I Have a Difficult Mother-in-law

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 People

    Eleven Years of Stress

    I have been married 11 years to a great husband and father.  But if I would have known than what I know now i think I would have passed.  My Mother-in-law has tried to control our marriage since day one.  Sis-in-law has been trying to control my children for over 6...
    momoffaith momoffaith
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Dec 29, 2007

    It Is Not Looking Good!

    I am getting married soon.  My future mother-in-law is horrible.  She treats me nice one minute and terrible the next. She is retired yet manages to pawn any responsibilities she has on me (I work with my husband at a future business that she is no longer involved with...
    ebayqueen ebayqueen
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 20, 2007

    Drugs, Prostitution, and Screaming Oh My!!

    Ah yes, my mother-in-law is a gem of a person.  Actually I will say this about her, she did change my views on the welfare system! My mother-in-law is a meth addict who lives completely off of the system/welfare, the kindness of others, and prostitution when she needs to...
    hobolady hobolady
    31-35, F
    May 19, 2009

    Difficult Mother-in-law

    Okay dont get me wrong, I love my mother-in-law but believe me it is very hard to deal with her.  I have been with my husband for about 12 years and married almost 10.  When we first got together his mother and him were not speaking but I insisted that he take the first...
    pookachee pookachee
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2009

    Going Crazy

    I am in a tough situation and I'm not sure what to do.  My mother-in-law has always been a challenge but now my husband's entire family stopped talking to us.  About 6 months ago we built a home.  It's nice and new, but nothing extravagant.  Since then, the in...
    momof21177 momof21177
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 21, 2007

    My mother-in-law makes me want to tear my hair

    out sometimes. She's very melodramatic for a 60 year old woman. She freaks out about the SMALLEST of things. Literally. For example, screams like a madwoman at mosquitos and rain if it falls on her.
    HeyyMrsCarter HeyyMrsCarter
    22-25, F
    Jul 1, 2014

    Mother In Law Problems

    Had a great relationship with my in laws until we had children. I've never had a problem with any one in my life so this is very difficult for me to understand. From the day our first was born, for some reason, my mil insisted we visit with them every 3 weeks even though they...
    Indy30 Indy30
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2012


    The most difficult times is midnight, I will just keep thinking about my marriage life and causes me insomnia... I really really dislike my mother in law, she is really really very difficult to stay together with.. My husband is running away from this problems, I feel more and...
    blackberryjuices blackberryjuices
    22-25, F
    Sep 24, 2013

    Difficult Mother-in-law - Need Advice

    I am very sad as I write this note, and normally I am a very upbeat happy person.  What makes it worse is that the reason I am unhappy is because I am allowing my mother-in-law to make me feel that way.  I have been married for 11 years and have 3 children, ages 5 - 8...
    tas108 tas108
    4 Responses Aug 26, 2008

    What a Drama Queen

    Really do not know how to describe her because I am unable to relate to her. First she is not maternial at all in any way.  Her way of showing love and affection is by giving stuff, things and more stuff.  The children all love this but it hasn't taught them a anything...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2008

    Don'T Even Want To See Her Face..

    Don't know how to start and from where to start.... I had a typical arranged marriage.. and that B***h herself chose me for her son... She told my father that she'll take care of me as her own daughter... initially into my courtship she was sweet as sugar... she used to call me...
    ModernDayCindrella ModernDayCindrella
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2013

    Getting Burned

    I feel every stinking time i try to treat my in-laws with the upmost respect and put on a big show for them, I get burned by their comments Of how i should act, treat my husband or how my Character flaws should change...What would you do in my situation?
    DaMizzuz DaMizzuz
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2012

    I just dont know how to deal with my mother in

    law...She doesnt even allow me to cook anything special for my husband..She wants all the control of the house to herself...She only decides what to be cooked, which program to be watched etc...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 25, 2014

    How To Deal With My Mil

    I have a history of events with My MIL but recently we were visiting my oldest daughter in college and took her to Walmart to buy food for her dorm. My MIL was in the next checkout lane and my youngest daughter 4 yo went over and told her we were going to the Best Buffet after...
    wemo33 wemo33
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2010
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