I Have a Nightmare Indian Mother-in-law

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 56 People

    Worst Mother-in-law & Sis-in-law combo!

    My MIL and SIL have been ruining my day to day life for the past 5 years. I really have had enough of their terrible behaviour, I just need to get my story heard!!!! The problems started before I married my husband - my SIL was the first to change her colours - I think I must...
    FabDevi FabDevi
    5 Responses Feb 17, 2012

    She Always Tries To Send Me On A Guilt Trip!!!

    Living with your mil is no easy job. Since my husband told her that me and him were eventually gonna move out and get our own place, she has been an absolute nightmare. She has tried to make us both feel really guilty. Bear in mind she has another son living with her, so she will...
    c0nfuzed c0nfuzed
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2012

    Acts Innocent But In Reality,She Is A Monster

    Well,here is my story..am married to a north Indian guy and I am a south Indian..at the time of marriage, I assumed that my MIL is as innocent as my hubby..then first day of marriage started the drama..she was saying that she didn't get enough gold. To that comment, my sister in...
    radicalc radicalc
    4 Responses Apr 7, 2013

    I Cant Live Like This Any Longer

    I am fed up of having to keep everything in and just grin and bear it!!! I have told my hubby that I am not having kids while living in her (my mils) house!!! She has already ruined the married life I have had so far, I cannot bear to think that she will have rule over my kids...
    c0nfuzed c0nfuzed
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 4, 2012

    To My Opinionated Mil: I'm Not Always Gonna Be Able To Bite My Tongue!

    So I live with my very extremely opinionated mil; who thinks I do not have a brain of my own. she watches my every move within the house, always wants to know why ive been out, who ive been with, what I did. even my own parents never used to ask that much! I know I live in her...
    c0nfuzed c0nfuzed
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2013

    I Found Out Its Not All In My Head!!!!

    I love my husband dearly, he is amazing, we have a happy strong marriage.. apart from my mil.. She is an absolute pain in the a**!!!! So awhile ago i wrote about how i felt that maybe in my head i was making out the my mil is worse than she actually is.. I was convinced that my...
    c0nfuzed c0nfuzed
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 14, 2012

    Mother In Law From The Depths Of Hell

    I have been married to my husband for 10 years. We dated two years prior to that. He did try to warn me about his crazy parents. But, I couldn't believe anyone could be so racist these days. I was wrong. My father in law still refers to me as "the fat white girl". My mother in...
    Thatcostsmoney Thatcostsmoney
    4 Responses Jan 30, 2012

    Huff! Ladies, this is gonna be a loong one!

    I do not even know where to start! Well, as per Indian customs, it is alright for you to marry your cousin (as in, u can marry your mom's brother's son/daughter-- Very weird I know) So, a little lesson in history before I get to the torture; my present narcissistic, talkative...
    KT6677 KT6677
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 23, 2013

    My Punjabi Mother-in-law Sends Me Round the Bend!

    How long is someone expected to nod sweetly and pretend to agree, so as not to offend their mother-in-law? Well, I've been doing it for 15 years now. OK, there has been a few occasions when she's pushed the wrong button and I've completely lost it. It takes a lot to make me cross...
    salaciousc salaciousc
    14 Responses Feb 16, 2009

    My Mil Accused Me Of Kidnapping Her Son (my Husband) :s

    Today was the only day I've had off work in the past 10 days; so I expected to be able to chill out and relax (as you might - I have no children). So I went downstairs to have some breakfast; on the way down I heard my mil arguing with my husband. This was not unusual because...
    c0nfuzed c0nfuzed
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 7, 2012

    Mil Broke Up My Marraige

    After many years she succeeded in breaking up our marriage, telling her son once we had kids inwould blackmail him and effectively she projected her own life onto him ( they had their son to make their marriage work and then she couldn't escape although her nice husband still...
    Sadgirl121 Sadgirl121
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Nov 2, 2012

    Hello. It looks like not many have posted

    recently but I truly need to vent and get some insight. I am Hispanic and my fiancé is Indian. His family is from Gujarat, India. We have been dating for 5 years and got engaged 6 months ago. There was always tension because his parents were extremely unhappy that he was...
    latinaRN latinaRN
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Feb 19, 2015

    I'm glad I found this blog

    and to know that others have similar experiences. My almost MIL made it her mission to destroy my relationship with her son and it worked like a charm. He's back in India and I'm in the states and she has convinced him to hate me. The kicker? It all happened because I...
    Ry1234 Ry1234
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

    Is It Just My Imagination..?

