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I Have a Daughter-in-law From Hell

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    18 Years Of Hell

    Our son has been married for 17 years to a woman who has been the daughter-in-law from hell. The first time she met my husband and I, our 20 year old son, who was in the Coast Guard, had brought her to our home for dinner. After the dinner she stood up and said, "I don't like you...
    gmatpa14 gmatpa14 56-60 11 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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    I sincerely do not feel

    that the “blame” should be placed on the DIL, or any “blame” towards not one person. Look, life happens, family happens. As a mother of three, I have found that YOU cannot choose who your children fall into love with. More importantly, it is not a reflection of your...
    nanawhomisseshergirl nanawhomisseshergirl 41-45, F 1 Response May 22

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    User And Abuser The Daughter In Law The Devil Sent

    ou know you have a happy family unit - you are nice people then your son marries the last person on the face of the planet you would have chosen in a million years. However you try you put on a brave face.This someone then systematically uses you and uses you and you say...
    Cassiopie Cassiopie 66-70 4 Responses Sep 15, 2012

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    Daughter- Inlaw

    i think we have the same daughter in -law  we have 1 son and we are close and 2 grandson  she got rid of all his friend now  we are on the hitlist   we have tried to do every thing to get on her good side she just whats him and her family  just like the old saying your son...
    chaise chaise 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2011

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    Daughter In Law From Hell !!!

    This daughter in law thinks she is the greatest thing since sliced bread ! she is only 21 and has 1 child and 1 on the way , of course she is the expert in child raising . She uses the child as a pawn , so when i say or do anything that she don't like I don't get to see my...
    girl55 girl55 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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    Estranged From Son & Dil

    Every since my son met his now wife she has not tried to become part of our family. It appears it's been her goal to create "their" family to the exclusion of us. That would be fine if she did the same with HER parents and family. But NO - they are great and we're nothing...
    LuLuF LuLuF 61-65, F 13 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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    And This Is Just The Beginning!

    I knew I was in trouble when my future daughter in law bought me my dress for her wedding. She paid 50 bucks for it on Amazon. It was a size 14 (Im a size 8) and looked like something a nun would wear in the 1940's. She would be wearing a $10,000.00 Vera Wang, her mother, an $800...
    Serenityno Serenityno 51-55 5 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    Daughter In Law From Hell

    Ever since my son started dating his now wife, she has been nothing but a pain in my side.  The relationship started out by her accusing my son of beating her tying her up and she made friends with a police officer and set him up and they had him arrested.  When his...
    ppollard ppollard 51-55, F 15 Responses Jan 4, 2010

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    I Win The Daughter-in-law-from-hell Award.

    My DIL has actually said these words to me: "You are selfish, inflexible, and you do not consider other people's feelings." "I know you had a difficult childhood, so I would have thought that you would have made a better effort". "Yeah, lets talk about your other kids..." She...
    Taxmom Taxmom 56-60 3 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Daughter-in-law To Be Troubles.

    Ok so there was a friend of my daughter that needed a place to stay.........I allowed her to stay in my home for 7 months{Idiot moment}. She then developed a relationship with my son.  Now that they are engaged she will not even let him see his family. He works nights and if...
    AndiBloodworth AndiBloodworth 36-40 3 Responses Sep 11, 2010

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    Daughter In Laws From Hell Oh Yes

    I have three daughters in law who are all in their mid to late 40's, all are single and all are attached to their father like a child to it's mother's nipple.  They have done literally everything they can to destroy my marriage.  After nearly one divorce, and a recovery they...
    Reichwein Reichwein 51-55 1 Response Aug 26, 2011

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    Where To Turn?

    Twelve years ago, we lost our twenty year old son in a car accident. Naturally the conseqences of that loss are devastating and we have had to try so hard to pull our lives together and move forward. If that were not enough for one family, our remaining son met and married soon...
    milljack milljack 66-70 5 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    Not One, But Three!!

    My son married the first wife at 20, a private in the army, lonely and tired of living under the eyes of his command. Met her at a party and less than two weeks later they were living off post and married. She tried to get money from me but couldn't then tried from my mother. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    Conflicted

    I had a wonderful dinner with two of my sons and their girls. Discussion turned to my upcoming silver anniversary. My husband and I work very hard and have never made a thing of our wedding anniversaries. It's durning busy holiday season and barely any steam is left to celebrate...
    Junnifer Junnifer 41-45 5 Responses Jun 1, 2013

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    Walking Dead Looks Like A Peacful Place....

    Hello. I'm looking for any MIL advice I can get. I am not perfect. But I thought I did a pretty good job raising my Son. I've been married for over 35 yrs with a Daughter and a Son. I have only heard how wonderful my Son is for over a decade. My DIL started her manipulation...
    momremoved momremoved 56-60 5 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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    Triple H

    Well I guess that my story starts jan of 09 when without even asking us our son moved his than girl friend into our house.  We didn't get angry we were under the impression that her family didn't care about her. And when they finished moving her things in with the help of her...
    grammers grammers 51-55 1 Response Jan 2, 2012

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    Why Is It Always The Mother-in-law's Fault?

    Everywhere I search on the web, I see sites where MIL's can vent, but always a DIL has to interject her nasty comments. I am just looking for a site where I can explain my DIL's narcissistic and controling behaviors and to seek some type of understanding and commiseration from...
    anonmil anonmil 56-60, F 5 Responses Oct 31, 2012

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    What Makes A Bad Daughter-In-Law?

