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I Hate My Mother In Law

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    A Little Advice

    Things right now are going realy well with my MIL and I. Of course she still hates me...but really I do not think that is EVER going to change. There is still tention but scense my husband told her it's not ok to treat us the way she has, she has completly backed off. It's...
    northernlightsalaska333 northernlightsalaska333 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    Hello my friends! I wanted to pop in

    and see how everyone is doing. I have been taking a break from complaining about MIL (I only ever vented here but it had become a daily haunt lol) and for many reasons it has helped me to rest from it, to really focus on and find happiness and stop brewing about HER. It was a...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 1 Response Dec 6

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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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    Moving out was the best decision I made in

    these years. I lived with my in laws for over a year. Whenever my mother in law emotionally and financially abused me, I turned to this site and all the wonderful people from this site helped me a lot, and I had the strength and ideas to go through with every events I had to...
    Doctor2012 Doctor2012 31-35 3 Responses Nov 5

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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 24 Responses Jul 5, 2011

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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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    (no we are not married,

    and dont know if i want be because of her mother) I do not know where to begin, I have been with this girl for 3 years. her mother is very controlling over her. my girl came home from college on break last night, the mil made my girlfriend stay with her last night instead of me...
    countryboyhyde countryboyhyde 18-21, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    Well, hate is a strong word

    but very much dislike is more like it. This is the second time in 2 years she has had to move in with us for financial reasons. My partner and I recently were married so we are newlyweds. The first time she moved in for 3 months, she had just left a relationship. She drove me...
    sadlillian sadlillian 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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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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    What Have I Gotten Myself Into????

    My mother-in-law lives with us, we took her in about a year ago. She has alot of health issues and she couldn't cook for herself and was practically starving herself, so we made the decision to take her in.  I knew it would be hard for us but that was just an understatement...
    Windylittlehound Windylittlehound 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 28, 2007

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    Truth.

    I hate my ******* mother in law. She gets in the way of everything in my life. She draws my wife into her wicked ******* web of hate and suffering, and that in turn is passed on to my wife. Then she takes that **** out on me. There is no polite way for me to say this. There...
    thefragile77 thefragile77 36-40 7 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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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 21-25, F 66 Responses May 4, 2007

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    She is being very irritating.

    Yesterday she told my kids they can decorate the christmas tree with her and she did it last night after they fell asleep and this morning they all woke up crying when they seen it.
    princessjess32 princessjess32 31-35, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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...
    pinterest pinterest 56-60, F 3 Responses May 9, 2013

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    As I have written here a

    while ago, all this experience I earned dealing with my mil and consequently with my husband as her "product" is unwilling, but something I can´t avoid. Since I do own it, it is only fair to share it. When she lived with us and when I was younger and not so mature I felt...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 22

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    She is such a trouble maker I ran into her at

    the food store with my son she didnt see us so we figured we would be nice and beep and wave well big mistake she walks over to the car and with an extremely phonie voice says to me congratulations because we leased a new car mind you we have been leasing new cars every three...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    DisarmingtheDragon

    After years of enduring my mother-in-law's stinging barbs I decided to write them down and create a rule for dealing with her invectives. Happy results ensued! Writing relieved much of the pent-up tension.
    Dragonista Dragonista 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 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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    Hi again! This is the only place I can vent.

    Sorry if its overload. Well in my previous post, my mooching mother in law moved in for the second time in 2 years. She is driving me crazy. And it seems the longer she stays the more annoying it becomes. She does absolutely nothing but watch TV from morning until night. She...
    sadlillian sadlillian 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 8

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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 84 Responses Jun 9, 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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    I don't hate my mil i just get bothered by her

    presence at times. I feel like I am in a constant tug of war that I keep loosing because I refuse to play. I have been getting a bit irritated with MIL lately due to the fact that anytime I serve my DH she ALWAYS insist I give him more of this or that. I know his eating habits...
    depressedlostheartbroken depressedlostheartbroken 26-30 5 Responses Nov 14

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    The Double Bind When I look back I feel Mil

    set me up for failure. I was trapped in a double bind. In simple terms double bind means: damned if you do, damned if you don't, and damned if you say. whatever I did, the outcome would always be negative. I lived with my in laws for 2 years. It's was the worst decision we...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    I can say without a doubt my soon to be ex

    husbands mother is Satan's spawn. She is the most vindictive cruel self righteous demon seed I have ever met. Because my daughter did not invite any children to her wedding the old cow called everyone on that side of the family and told them not to attend. The old bat was mad...
    tamdd tamdd 46-50, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    My mother in law is a repeat offender.

