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I Hate My Mother In Law

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    She is making my relationship

    and life so difficult. Where do I start with her.. Was it when I was in labour and they were asked to stay home until we were ready for visitors, but no she stood waiting in the cafeteria and became irate that my husband stopped texting her the two hours I was pushing! After...
    seriouslyfedup seriouslyfedup 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 18

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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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    She is a hideous person whom I'm stuck with

    forever. Thank God her son is nothing like her!
    cheekyhannah36 cheekyhannah36 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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    my MIL drives me crazy.

    she even drives my husband nuts. so much to the point that we have considered trying to get a restraining order against her because she blows our phones up every day talking about crap we don't care about, harasses my father-in-law in the messages, and talks badly to us as well...
    xxfallenangel xxfallenangel 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 20

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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 2 Responses May 25, 2015

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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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    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 21 Responses May 6, 2007

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    I feel so bad about my first post being

    so negative. I absolutely loathe my MIL. She was against our wedding in the first place. Seemed like a timid old woman and I thought she would be harmless. The first thing she said to me after I got married was "We had almost said no to this wedding,etc etc". I was almost at the...
    monalisa1986 monalisa1986 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 21

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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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    It seems like she hates me,

    when i open my mouth and standup to her.My anniversary is tomorrow,on FB she posted all the reject pix from my wedding.My family called and told me ,i saw them and was so embarrassed .I asked her to plz take them down,now she is ,"offended "doesn't want to talk to me,GOOD!
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 25, 2015

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    hi everyone its been

    so long i have posted something. as previously i told you i was living with my in laws but we moved out 3 months back about 5 hours distance from them. now i dont know what is happening to my hubby...he is forcing me to spend weekend with my inlaws.... he was changed and saw...
    mimid12 mimid12 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 23, 2015

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    This woman is impossible!

    My husband has gone off to boot camp and I am completely by my self. We just moved back to this area and I feel like an outsider with all of my old friends, and my family is all off doing other stuff. So I keep busy working (60 hours a week) and love that on my days off I can...
    LovablefunLady LovablefunLady 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 28, 2015

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    does anyone feel like their (ex /current )

    mother in law has destroyed the relationship with their partner? in his shoes I can't imagine being raised by the woman. her and I have had our quarrels but now we found a level of peace. she has mental breaks often,and when it happens his phone goes off,or she goes on Facebook...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 28

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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 6 Responses May 16, 2015

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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 27 Responses Mar 29, 2007

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    After dealing with this situation

    for a few years now. I'm completely convinced that if the mother-in-law or parents-in-law are causing problems in your marriage, it is because your spouse isn't dealing with it properly, and until they do - there will forever be a dark cloud over your life. There may be days...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 6 Responses Jan 16

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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 role of religion in the continued saga of

    my MIL/SIL and my marriage to her baby boy. Many years ago when my MIL was more or less just meddling and controlling and a self centered narcissist she got a job. Yes a JOB that a church was paying her to watch babies in the nursery so that none of the members had to miss the...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 30

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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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    Not technically my mother in law.

    My boyfriend and I have been dating for 3 yrs and will most likely marry. But his mom is so catty and gossipy! She's openly rude and doesn't say hi to me when I walk in the house. I have no idea what I did wrong, but of course I can't tell him!!!! Ugh
    helpmeplease10 helpmeplease10 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    My mother-in-law is a narcissist.

    If anyone understands what that means in psychological terms, then you know the true depth and breadth of the type of pain, abuse and systematic destruction they produce toward their targets.They are not happy unless allowed total control of your life, which they feel completely...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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    BIL Update: So today my BIL stopped by

    unannounced to see my husband before his big move about 1,500 miles away. I did wake up my husband so he could spend a few minutes talking to his brother, and when BIL finally left, my husband got all weepy. Really?? Now that BIL came over and was nice for 5 minutes, and...
    FarAway FarAway 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I really need to vent right now.

