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I Hate My Mother In Law

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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 25 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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    when I said that I could take care of my

    husband, mil said really? really? in a tone that I'm not capable of doing that.
    AngelicInnocence92 AngelicInnocence92 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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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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    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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    I am leaving my husband

    because he refuses to move out of his mom's house with me to get our own place. We moved in with her 9 years ago after her husband, my husband's dad, died. We were supposed to help her for awhile, then move into our own place. We are still living w her. She is a loud, hateful...
    LadiePiggy LadiePiggy 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 17

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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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    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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    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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    One time when my MIL was living with us - I

    planned on cooking my meat dish. It takes like 4 hours of prep time to get that dish all together. Cognac is one of the ingredients for that dish. I only use 1 Tbsp so it took me like 15 years to go through my first bottle. The night before I was gathering all of the...
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F 1 hr ago

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    LMAO!! My husband rocks.

    . he actually went into mil room to put away her TV Stand and he came out and said I see what your talking about. I was like what.. he was like come here so I went into her room and it was the worse smell ever. it smelled like death worsen than a couple days ago. he was like...
    AngelicInnocence92 AngelicInnocence92 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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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 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    Yes, I hate her! I despise her!

    She is evil! I just found out today that my mil had handpicked a woman for my husband to marry. She said she would have preferred that he had gotten married that woman instead of me. No wonder on our wedding day when she posed with me for pictures she made such a derogatory...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    Thumbing through the pages of my fantasies.

    Pushing all the mercy down down down. I hate my mother in law. The first day I met her, she and her sister were screaming in my face that I am a golddigger and using their son and nephew respectively. They tried to make us homeless. Let me rewind. I have been with my fiance...
    individualfreedom individualfreedom 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My mother-in-law assumed we would be spending

    Thanksgiving with her again this year instead of my beloved grandmother. She apparently also assumed I was going to travel 3 states away to make thanksgiving a family reunion. I'm pregnant with my second child and due now 5th...my oldest will be 2 & 1/2...I "kindly" told her...
    IhateBeth2013 IhateBeth2013 18-21, F 1 Response 4 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 3 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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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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    My MIL is infuriating in all the small,

    seemingly meaningless ways unless you are the daughter in law. My MIL is extremely needy and in denial about her own health. She just got out of the hospital where the doctors told her to drastically change her diet and lifestyle and yet she tells my fiance "the doctors told me...
    cbliving2 cbliving2 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I don't even know where to begin!

    Hey everyone this is my first post... Im going to make this short sweet and simple. I need honest opinions! IS IT BETTER TO "FAKE IT AND MAKE IT" with your mil who hates you? I currently avoid her at all costs.,, spent Christmas sitting at a park bc I didn't want to go home to...
    Melissab1229 Melissab1229 26-30, F 10 Responses Apr 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 83 Responses Jun 9, 2007

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    Today my feelings about my mother in law went

    from "I can't stand her" to "I hate her!" I went to Home Depot today with my best friend for 45 minutes (total time out of the house) to get paint and stain for a couple furniture pieces I want to refurbish for out apartment. The first thing I did when I got back was use the...
    LGLlove LGLlove 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 18

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    AngelicInnocence92 AngelicInnocence92 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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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-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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    Why is it that my MIL seems to think

    that everything she does is right when she can be completely wrong.
    BLK8WDW BLK8WDW 26-30, M 7 Responses Mar 23

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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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    so we just talked with MIL.

    . the thing is that she's blaming animals for making her son sick.. but when I entered her room.. it stinks like dirty clothes left over and pee... and she blames animals. no wonder your son can't breathe at night. but I kept quiet and let her talk. didn't even blown up or...
    AngelicInnocence92 AngelicInnocence92 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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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 65 Responses May 4, 2007

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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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    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 7 Responses Apr 8

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    Hello everyone! I'm new here,

    & I'm just trying to find some relief in venting. Maybe even find a solution to all this mess, & free myself & my hubby from it all. I'm open to any advice. Here goes nothing.. I've been married for nearly two yrs. & have a 15 month old son. Both hubby & baby boy are amazing and...
    audamom audamom 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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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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    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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    Long ago I wrote this title is not totally right

    for what I feel but let it be, because it is not entirely wrong. I feel the urge to post a new episode of where are we now with my mil. No, nothing spectacular happened, but it´s a soap opera without an end. Our drama queen deserves a scientific anthropological researsh of her...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    My mother in law is an all around awful person!

    I tried to get her to clean her filthy house one day and in front of my daughter she started screaming and even said that my husband made a mistake marrying me! I told that bitter old hag I couldn't wait until she got old so I could put her in a nursing home. later that night...
    IhateBeth2013 IhateBeth2013 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    UPDATE: ugh, I should've just listened to

    everyone on here telling me to leave the situation alone. one of my BIL's came to visit Sunday afternoon. we get along great. in the midst of our conversation he brought up his mom, my MIL. He told both my husband and I that his mother had been brain washed by my other BIL's...
    audamom audamom 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 15

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    My fiance and myself have been seeing each other

    for right at 5 years, everything is great.. Except his devil mother. I don't know how to deal with her, she's very outspoken and doesn't hesitate to withhold a rude and degrading comment towards me. In the past she has called me fat multiple times (to my face), and even got on...
    Savannahw70 Savannahw70 22-25, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    ...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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    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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    The indefensible. I am marking this

    as adult though there is no sexual content. I had a car when we got married , so did my husband and then we bought a truck. The in-laws were always asking to borrow a car. Since mine was paid off and sitting I made a gift of it to them. It was not a conditional gift to give it...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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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 MIL was always in on any deal having to deal

    with money. We bought a used truck. A real cherry. It had highway tires on it so we needed to change them out. MIL comes over and pipes up that BIL needs tires for his truck. Can he have the old ones. They had no wear on them and husband says well we planned on selling them at...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    apparently I'm cinderella.

    I have to pick up dog poop all by myself. really?? while she does the sandbox.. sighs.... whatever
    AngelicInnocence92 AngelicInnocence92 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

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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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    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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