    After three years of putting up with my imil from hell.. I have often wondered is it all in my head, is it really as bad as it feels.. Then I see her face and I know it is... Its not that shes a bad person, I mean everyones individual... I just can't live with her. Im the type of...
    c0nfuzed c0nfuzed
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2012

    Brown Aunties, Mil,sil! Ugh

    Just a little background, Im not Indian but my hubby is. I have a very different culture than his, and I am not religious. His family is FANATICALLY Hindu (which is great for them, no need to shove it down my thorat) My family and I respect their religiousity and their culture...
    QueenBeezy QueenBeezy
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2012

    Indian Mils = Not For The Faint Hearted

    IMILs require an extreme amount of patience and fake smiles... They have the ability to destroy your patience and can make you wish you never got married. They think they are always right and always know the best way to do EVERYTHING; this includes things that they have never...
    c0nfuzed c0nfuzed
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2012

    What Have I Done To Deserve A Mil Like This?!

    Me and my dh married at 22 because we were both happy to; the only downside was that I would be living with my MIL in her house! I didn't realise it could be so bad because we had spent so much time together before the wedding and got on like we'd known eachother for years. So we...
    c0nfuzed c0nfuzed
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2012

    Mil Is A Time Wasting B***h!!!!!!

    Well sometimes I dont even know where to begin.. Been married a while now, feels like years and years.. Probably because i am living with my IMIL from hell!! So she undermines me at every chance, her actions make absolutely no sense to me. She asks my opinion on things and then...
    c0nfuzed c0nfuzed
    26-30, F
    Nov 14, 2012

    There Is No Stopping Her!!!!

    Right I really need to get this off my chest; long story short, married for 3 years, me and my dh have great marriage, mil pain in the a**!!! And I live with her! I work in software design; sometimes I get to work from home instead of going into the office, great for me gives me...
    c0nfuzed c0nfuzed
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2013

    Get Me Out Of Here!

    I haven't written in a while but things have got progressively worse! So I decided to go away with my husband for his birthday... to me this seems like a normal thing to do! But did she like it? NO!!!! Why are you going away for so long? She asked me, bearing in mind we were only...
    c0nfuzed c0nfuzed
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 25, 2013

    Lifetime Sentence

    Just to add to the mix, I also have live with MIL, and have done so for 20 years plus.  She is not a bad person, she just thinks that she is right all the time, and uses every trick in the book, when you try to make her think differently.  I am sure you are all...
    sensiblegirl sensiblegirl
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 2, 2009

    Abcd Meets Gori....pimil (psychotic Indian Mother-in-law) Looses Her Mind

    Five years ago I met my adorable husband in college.  When we began dating we knew quite early on that we were soul mates.  He warned me very early on that his mother was crazy and that she would have a problem with him dating me since I am American (white).  He...
    MilkyChai MilkyChai
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Feb 22, 2010

    My Mil Is Killing My Marriage!!!

    Iv been married 11 months and its been nothing short of a nightmare. In my house there is my hubby, me, my mil and fil, then hubbys older brother,his girlfriend, his teenage son and her daughter. To say the least the house is more than packed. Hubbys family is EVERYTHING to him...
    Fmltrapped Fmltrapped
    5 Responses Jul 4, 2013

    Does anyone have a MIL

    that uses passive aggression in an attempt to make you feel inadequate? I'm trying to understand if I'm being super paranoid! Would appreciate any advice or comments!??
    epicjuggler epicjuggler
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2014

    The Pits Of Being Married To An Indo-canadian

    Where to begin? I am an Indo-Canadian and married Indo-Canadian. My mother in law was widowed a few years prior to our wedding and let me tell you the drama she had caused. She from day one said that I do not spend any time with her, take her out, I do not cook and clean, and...
    healinginprogress healinginprogress
    3 Responses Mar 14, 2012

    Mother In Law From The Depths Of Hell

    I have been married to my husband for 10 years. We dated two years prior to that. He did try to warn me about his crazy parents. But, I couldn't believe anyone could be so racist these days. I was wrong. My father in law still refers to me as "the fat white girl". My mother in...
    Thatcostsmoney Thatcostsmoney
    1 Response Jan 30, 2012

    What's With Indian Mother In Laws And Wedding Dresses?

    My Indian mother in law looked like she was gonna cry if she didn't get an opportunity to pick out my wedding dress. She said that it was her birthright. I find it strange that she would feel so strongly about this outdated indian tradition after being immersed for decades in...
    3 Responses Jan 20, 2013

    Whats In A Name?

    Why do we change names after marriage ? Where did this tradition originate from? A recent incident made me research... It was about 5 months after marriage...My MIL and I went to visit my close friend for her wedding day...My friend was addressing me with my maiden name and my...
    Fight4Women Fight4Women
    26-30, F
    Nov 15, 2012

    My Mother In Law Is The Meanest Person In The World

    I've been married only 5 months. My mother in laws actions are putting me in a postion where I don't know if my marriage will last much longer. My husbands family is indian so is mine. She is greedy and selfish. She says mean things to everyone in my family especially me. My...
    shailla shailla
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Nov 16, 2009
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