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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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    I don't actually hate my mother in law.

    .. I just don't want to see her face so often! She insists on buying these extravagant gifts for our little family (doesn't sound so bad, right?), but there are always strings attached. The strings are that she has to pick everything, argue with you if you say it's too much...
    MadelineShasta MadelineShasta 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12

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    My mother-in-law had 12 grand children.

    For gifts when they were born she said she opened bank accounts in their names. Say it was a birthday, she'd send a card saying she deposited 50 dollars in their account. This went for all holidays also. Come to find out in much later years she opened 12 accounts at her bank...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 3 Responses 5 days 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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    Okay so if you guys have kept up to date with

    my stories you know that I've had many many problems with my mother inlaw. well today she pissed me off even more than usual. she's been taking pictures of my house like I went over to my house tester day cuz she wanted me to help her send some photos to someone from her fone...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 7 Responses May 14

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    I Love You My Best Friend!

    This is my first story, so forgive my spelling iam dexlic. lets travle back in time for a momnet back to 1980, my best friend was don i'll call him . he had moved from utah to a little southern town where your smile has a accent . well he and i was best friends for two years...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 10 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    I really hope you guys don't truly "hate" your

    MILs. it's such a waste of energy. If your husband's cannot see her ugliness and negativity then send him packing! let him live with her for a week. If he continues to put up with her craziness, why would you want to be with someone like him?
    sunchaserx sunchaserx 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Affirmations For Every Troubled Daughter In Law, With Love!

    I believe what we think, we become. The last thing I want to become is a grumpy old lady (like some people we know right??) Repeat after me: I spend my time with people who love and respect me. I lovingly release anyone who doesn't have my best interests at heart, with a...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 3 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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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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    MIL Is a Narcissist

    Here are the criteria for diagnosing nacissistic personality disorder: has a grandiose sense of self-importance is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love believes that he or she is "special" and...
    ValKreed74 ValKreed74 31-35, F 17 Responses Oct 2, 2007

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    Well next month ,which I am not looking foward

    to because ,of her (meaning my mother in law) its my sons eighth grade graduation and she insists on being there two years ago at my older sons graduation she told me that my hair look bad the color that I had it .and ,my mom was sick and instead of saying something nice to...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    she is nothing but a trouble maker.

    she had the nerve to make fun of my moms cooking when my mom is an excellent cook and her idea of cooking is opening a can and heating it up .I think she is jealous because, her son would brag to her all the time about what a good cook that my mother is ,that's no reason to bash...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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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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    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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    Borderline Personality Mil: Crazy!

    My MIL has Borderline Personality Disorder, in a nutshell it means that she is two-faced, manipulative, sneaky, and just plain off. I have been with my husband for over 8 years and she has caused me MANY hours of stress due to her lying, nasty, hurtful comments to others (for NO...
    nilestheninja nilestheninja 31-35, F 38 Responses Apr 4, 2007

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    so guys...first time m writing my experience.

    . i need to vent...no one is here to hear my problems...i feel like trapped in my marriage...i know i love my dh and he loves me too...but my mil is so jealous of her love and always create some drama between us... i have been married for 3 years... now we live in my in laws...
    mimid12 mimid12 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Okay so if you guys read the story I wrote

    yesterday about my mother in law you would know what happened well today my husband informs me that he told said mother in law that she could come over to do her laundry. now in the past I told her that she could come over and do her laundry and her reply was "I don't wanna do...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 5 Responses May 15

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    So my soon to be husband

    and I got our marriage license the other day :D so we now have three months to get married. Yes, that part is rushed but for other reasons, we never planning on having a huge wedding, just something small with family and friends. Well, with the time limit that we have we decided...
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F 2 Responses May 20

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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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    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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    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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    I don't have a mother in law.

    I have a MONSTER in law! 😑
    takemeawayx3 takemeawayx3 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My mother-in-law and Father-in-law owned 120

    acre farm. The barn was pretty fantastic. It was 3 stories with an elevator up the middle. My sister-in-law lived in the older farm house next door. She had 6 children. My mother-in-law would gimp around saying she was to crippled up to do farm chores. She'd guilt the...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 3 Responses May 22

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    Have you ever watched the movie; "TOO CLOSE TO

    HOME?" Judith Light starred in this {TRUE STORY}movie. The Mother in law was so controllive and some media printed that they actually had a sexual relationship encounter. The mother in law had the daughter in law killed because of her rivalry. Her son was an attorney and she had...
    clergy7777 clergy7777 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    As a wheel is circular,

    so it goes around in circles; my in laws fit this pattern. It was so interesting to hear my husband say to me yesterday that his sister, toxic, b**** sister in law angered him. Pigs do fly then! He generally hates to hear anyone say anything remotely unpleasant about her but he...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 3 Responses May 12

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    I need help! I hate my mother in law!

