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I Hate My Mother In Law

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    Before I could slam the door

    and vanish my MIL pecked on the door today. She brought over a few tattered and dirty paperbacks that she is convinced we will want to read. I have no idea where they came from. If they came from the hoard cleanout I won't touch them. Everything in that part of her house was...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    Let me start off with a story first.

    My soon to be husband had his lower wisdom teeth pulled almost a week ago. So of course he's been in a bit of pain, not much because he's a man and won't complain. I made him his favorite dinner, which is had rice in it, and some went into one of his holes. Now I felt so bad for...
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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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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    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 wanted to wish all the ladies

    and gentlemen a Happy Thanksgiving and a stress free day! My prayer to those who will be sharing tomorrow with their MIL's. Lord give strength where it is needed when the MIL makes a negative comment about the turkey, we know then that they must really like it! Lord give...
    pinterest pinterest 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 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 8 Responses Oct 1, 2007

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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 3 Responses May 16

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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 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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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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    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 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...
    SMTS SMTS 31-35, F 6 Responses 4 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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    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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    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'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 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm here on my couch stressed wanting to cry

    holding on to an anger that i really want to let go of but have no one to talk to, and I can't run as i wish to do because I'm 7mths pregnant. I hate having my MIL she makes me angry just by looking at her she makes me go nuts with every stupid comment she makes just to get her...
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 7 Responses May 5

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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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    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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    So I have to explain one thing first.

    We have no contact with the in-laws at our home. They aren't allowed in. Years ago my husband lets his mom handle all his banking, bills , mail etc so she has/had not only his personal information but access to all of his accounts. After marriage I insisted that stop. My In...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 6 Responses May 6

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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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    I don't have a mother in law.

    I have a MONSTER in law! 😑
    takemeawayx3 takemeawayx3 18-21, F 3 Responses 22 hrs 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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    She is ...... controlling cheap tortures

    people Fat Fake Loud Thinks highly of herself Liar Hypocrite ruined my wedding Manipulative Backstabber Cruel And im stuck w her forever n ever.....
    sourh2o sourh2o 31-35, F 7 Responses May 5

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    I've only been married

    for a few weeks and my MIL didn't show her true colors until after we were married. Now she is backstabbing and trying to put a wedge between us. I've already considered divorce. This is not what I signed up for.
    notinmydeck notinmydeck 31-35, F 5 Responses May 6

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    Through the yrs my Mother-in-law has done some

    pretty nasty things. But it seems like as the years go by the level of her nastiness comes to light more and more. My daughter is a grown women now. We stopped at a restaurant for some lunch. The waitress brought a container with vinegar and oil for our salads. My...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 7 Responses May 10

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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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    I'm so glad I signed up

    for this blog--this is the only way I can vent about my evil and manipulative MIL!!! Last November, she called my husband and told him that she has to have surgery on... something. (The woman is about 300lbs). So she scheduled the surgery for THANKSGIVING! My husband and I...
    SMTS SMTS 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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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