    ... everyday she abuses me directly or indirectly...for the sake of peace i keep quiet and dont react to her and talk nicely to her...but she always put me down....as i am preparing for higher studies i try to ignore everything and concentrate on my studies...but she dont want me...
    mimid12 mimid12 26-30, F 9 Responses Aug 24, 2015

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    I have been with my boyfriend

    for 6 years. He has custody of his 2 children, and his step child from a previous marriage. I raise them with my 2 children as my own. Mom is not around. For years MIL makes comments about my children to her son that they are ungrateful or brats. now keep in mind, mine are...
    taintedalyce taintedalyce 36-40, F 3 mins ago

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    We were at a party this past weekend.

    It was work related but with spouses invited and it was a big gala, 4000+ people. In any case, my partner complained that no one talked to him, but he didn't talk to anyone either, even me!! I tried to keep him company but it was also a networking thing. Had the event been...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 5 Responses May 10, 2015

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    I'm going through my 2nd pregnancy

    and it's been difficult compared to my 1st one. It's worse with my mother in law there. She compares her pregnancy with my symptoms. Tells people I'm too old to have this baby but complains that I should be having more grandkids because no one else in her family are having any...
    Darkshadows02 Darkshadows02 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    An Update: So, a bit of time not living under

    my in-laws' roof is finally bringing me some peace, although I do have to endure my MIL visiting every other week. I am trying to make peace with that, especially now that DH and I have agreed that in 5 years we'll be moving far away from them again. We have a good plan - he...
    FarAway FarAway 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Can you tell my MIL is back in my life?

    I'm only sharing this story because it may help someone decide whether to make the same mistakes I made. LOL! It's sad I know. Navigating through this crap takes a lifetime apparently! You'll probably make the same mistake and if you do, forgive yourself. Tough boundaries are...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 2 Responses Dec 14, 2015

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    So she is mean crude

    and rude . But my husband gets angry because I have nothing nice to say about her ever. Gee I really wonder why ?well if she were nice 90 percent of the time instead of nasty 90 percent then maybe I could be .i really do not understand some people why and how would he even...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    It's been a long time

    since I posted in here. I'll do my best to keep it under a gazillion characters but there's a lot to catch up on... We moved a few months ago across the seas to be closer to DH's family. Yeah, I know. What were we thinking? Actually, we also had some serious financial reasons...
    FarAway FarAway 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2015

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    OK folks, we're nearly through the most

    stressful time of the year when there is conflict in the family with the in-laws. How are your holidays going?
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 5 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    So what makes her think that

    after disrespecting the boundaries set by us parents and disregarding our words over and over again, that she still have 100% access to the grandson?! She really think she's the fking Queen?? How dare she pulled a ****** face on, of all days, Christmas! No one was forcing her...
    Statice Statice 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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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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    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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    Okay I definitely don't hate her

    but I resent everything she has done since we got married two years ago. I also am constantly annoyed with my husband because he lets her do these things! These things include: waking him up every morning, making him breakfast, having a soda and ibuprofen ready when he gets out...
    Atlasoregon Atlasoregon 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 29, 2015

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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 2 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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    I have been dating my fiance

    for 9 months and were about to get married in May (I'm 19 she's 21 if that makes a difference with the story)..... but I ******* hate her mom. Oh my god, I can't stand this woman. feels like she is obligated to do whatever the **** her mom wants her to do. First off my fiancés...
    ambs57 ambs57 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My MIL isn't involved in my kid's lives

    as much as she should be.
    sooz32 sooz32 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    My husband has finally seen the light!

    He has agreed to move out of there house and totally cut them off. After us fighting the past two weeks he agrees that his whole family is the problem. We are moving back in with my grandmother. We'll finally have money again because we won't be paying other peoples bills. I...
    MoonLightwolf18 MoonLightwolf18 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2015

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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 68 Responses May 4, 2007

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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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    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 7 Responses Jan 25, 2015

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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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