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I Hate My Mother In Law

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    I don't hate her, but she is very irritating.

    She is very loud, argumentative, and the sound of her manly voice grates on my nerves. She does more talking than listening. For example, my husband or I will just have just said something and she will start every statement either by saying "Not only that" or "No," and then say...
    melhgriff melhgriff 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 9

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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 84 Responses Jun 9, 2007

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    Hello All, I have been married

    for two years. My MIL has five children and my husband is her youngest son. She lives with us. She is very manipulative. I have been a guest in my home for the last two years. I moved from India to South Africa to be with my husband. Unfortunately, love does not pay any...
    SmritiP SmritiP 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 10

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    I want to share this

    because I feel so stressed and don't want to constantly complain to my husband. To make a long story short my husband and I made a lot of bad financial choices when we were young and filed for bankruptcy. We rented a great home for 3 years and had zero debt and wanted to start...
    millerb79 millerb79 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 29

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    I HATE my Mother in Law.

    Yes it's me again :D What can I say I can't get enough of bitching about this evil woman. Anyways; I was on Facebook and had to log onto an old account to try to get photos off of it. The first person that popped up was my MIL I told myself don't look (we have not spoken to her...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 1

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    Do I Hate My Mil?

    i've read all the awful things mil's have done and not sure how to explain the pain i've received from my mil and sil. their not like alot of the stories i've read. they don't ever come out and say awful things to me. it's unbelievable how i'm sooo hurt that i feel hate. i...
    nomotherlove nomotherlove 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2007

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    She is being very irritating.

    Yesterday she told my kids they can decorate the christmas tree with her and she did it last night after they fell asleep and this morning they all woke up crying when they seen it.
    princessjess32 princessjess32 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have never liked her.

    Hate is a word I would never use though.She comes to stay with me and moves things till I don't find them.She also tolerates all nonsense from her children.Her daughter ,who is 10 years older than me ,is rude .She does not spare even her husband sometimes.Both my husband and me...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    Well, hate is a strong word

    but very much dislike is more like it. This is the second time in 2 years she has had to move in with us for financial reasons. My partner and I recently were married so we are newlyweds. The first time she moved in for 3 months, she had just left a relationship. She drove me...
    sadlillian sadlillian 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    My mother in law is a repeat offender.

    Before I came along, my Sister in Law (husband's brother's wife) had to endure 4 years of abuse. My mother in law treated her very badly, and still to this day my Sil takes Mil's abuse. When I came into the family, I took the abuse for two years, and realised enough is enough...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 30

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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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    She is such a trouble maker I ran into her at

    the food store with my son she didnt see us so we figured we would be nice and beep and wave well big mistake she walks over to the car and with an extremely phonie voice says to me congratulations because we leased a new car mind you we have been leasing new cars every three...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 7

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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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    I don't hate my mil i just get bothered by her

    presence at times. I feel like I am in a constant tug of war that I keep loosing because I refuse to play. I have been getting a bit irritated with MIL lately due to the fact that anytime I serve my DH she ALWAYS insist I give him more of this or that. I know his eating habits...
    depressedlostheartbroken depressedlostheartbroken 26-30 5 Responses Nov 14

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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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    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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    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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    A Little Advice

    Things right now are going realy well with my MIL and I. Of course she still hates me...but really I do not think that is EVER going to change. There is still tention but scense my husband told her it's not ok to treat us the way she has, she has completly backed off. It's...
    northernlightsalaska333 northernlightsalaska333 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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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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    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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    Hi again! This is the only place I can vent.

    Sorry if its overload. Well in my previous post, my mooching mother in law moved in for the second time in 2 years. She is driving me crazy. And it seems the longer she stays the more annoying it becomes. She does absolutely nothing but watch TV from morning until night. She...
    sadlillian sadlillian 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 8

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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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    she just caught me ************

    while my gf was at work and just walked out. funny thing was I was ******* off to some of the ladies on this app
    Philup74 Philup74 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 13

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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 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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 4 Responses Sep 28, 2007

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    I'm so po right now I need to get this out

    or I might scream. My husband and I share a home with my in laws, we do everything for them when ever the ask, my husband spent two days fixing her car, spent an entire weekend putting new appliances in her kitchen but when we need a favor it's I'm busy. I need to go Xmas...
    millerb79 millerb79 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    While it's comforting to know I'm not alone,

    I still feel as though I need to be validated with how I feel towards my MIL. I've confided in girlfriends about my MIL issues, but feel it's hard for them to fully grasp the severity of the emotional pain it causes because most, if not all, are either single, divorced or...
    lolasmama lolasmama 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 20

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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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    ...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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    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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    Oh I hate, loath, despise my mother in law!

    I can say that with clarity, and I know I will never change that. She is the most selfish woman I have ever met. I know when I first started dating my husband there were signs which should have made me turn and say you know this isn't worth it, but I knew he was. So I ignored...
    ohsoverytired ohsoverytired 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 16

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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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    Moving out was the best decision I made in

    these years. I lived with my in laws for over a year. Whenever my mother in law emotionally and financially abused me, I turned to this site and all the wonderful people from this site helped me a lot, and I had the strength and ideas to go through with every events I had to...
    Doctor2012 Doctor2012 31-35 3 Responses Nov 5

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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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    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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    The Double Bind When I look back I feel Mil

    set me up for failure. I was trapped in a double bind. In simple terms double bind means: damned if you do, damned if you don't, and damned if you say. whatever I did, the outcome would always be negative. I lived with my in laws for 2 years. It's was the worst decision we...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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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 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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 7 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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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 6 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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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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    Hello my friends! I wanted to pop in

    and see how everyone is doing. I have been taking a break from complaining about MIL (I only ever vented here but it had become a daily haunt lol) and for many reasons it has helped me to rest from it, to really focus on and find happiness and stop brewing about HER. It was a...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 1 Response Dec 6

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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 2 Responses 5 days ago

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

    Can't wait to put her in a home
    jussme91 jussme91 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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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 6 days ago

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    As I have written here a

    while ago, all this experience I earned dealing with my mil and consequently with my husband as her "product" is unwilling, but something I can´t avoid. Since I do own it, it is only fair to share it. When she lived with us and when I was younger and not so mature I felt...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 22

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    This is just one incident in the many my

    mother-in-law has pulled. For a little back ground on her: she is a practicing RN nurse, she works for Social Services. My mother-in-law decided to take the grandchildren on a shopping trip to a small city about 80 miles from our town. She loaded up 7 grandchildren of all...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 31

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