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I Hate My Mother In Law

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    Hate is a strong word.

    I'm working on not hating her but in fact, loving her. When I met my husband, I was instantly attracted and won over by his vibrant personality. Also, I loved how he talked so well of his mom. When I finally met his mom, I instantly fell in love with her. She's so sweet, serves...
    KTQJQ KTQJQ 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I can say without a doubt my soon to be ex

    husbands mother is Satan's spawn. She is the most vindictive cruel self righteous demon seed I have ever met. Because my daughter did not invite any children to her wedding the old cow called everyone on that side of the family and told them not to attend. The old bat was mad...
    tamdd tamdd 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    This is so hard to write.

    Maybe I should start by saying it's me again. So like I have said in posts before it's been almost two years now that we have talked to MIL. Even tho her and my FIL are no longer married and haven't been for a long time it's put a big wege between our relationship with him. Go...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    Well, Christmas was typical.

    For those who have read my last post know we are staying with my mil. Luckily our house will finally be ready in about 10-15 days!! Anyway, she wanted the kids to open her gifts on Christmas eve. I just stayed in my room. My husband got a little upset with me because he said I...
    princessjess32 princessjess32 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    Where Do I Begin...i Am Tired of Trying!!

    I have been married for 13 years to a wonderful man who was very emotionally messed up when we met.  I have always gone out of my way to make the In Law's feel welcome and loved.  I send cards for every holiday, birthday, anniversary and gifts.  I make sure they...
    jlkenny jlkenny 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2007

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    What Have I Gotten Myself Into????

    My mother-in-law lives with us, we took her in about a year ago. She has alot of health issues and she couldn't cook for herself and was practically starving herself, so we made the decision to take her in.  I knew it would be hard for us but that was just an understatement...
    Windylittlehound Windylittlehound 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2007

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    Ugh where do I even start lol.

    I have to laugh to keep my sanity but really my situation with my mil is no joke. She is stuck in this teenage mentality and never acknowledges her wrong doing . She has trashed my name, stolen from me, treated my children badly, gone though all of my personal belongings and...
    Jemmajeanmonroe Jemmajeanmonroe 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    In 2011 I found out my husband was having an

    affair. I filed for divorce. We had been together 29 yrs and raised 2 children. Our children were naturally upset. My mother-in-laws comment to my children was, "You are grown, you don't need your father any more." "He has a new family now". It has been 3 yrs and my children...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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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 21-25, F 66 Responses May 4, 2007

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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 22 Responses Apr 5, 2007

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    Truth.

    I hate my ******* mother in law. She gets in the way of everything in my life. She draws my wife into her wicked ******* web of hate and suffering, and that in turn is passed on to my wife. Then she takes that **** out on me. There is no polite way for me to say this. There...
    thefragile77 thefragile77 36-40 6 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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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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    Never Wishes Me Well

    I can't say that I hate my Mother in Law really.  I don't like to waste my time on such negative feelings but I do stay away from her as much as I can.  When I have to be around her I am as pleasant as I can be, which, because intrinsically I'm wired to please...
    neopet neopet 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 27, 2007

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    The Lady is being such a weirdo today.

    When the kids woke up she got mad and stomped to the tv and turned up the volume really loud. i heard her banging around and my son told me he was pretending he was asleep but she unlocked the door, opened it wide and then slammed it. Then got a spatula and started banging on...
    princessjess32 princessjess32 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Mother'S Day Is For Both Mother'S &Amp; MIL'S

    I decided to write something about the pending Mother's Day that is approaching and wish to share some thoughts about it. To all Mother's & MIL's: Please MIL's realize that Mother's Day is for all mothers. Us women try so hard daily to care for our families, see our mothers...
    pinterest pinterest 56-60, F 3 Responses May 9, 2013

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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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    Hold me back!!! I want to run up to her

    and beat her ***!!! She gets mad when my kids wake up and she turns the tv up super loud, stomps around and slams things real loud...and forget taking a shower or giving my kids a shower or hell even cooking because she will be in the next room loudly talking crap or stand right...
    princessjess32 princessjess32 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I realized reading some of my older posts over

    how far I've come. When ever I speak of seeing a therapist its heartfelt. Thru medication , counseling and being given the right to distance myself from these sub humans I've rejoined the human race. My panic attacks are few and far between and certainly not of the intensity...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    Not Mil But Whole Family - Not Hatred But Uneasy Feeling

    about 18 mos after my failed marriage to a man AND his mother from hell, i began to date again.  i met a great guy.  we hit it off amazingly.  as a matter of fact, in my adult life i'd not ever 'hit it off' quite like that before.  we both knew instantly...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 7 Responses May 27, 2007

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    Okay first of all she's not my mother in law (I

    just dont know where to put this post sorry). She's just the mother of my boyfriend (in the future LOL) but look, I was introduced by her third son (they're three brothers and he's the youngest). I felt really bad because it was like I don't exist. I was neglected by his mother...
    gotawishy gotawishy 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    Yesterday I received a letter from my MIL,

    who came very close to making me decide to leave her son this year and was acting as if she'd done nothing wrong. I had sent her a bible study on what God saw the role of parents to be in their adult children's lives. I am not religious, but it was the only article I could...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 5 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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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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    DisarmingtheDragon

    After years of enduring my mother-in-law's stinging barbs I decided to write them down and create a rule for dealing with her invectives. Happy results ensued! Writing relieved much of the pent-up tension.
    Dragonista Dragonista 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2007

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    (no we are not married,

    and dont know if i want be because of her mother) I do not know where to begin, I have been with this girl for 3 years. her mother is very controlling over her. my girl came home from college on break last night, the mil made my girlfriend stay with her last night instead of me...
    countryboyhyde countryboyhyde 18-21, M 6 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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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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    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 37 Responses Apr 4, 2007

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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 19 Responses May 6, 2007

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    ...but My Father-in-law Is Worse!