    Before I came along, my Sister in Law (husband's brother's wife) had to endure 4 years of abuse. My mother in law treated her very badly, and still to this day my Sil takes Mil's abuse. When I came into the family, I took the abuse for two years, and realised enough is enough...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 30

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    While it's comforting to know I'm not alone,

    I still feel as though I need to be validated with how I feel towards my MIL. I've confided in girlfriends about my MIL issues, but feel it's hard for them to fully grasp the severity of the emotional pain it causes because most, if not all, are either single, divorced or...
    lolasmama lolasmama 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 20

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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

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    I want to share this

    because I feel so stressed and don't want to constantly complain to my husband. To make a long story short my husband and I made a lot of bad financial choices when we were young and filed for bankruptcy. We rented a great home for 3 years and had zero debt and wanted to start...
    millerb79 millerb79 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 29

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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 2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    I HATE my Mother in Law.

    Yes it's me again :D What can I say I can't get enough of bitching about this evil woman. Anyways; I was on Facebook and had to log onto an old account to try to get photos off of it. The first person that popped up was my MIL I told myself don't look (we have not spoken to her...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 1

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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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    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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    Hello All, I have been married

    for two years. My MIL has five children and my husband is her youngest son. She lives with us. She is very manipulative. I have been a guest in my home for the last two years. I moved from India to South Africa to be with my husband. Unfortunately, love does not pay any...
    SmritiP SmritiP 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 10

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    I'm so po right now I need to get this out

    or I might scream. My husband and I share a home with my in laws, we do everything for them when ever the ask, my husband spent two days fixing her car, spent an entire weekend putting new appliances in her kitchen but when we need a favor it's I'm busy. I need to go Xmas...
    millerb79 millerb79 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    she just caught me ************

    while my gf was at work and just walked out. funny thing was I was ******* off to some of the ladies on this app
    Philup74 Philup74 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 13

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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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    MY mother-in-law feels she has to rule all her

    daughter-in-laws lives. We have a family cabin on a river which is pretty primitive. No running water or electric. On Mother's Day we all are expected to spend the day cleaning the camp. Just what I wanted to do. Flowers and a nice dinner out with the hubby more in line with...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    Just need to vent... We do not talk to my MIL

    for obvious reasons like how she said that my son was a mistake and told my step daughter about how I am not her mother and what adoption really is and about how once I have "my own child" she will not matter anymore to me..yeah... this was when she had her when I was in labor...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    This is just one incident in the many my

    mother-in-law has pulled. For a little back ground on her: she is a practicing RN nurse, she works for Social Services. My mother-in-law decided to take the grandchildren on a shopping trip to a small city about 80 miles from our town. She loaded up 7 grandchildren of all...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 31

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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 don't hate her, but she is very irritating.

    She is very loud, argumentative, and the sound of her manly voice grates on my nerves. She does more talking than listening. For example, my husband or I will just have just said something and she will start every statement either by saying "Not only that" or "No," and then say...
    melhgriff melhgriff 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 9

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    My new rant about my MIL!

    It's been one month since she moved in ( for the second time) and well everyday she is increasingly more annoying! She has absolutely no consideration at all. She makes ridiculous noised, yawns so loud and rude and last night was it for me; she woke up from a nightmare and...
    sadlillian sadlillian 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    She's such a ***** to me.

    Can't wait to put her in a home
    jussme91 jussme91 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    Yesterday I received a letter from my MIL,

    who came very close to making me decide to leave her son this year and was acting as if she'd done nothing wrong. I had sent her a bible study on what God saw the role of parents to be in their adult children's lives. I am not religious, but it was the only article I could...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 6 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Hi.. I was reading through the posts here

    and realized that I am not the only one who is being driven crazy by the MIL. Indian DIL, or "Bahu" as we call it here, thats what I am.... I have been married for nine months now, and she has been with us for seven and a half. The situation was initially so bad that I didn't...
    ruks789 ruks789 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have never liked her.

    Hate is a word I would never use though.She comes to stay with me and moves things till I don't find them.She also tolerates all nonsense from her children.Her daughter ,who is 10 years older than me ,is rude .She does not spare even her husband sometimes.Both my husband and me...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 11

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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 7 Responses Oct 1, 2007

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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 29 Responses Mar 29, 2007

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    I dont care for the description of this topic.

    ... I really dont hate her, but i desperately need advice & right now I am willing to get advice from anyone...there is no question that my mother in law is difficult..she is a compulsive liar, she thrives on drama, she is a hypochondriac who i believe has some degree of...
    Neuronurse Neuronurse 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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