    Hi there, I am a DIL and I do NOT have a great relationship with my MIL. I don't really know her all that well because we live so far away, but she hates me with a passion...... And I can't figure out why. So, as per the title, I am wondering what actions turn a DIL to a "DIL...
    Relise Relise 26-30 2 Responses Mar 3, 2013

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    Daughter In Law From Hell

    My son got married 2 years ago and I have a 3 yr old granddaughter. My daughter in law is very jealous and a nasty person. She is always trying to make my son hate me...she is always calling him Mama's boy but when they are in financial trouble they come to me first...I try to be...
    simbaoshell simbaoshell 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    Frustrated

    My other children have given up trying to have a relationship with my son, primarily because of the DIL. They do blame my son for the actions of his wife. They hate how he allows her to treat me. The trouble is, I'm the only one who tries to address these problems. I cannot say...
    Junnifer Junnifer 41-45 1 Response May 28, 2013

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    One And Only Son

    I too, have just one son, an only child.  He has been married to this gal for 5 years and they have a 6 year old daughter.  I adore my granddaughter!!!  My problem is her Mother!  I do everything I can to help them, cell phone bills paid monthly, much cash handed over, bills...
    thegoodwitchmil thegoodwitchmil 51-55 5 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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    Very Ungrateful Daughter-in-law!!

    I am a grandmother to a beautiful grandson who is 21/2.  Since this baby was born to this date, I drive to their home Monday-Friday, 7:15 am-5:00pm, approximately 25 minute drive (one way), to take care of him.  I have hardly missed a day taking care of him.  I do not receive...
    vhock55 vhock55 56-60 8 Responses Nov 8, 2011

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    Pig In A Poke

    My daughter-in-law is the laziest woman on the planet. She does nothing - I have watched my son work 15 hours in the day while she sat and cross-stitched. She comes to the table when a 1st class meal is cooked for her and walks back to an easy chair straight after. I have had...
    sninko sninko 56-60 3 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    My Sons Wife Was A Willing Paid Participent

    My sons wife was a willing paid participent in the affair she had with my husband her fatherinlaw.She charged $50 a pop (not even a classy hooker). I trusted and loved both of them. Soon after my now x ended it she got pregnant to our son ? anyway I fell inlove with my 1st...
    trustingfool1 trustingfool1 46-50 2 Responses Dec 8, 2012

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    Mother In Law - To Gullible - Estranged Daughter In Law "psychopath"???

    Mother in Law -- too gullible, too stupid ???? Daughter in Law -- psychopath ???? Son -- talk, talk no action ???? The calculating cuckoo -- laid his egg in our nest !!!!! Research shows that traits like “ Charisma, Charm, being liked by people on face value, very...
    winaley winaley 61-65, F 4 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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    My Granddaughter....

    My son married his wife a year and a half ago, and they recently became parents to my first grandchild, a girl! (which is very cool since I am only the mother of boys). To top it off, my new granddaughter was born on my birthday! We drove the next day to meet the next baby, and...
    stormcloud2win stormcloud2win 46-50 3 Responses Jun 28, 2012

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    For 20 years my wife has kept this women in the background and I have felt we've had a 3 way relationship. Now she has moved her to the town we live and I can't deal with it
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    Yesterday my mother in law incessantly kept giving me annoying passive aggressive advice, and I told her (loudly and very annoyed) to please stop because I am an adult and KNOW how...
    xinderellah xinderellah 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    My whole life was normal healthy young women and never had met a evil person before.. She the one is able to have power with money, controlling over my ex husband, and she got...
    Lambbroken Lambbroken 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I just really need to let this out. When I first met my S/O, my relationship with his family was great (for the first few weeks). I went to a concert with his mother, got along...
    blamegame91 blamegame91 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    so yeah i have been in a super abusive relationship. more than once where i was raped 17 times, ive been hit so many times that i can't even count them and i have been kidnapped...
    Romitri657 Romitri657 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Going to their house this weekend. If I come home still feeling good about the person I am it will be a win. I am not book smart. Math? Ha. Forget it. They are engineers. I...
    aquiver aquiver 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    My sister has been gone since the morning she went to work and my brother in-law came to my house to see if I can cook something for him and since I was in the middle of cleaning...
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I sometimes blame menopause for my MIL erratic behavior, but I believe she's just crazy. My father in law and her are divorced for a century now. He really gets anxiety from any...
    Worleybirdie Worleybirdie 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm wondering if I should set my grudges aside and just "forgive" her after her whole 2 year mental tirade. Everyone says you find "peace" by forgiving but I question myself if...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 11 Responses Jun 22

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    My mother and I got along when I 1st got with my boyfriend. it's been 3yrs now that him and I have been together and she's getting on my nerves now. we moved in with her cuz she so...
    emlopez1109 emlopez1109 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I cannot deal with her. I hate to use the word hate, but it's pushing that point. First, she plays herself to be a saint. She does not drink, she does not curse. That's fine...
    1MoreSilverDollar 1MoreSilverDollar 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    If you all have the time to stop by my problem...... yes I hv bn in an abusive relationship. both physical and mental. it was traumatic. dreadful. I felt miserable. and it all...
    darkersideoflife darkersideoflife 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 22

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    I had transferred in my job to a location on the other side of the state. We had sold our home and were looking for a home in that area. We were staying at the in-laws till we...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I'm experiencing emotional distress because of my future mother in law, and it's making me feel guilty every day. My fiance and I have been together for 2 years, we're very happy...
    xinderellah xinderellah 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Well,sometimes i can't stand her!I called her last week,because my husband ,has a family member,(who we haven't seen in 5 years)coming next weekend.I thought it would be nice if...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 21

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