    Any time her name is mentioned or I hear her voice I literally feel sick to my stomach! This woman has her hooks into my husband and I do not know what to do to get him to see what a monster she really is. My mother in law, I swear, treats my husband like he is her husband...
    pissedoff1966 pissedoff1966 46-50, F 4 Responses May 16

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    Not All of Us Hate Our Mother-in-laws

    Not all of us hate our mother-in-laws.  Here is tribute I wrote and read at a mother's day service. To be honest I'm tired of the hated mother-in-law syndrome. From what I've seen the blame for bad relationships cannot be placed on just the mother-in-law.  If you hate...
    tearsfallen19 tearsfallen19 18-21, F 66 Responses May 4, 2007

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    My MIL is passive-aggressive,

    controlling, two-faced, hypocritical, manipulative person. When I first met her, she was wonderful; big personality, loving, and outgoing...Until she learned that her only child was giving me more attention than her. I used to love talking to her, and even once a week, every...
    NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt 31-35, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    I gave birth to my daughter a year ago

    so obviously I gained a few pounds and I'm not that kinda person who just loses their baby weight after giving birth (I wish I was though). I can't go to the gym how I used to before because of my daughter but I still try and no matter what I do I keep on gaining more weight. I...
    Faith89 Faith89 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    My Mother-in-law is a total *****!

    !! She always acts like everything Quentin and I decide together is all one sided and I walk all over him. It's so sad when you truly think your own son doesn't have his own thoughts or feelings like he's a damn potato!!! She has no right to tell us how relationships work when...
    HeatherIrene HeatherIrene 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13

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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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    A few weeks ago I bumped into my Sil Ex-Husband.

    I don't really know him on a deep personal level, but shared general pleasantries, and invited each other over on special occasions during the course of their marriage. My Sil Ex-Husband told me some interesting things about Mil. He asked me how our in law were? and how sorry...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 7 Responses May 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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    Update: After going no contact

    for over a year, now mil wants me to include her in my life. I lived with her for two years, and she made my life a living hell. She psychologically abused me, and I was on the verge of separating from my husband at that time. It's funny how things have turned out, two years ago...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 8

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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 MIL is currently using emotional blackmail

    against her son. Saying things such as "We'll be so disappointed if you don't do/aren't at....". Both of my husband's parents know that their disappointment was the best punishment against him as a kid. This bugs me because it manipulates our schedule and causes my husband...
    fr0stgirl22 fr0stgirl22 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Reference is made to post (http://www.

    experienceproject.com/stories/Hate-My-Mother-In-Law/6693688). Thanks so much for sharing! I looked at the movie today and it made my blood crawl and brought back some painful memories! In laws can truly be evil monsters! Guess my in laws saw this because they wanted to create a...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    So today is my day off,

    my man tells me the mother in law is on her way over to hang out. I went in the back yard and started repairing these wooden benches(I did this to get away from her) the project consumed me. She tried to make small talk with her"quips" but I hammered away, wiping sweat off my...
    Worleybirdie Worleybirdie 22-25, F 3 Responses May 20

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    So... I understand that I married the only

    child of my evil MIL... But is it necessary to post on Facebook every other week memes and images of how much you miss your son and how he is the only love of your life? Woman! You have a husband who's still alive! LOVE HIM! For crying out loud--your own husband had a pacemaker...
    NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    IS Your Mother In Law Worth Dying Over?

    update on the update nove 2011 things went this year we took her out to dinner her fussing nitpicking everything about the dinner .thank god for my glass of wine befor the dinner . i made sure to have a glass of wine befor we went to get her . thank god its over . she started...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 37 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    MIL’s Latest Tricks

    Well, where to start huh :-) My name is Kelly and I Hate My Mother In Law, who actually isnt my mother-in-law yet and probably won't ever be if my situation doesnt improve somehow. I met my soldier in 2004 and knew he was the one, I fell fast with our first child in January...
    kellyfromnewcastle kellyfromnewcastle 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 30, 2007

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    My evil MIL once asked me,

    "If my son and I were drowning, and you can only save one person, who would it be?" I responded, "I can't swim, so you're both screwed." Fake laughter ensued, "But seriously, who would you save if you COULD swim?" Without a skipping a beat, I responded, "My husband" She...
    NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt NoMorePainNoMoreGuilt 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've posted here before about how my husband

    kids and I stayed with mil and she was totally horrible to us. she would slam things, get mad when I cooked my kids food, go through my husbands and my text messages, go in our room and take things out, including the restroom doors off the hinges, spread rumors and talk about...
    yesitsme123 yesitsme123 31-35 5 Responses a week ago

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