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I Hate My Mother In Law

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    I've never liked to use the word hate.

    Not many people have made this list until now! Technically she is not my mother in law, she is my boyfriend's mother, and she makes me horribly mad. I've been with my boyfriend for three and a half years, he is wonderful. Perfect in every way and I adore him. He tells me that...
    rebekahmh rebekahmh 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 30

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    We all learned how things are from the

    environment we grew up in. My MIL learned to manipulate to get what she wanted because her father made it so he wasn’t approachable, so she learned this trick to get what she wanted. Perhaps she witnessed her mother manipulating to get what she wanted. She’s had a lifetime...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 5 Responses Jul 25

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    my MIL has called me big

    and has made rude comments about my pregnancy size...this is my second one..she knows I'm not having twins but ask if I was ...I feel that she is my MIL I have to hold my tongue out of respect for my husband...who tells me to let it go...but I can't its hard
    r3dclover r3dclover 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I'm recently married.

    I'd only met my MIL once before, & she seemed nice. She wasn't overly friendly or anything, but not rude or unkind, either. A surprise pregnancy led me to quit my job, take my kids, & move across country to be with my husband. His mom proposed (insisted) we live with her so...
    lulabelle138 lulabelle138 31-35, F 5 Responses 4 days 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 2 Responses Jun 26

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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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    My husband believes the issues between my

    mother in law and I are my fault because I am "hard to talk to". I have been married since june but together a little over a year with a 4 month old and he has a 9 year old from a previous relationship. The house we live in was bought by his father after he and his mother...
    ShannonKV ShannonKV 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    Would you want your mother in law at your home,

    family parties, ect if all she ever does is cause trouble with everyone.? well thats what mine does and always did .why do I have to deal with her abuse because she is my husbands mother or my childrens grandmother she is very inappropriate with her bad behavior and I wont stand...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    My mother in law is the worst person I have

    ever come across on. She is an evil manipulative *****. She has never liked me (nor any woman that was involved in my husband's life). She has tried multiple times to sabotage our relationship, even tried to get my husband's ex to jump me! She believes I am the worst wife ever...
    Hannahmikel Hannahmikel 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 13

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    Hate seems like a really strong word but.

    .. no, I actually do. Mine drives me crazy. She lives with us. She'll never leave us alone. To be honest, she makes me feel really claustrophobic. When she's in a good mood, she's a smelly alcoholic who loves nothing better than to gossip about her neighbors while I'm working...
    grenadoman grenadoman 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 5

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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 5 Responses Mar 14

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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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    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 May 25

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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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    okay so ive never really gotten along with my

    mother in law it was rocky at first and it seemed like that after i had my son Donnie things just got steadly worse and worse. She seems to think that she has the right to tell me how to raise my son and how to take care of him. i may not be the mother of the year but. i am a...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 5

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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 16 Responses Oct 2, 2007

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    Enforced gratitude. Within a family people do

    some nice things to each other, for birthdays, anniversaries, season´s holidays ... and in everyday life. This is nice, but the motives are not always nice. When I send a jar of homemade jam or some tomatoes from my garden or I just buy my best friend a funny card, I don´t...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    I always thought that a man

    who treated his mother well would be the guy to marry. Unfortunately I have found this out the hard way. I started dating James, and from the start, I have felt that I stole my mother in law's boyfriend. It is like the reverse of the Oedipus complex. My mother in law is in love...
    tarabull tarabull 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I haven't responded in ages,

    but feel like I have to vent. My husband and I went to visit mil last week. After many months of not visiting her, I caved in and gave in to hubby's persuasion. I noticed Mil is still up to her old tricks, every time I have visited her she calls my Brother In Law (hubby's...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 21

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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 Jun 26

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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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    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 40 Responses Apr 4, 2007

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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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    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 don't hate my fiancée mom

    but she sure does hate my guts for no apparent reason. My boyfriend recently went into the Navy and his mom was telling him are you sure you want to be with this woman you're going to meet a lot of new people and she thinks that it's bad that I had a baby with another guy and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 2

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    My ex mother-in-law was a major contributing

    factor to the destruction of my first marriage (I'm happily married to a different woman now, and my new mother-in-law is MUCH better). I won't say that my ex mother-in-law CAUSED our breakup, because she didn't, but she was just one more negative aspect that hastened the...
    SomewhatJaded SomewhatJaded 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 18

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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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    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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    My husband recently made the decision

    that going to his brothers wedding and pretending that there is some sort of family harmony wasn't something he wanted to participate in. This was reinforced by us having to call the sheriff 3 times in one weekend to resolve her loose vicious dogs the weekend before the wedding...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    im,going through an issue with my husband's

    mother she decided to put her hands on my 3 Year old little boy and it hasn't been pleasant since then.. she's constantly making comments and acting childish .. I've talked to my husband but it doesn't seem to go anywhere..I don't know what to do she's really getting to me.
    ella1324 ella1324 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    I am hanging by a think thread of sanity.

    I have been married for less than three years and my MIL has lived with us from day 1. Her excuse was that she was helping us adjust to matrimony as I am a foreigner. I respected her for giving birth to and bringing up my awesome husband but I have started to doubt if he is...
    SmritiP SmritiP 26-30, F 9 Responses Jul 21

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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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    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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    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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    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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    That woman drives the biggest wedge between us.

    As of things aren't rocky enough without her meddling. You had your time with him, lady. Kindly step aside and LET HIM GROW UP ALREADY.
    Kettei Kettei 31-35, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    So my boyfriend left

    for basic training to go into the army about a week ago, meaning he hasn't been able to call or text or have any access to his phone at all. Right when he got off the the plane he called me to say that he loves me and whatnot, and asked me to send his regards to his family as he...
    Bonneyshattuck Bonneyshattuck 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    Hello I am new to this site.

    I'm nervous and anxious and I cry nearly every day. I've been feeling this way for 2 years. I'm here today to ask mother in laws to read my story, and please give me you're honest advice on what you think I should do.. I literally don't know how I could go on.. I am a 30 year...
    kayepx kayepx 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 29

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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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    UPDATE FOR ALL: You guys might be sick of me.

    Sorry. :-] She finally responded hours later and basically made herself the victim, which is definitely not the case in everyone else's eyes who is aware of the situation. I guess the name change business is a touchy subject for her and resulted in the blow up, and I can...
    hayleyannrand hayleyannrand 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I find it odd that my on laws never want to

    leave their house. we always have to go out there to visit them...and if they come to us they only stay for an 1hr. after driving for 1 1/2 hrs. its just odd to me...like why even come out ?!
    r3dclover r3dclover 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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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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    http://www.fortrefuge.

    com/Emotional-Abuse-Narcissistic-Mothers.html I am amazed that my MIL's picture is not displayed on this site. If you take the time to read it you may wonder why yours isn't up there. It's like a social anthropologist has had a hidden blind in my MIL's home for the past 60...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    It's MIL's birthday on Monday.

    I suggested we buy her a gift certificate for the hair salon she uses, he's taking her to dinner as well. My partner tells me his plan is to buy some caviar and extra special treats and set up a picnic for her and him. So I say "she'll love that, a date with her son!" and he...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 3 Responses Jul 31

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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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    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 <