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I Hate My Mother In Law

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    It has been a while not to say

    that our relationship has become rosie, but rather the amount nor time I spend with the in-laws has dwindled to non existent. So I have had nothing to vent. However now there is a new baby in the family (SIL) so we have been seeing that side of the family more. Time spent in...
    skip79 skip79 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 3

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I'm from India and my husband is from America

    and we have been married 18 years now. In the beginning she told my husband not to marry me because 'you never know where she comes from' although she knows I am a medical doctor. During our honeymoon, she will call everyday to make sure he is still alright that I will not kill...
    yellowrose2015 yellowrose2015 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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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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    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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    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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    My boyfriends mom, is

    so jealous and so clingy she lied terribly lol and said her son beat her so I could basically break up with him... Do I tell him ?
    fleishman1 fleishman1 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't hate my mother in law I just hate the

    things she does and says. I hate how she always has the last word I hate that how she always thinks she's a perfect mother when she didn't even raise her own son(my husband) she left him so that he could be raised by her mother. right now we're at the store and she knows I'm...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 21

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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 22 Responses Apr 5, 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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    ThisIsMe83 ThisIsMe83 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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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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    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 10 hrs ago

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    I hate my mother-in-law.

    Yep, it's official. My husband and I have been married for a year (and were together for 5 years prior to marrying) but she never really warmed up to me. My husband has a kid with his ex girlfriend (who is also married) but the mother in law is much much nicer to her than she...
    blythe19 blythe19 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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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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    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 hate my Mother in law

    because my husband cheated on me and my mother inlaw helped him to keep it from me. she even asked the mistress for money.
    plainjein plainjein 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 13

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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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    My mother in law is a flip flopper.

    One minute she is acting like my friend and then the next minute she is undermining me about something. You see, I'm African American and my husband is Albanian. Getting married was a big culture shock for me. In the beginning of my marriage, my MIL began with putting me down...
    antique10 antique10 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 26

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    9 months ago, I moved with my husband to Canada.

    He asked me to live with his parents for until we find a suitable house for us. Unfortunately, finding a decent house was not as easy as we thought. Sadly, I have a narcissistic mother-in-law. Narcissistic mother-in-laws are bragging, nagging, intruding, competitive, and...
    adviseplease adviseplease 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 16

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    when my wife in hospital my mother-in-law was

    at home for help.one night we were watching tv and later we dicusied to sleep.i and she did s e x
    roshan70 roshan70 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 17

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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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    Jealousy. So many of our MIL's seem to suffer

    from it. If you have ever lived in a rural setting you know that tools get lost no matter how careful you are. Oddly I had my sockets setting on an upturned stock tank when a huge raven landed, snagged my 5/8 and flew off. Frantic digging revealed that was my only one now...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 5 Responses Mar 17

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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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    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 2 Responses 1 day 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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    Conversation with CIL This post is a follow up

    to EP Link I changed all names for privacy reasons but left the conversation in tact. This was via Whatsapp: 9:32, 2014/4/2 - You: Hello CIL, this is Zola, DH's fiancee. Hw r u doin? Do send me a response when u can, I need 2 share some details wit u. Have a blessed n...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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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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    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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    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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    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 15 hrs ago

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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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    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 Mar 17

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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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    Hi, it has been almost 5 months

    since my MIL moved in. She lost her apt an since then we have been searching for a job and apartment for her. However, she makes no moves on her own. Everyday we have to remind her to call for jobs or apartments. My wife was convinced she had Alzheimers but scan proved...
    sadlillian sadlillian 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 4

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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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    Even when she tries to help she makes a bigger

    mess and more work than there would have been had she minded her own business. Keep having talks with the hubby about it, and his response the other night was "look at my mom as practice for our children, if you can be patient with her, you can be patient with anyone". I'm...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    Ranking your MIL Who told in laws

    that they are relationship experts? My misguided MIL, SIL and CIL all seem to believe that they are the authority on relationships and know what's best for everyone else with the exception of themselves. Interestingly, none of them have any relationships to talk about, MIL is...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    I'm from India and my husband is from America

    and we have been married 18 years now. In the beginning she told my husband not to marry me because 'you never know where she comes from' although she knows I am a medical doctor. During our honeymoon, she will call everyday to make sure he is still alright that I will not kill...
    yellowrose2015 yellowrose2015 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 28

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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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    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...