    My mother-in-law was livid when she heard I was pregnant and told us not to tell anyone else.  At a family party (his family) that week, we told.  Well, we were thrilled:  who wouldn't be?  Not her, for a start.  As we were leaving, a cat leapt off a...
    alfeen alfeen 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2007

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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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    ok ok maybe hates a little strong

    but sometimes I severely want to punch her. I may be young bug I can give birth just fine. its not her kids she needs to back off. I have to do everything her way. give birth her way , raise anna her way, dress anna her way and my poor baby isn't even here yet !!!! she makes my...
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    She's such a ***** to me.

    Can't wait to put her in a home
    jussme91 jussme91 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    I Hate My Mother In Law!!

        I hate my mother in law i hate her always butting in when my husband and i are talking, ive started when she buts in on us talking i tell her i was talking to don i wonder does she think shes married to her son i stay in my jail cell (my bedroom) when will...
    THEGOODTWIN THEGOODTWIN 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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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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    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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    My mother-in-law prefers the baby mama over me.

    My husband and I have been together for 5 years before deciding to get married. I have been courteous to my mother-in-law, constantly sending her email and FB messages to which she doesn't respond. She is, however, very chummy with the baby mama and even calls her "daughter" on...
    roz18 roz18 26-30, F 14 hrs ago

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    I have seen and heard from a lot of people that

    once you have children your MIL becomes worse. Even talking about her makes me so angry. I've never had one person make me so mad and have so much hate. My husband and I married back in October and everyone is asking when are we going to have kids. All I can think about is how I...
    redhead8 redhead8 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 14

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    Update on my MIL: If you remember my story from

    a while back, I have an update that I'm sure you will all find a little bit funny yet sad. Well, after my MIL made me feel like total utter trash, a few months later... she found out that her partner (my equally rude FIL) was cheating on her with another woman. They broke up and...
    curlyhairedgirl curlyhairedgirl 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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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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    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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    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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    Now That Her Wish Came True And We're Divorced...

    Of all the EP groups, none are as emotionally-driven as this one; excepting, of course, those relating to illness/injury/death/loss  of a loved one.I discovered EP not long after I got remarried and recognized how horrible my MIL is. I googled something like, "My MIL is the...
    girlcapitol girlcapitol 51-55, F 24 Responses Jul 5, 2011

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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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    Hi.. I was reading through the posts here

    and realized that I am not the only one who is being driven crazy by the MIL. Indian DIL, or "Bahu" as we call it here, thats what I am.... I have been married for nine months now, and she has been with us for seven and a half. The situation was initially so bad that I didn't...
    ruks789 ruks789 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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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 7 Responses Oct 1, 2007

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    Im so glad to have found a place to vent!

    I am so bitter against my MIL. Long story short: In the beginning of my marriage (5 yrs now) I treated my MIL as I do my mother. We were very close to the point that people could not understand it. Until I disobeyed my husband and asked her to live with us-to care for our 2yr...
    zamlee zamlee 31-35, F 57 mins ago

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    Well, for starters she will not

    even admit that I am married to her son. What does that tell you ? Ignores calls as does my sister-in-law. just in complete denial that her son actually has a relationship and goes so far as to send us her goat she doesn't want anymore. WEIRD. not only thyat, he would not get...
    AliLovejoy1 AliLovejoy1 36-40 2 Responses Jan 3

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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 2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    My new rant about my MIL!

    It's been one month since she moved in ( for the second time) and well everyday she is increasingly more annoying! She has absolutely no consideration at all. She makes ridiculous noised, yawns so loud and rude and last night was it for me; she woke up from a nightmare and...
    sadlillian sadlillian 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I can't really say that I hate her.

    I really dislike her. Which is sad because I use to love her. I have defended her from my own husband. Hell, I even named my kid after her. I would buy her gifts and just have a great time. My husband and I are moving into a new house next month and we are staying with her in...
    princessjess32 princessjess32 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    Just need to vent... We do not talk to my MIL

    for obvious reasons like how she said that my son was a mistake and told my step daughter about how I am not her mother and what adoption really is and about how once I have "my own child" she will not matter anymore to me..yeah... this was when she had her when I was in labor...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 7 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    Hi guys, I don't know from

    where to start but today I was super upset bcoz of my MIL.. its been ten months to my marriage.. its love marriage.. (inter caste as well).. ufff... my MIL is big curse to me.. i am sure whether she hates me or she is just J of me.??? she is working as a teacher but I must say...
    SRT7 SRT7 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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