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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 23 hrs ago

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    My Bithchy MIL Has A Change Of Heart So the

    last time I shared my story. It was about one of my confrontations with my MIL. How Bitchy she was and what she used to do to me. Anyways Now there has been a new interesting development in My story. Anyways We Finally went back to My Husbands home City after 5 years. The only...
    madhomemaker madhomemaker 22-25, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I don't know what to do.

    I have to sit down and have a talk with my MIL, FIL, and fiance in a day or two. Why? Because she wants to tell me some "concerns" she has with me and my relationship with her son. Oh, ya: and she wants to do it 90 days before the wedding. I am angry. Livid at times...
    IRealizedVienna IRealizedVienna 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 30

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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 a week 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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    My mother in law and sister in law really do

    the most! I am so fed up of them I wished there was a place I could banish them to, never to be seen again. As indicated in the previous story (http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Hate-My-Mother-In-Law/5773371), my husband and I are now residing in our house. The same house...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 9 Responses May 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    She's stealing from my home!

    To elaborate, I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years, I've never liked his mother in law. She's 50 in perfect health, lives in a single wide trailer and doesn't work and single. She gets by in life by having her 80 year old mother pay for her expenses. She has every excuse in...
    Worleybirdie Worleybirdie 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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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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    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 8 Responses Apr 8

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    I don't even know where to begin.

    I got married 3 years ago and only few months into my marriage her true colours started showing. She hates me. She hated me since day one. I haven't done anything to her. I wish I had known before what she was like, I would never have gotten married to her son. But she faked it...
    Faith89 Faith89 22-25, F 3 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 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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    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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    ...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 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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    Have you ever had a moment

    where it comes back to haunt you? Have you ever had a moment where you felt hurt, and rage at the same time? Have you ever had a moment where you felt defeated, and hopeless? Have you ever had a moment where you finally came to realise that there is evil in this world, and you...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 5 Responses May 11

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    I hate it when she buts in my discussions with

    my daughter I try so hard to desipline her my way but the lady comes and freaking tells her the opposite!!!! I am so pissed off right now its not even funny I just went to pick up my daughter from school cause she had a tummy ache I looked at my girl and told her if u feel sick...
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    So my soon to be husband

    and I got our marriage license the other day :D so we now have three months to get married. Yes, that part is rushed but for other reasons, we never planning on having a huge wedding, just something small with family and friends. Well, with the time limit that we have we decided...
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My mother-in-law and Father-in-law owned 120

    acre farm. The barn was pretty fantastic. It was 3 stories with an elevator up the middle. My sister-in-law lived in the older farm house next door. She had 6 children. My mother-in-law would gimp around saying she was to crippled up to do farm chores. She'd guilt the...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate my mother in law.

    She's an angel, a living Buddha, and the most generous person in the world... to her son. I got married and moved to the US 3 years ago. They come to the US so frequently and forces me to call them everyday even if they don't answer the phone. When they're not around i have to...
    Katesf Katesf 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 29

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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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