sometimes i...
    SandraWin SandraWin 46-50, F 8 Responses Jun 6

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    My mother-in-law would often brag she was the

    best cook ever. The women never used spices at all when cooking. There were 4 of us daughter-in-laws gathered in her kitchen for a Thanksgiving meal. My mother-in-law was in "Big Brag" mode and was tooting her own horn. She put something in the microwave and was bragging away...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 4 Responses May 16

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    God I Hate Her..

    I know this is horrible but I do hate her so. She has caused me so much pain and misery in my life. She almost cost me my child. She still chooses to this day my husbands EXWIFE over me. She still sees her children (none are my husbands) over my 2 year old. She hasn't seen him...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid 26-30, F 64 Responses Mar 10, 2007

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    My husband and I lived about a 7 hour drive

    from his parents. About 5 yrs. into our marriage I got a promotion that required we relocate. The job I would be working at would place us right in the same town as his parents. We sold our home and decided to stay with them while we searched for a new home in that area. We...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 4 Responses Jun 19

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    I had transferred in my job to a location on

    the other side of the state. We had sold our home and were looking for a home in that area. We were staying at the in-laws till we purchased a home. Our children were young and in 2nd and third grades. Pretty traumatic changing schools and making new friends. I had a set...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    My mil in general is just a b-tch to me.

    Always yelling about something. She complains to no end that no one cleans. Well I swept the dining room today and she went right behind me and did it herself saying I didn't do it right. She's been watching our 2 month old niece the past 5 weeks. Sits there b-tching that she's...
    MoonLightwolf18 MoonLightwolf18 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 7

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    Recent events demand a new perspective to my

    experience with my mil. Everything we lived through with her somehow settled into familiar reactions from her, but with our changed approach, which was needed to remain sane. Still, it seems that a final drop was needed. This final drop fell on my husband. Being happy that I do...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 8 Responses Jan 25

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    Help I need Advice! My boyfriend of nearly 3

    years was not born in this country but has lived here for over 4. We recently went to his home country so I could meet his fam and they where all lovely and accepting except his mother. She was an actual demon towards me but only when we where alone, every chance she had to...
    Buttercupqq Buttercupqq 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My monster in law is truly disgusting.

    She thinks that she is going to plan everything out for our wedding. She didn't like my dress or shoes that I picked, so she said I needed to get different ones. Oh hell no, that ***** can go **** herself. It's bad enough that I'm not going to have a single person I like there...
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 7

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    My wife and I have been together six years total

    and married for over two. We have a beautiful, funny, energetic baby girl, make good money and live in a vacation spot. We have many issues but most is my extremely demanding and overbearing mother in law. She controls all of her kids and her husband. • After our daughter was...
    rA31411 rA31411 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 10

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    Mil From H-e- Double Hockey sticks.

    here is the shortest breakdown humanly possible with out me having to go buy some eggs and pull an easter drive by to make myself feel better... lol mil, controlling, manipulative, evil, knifing, sinister, contradicting, condescending, wretched woman. the worst thing in my...
    lostcancerian lostcancerian 31-35, F 23 Responses Apr 5, 2007

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    The Devil Herself...

    I will be honest in everything I say here and all is true I have no reason to lie about what I say here today. My mother in law was great when me and my husband were dating. Even though my husband warned me about her craziness I never saw it. so ok when he and I met we were...
    pzdmom pzdmom 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 1, 2007

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    As I've been finding my footing

    after a toxic dose of MIL, I have found it necessary to make some promises to myself moving forward. I'll share them in case someone else can benefit from my train of thought. PROMISES I promise to... Always feel worthy of respect, even in the presence of those who can’t...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 9 Responses Jan 28, 2014

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    Spawn Of Satan

    My MIL Sheryl is an evil, manipulative, lying, self-absorbed *****. She is always the victim, and is never at fault. She makes my poor husband's life miserable. He hates her, but also tries to be a good son and so tolerates her constant vitriol and abuse. It makes him physically...
    alwaysabitch alwaysabitch 56-60 8 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    My mother and I got along

    when I 1st got with my boyfriend. it's been 3yrs now that him and I have been together and she's getting on my nerves now. we moved in with her cuz she so called needed help with her house and so on, but now this lady is spends tones of $$ on upgrading her house and throwing her...
    emlopez1109 emlopez1109 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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