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I Have An Evil Mother-in-law

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    Urgh!

    So after a long time of MIL pretty much being gone, she is back again. FIL has passed away and the time of my MIL journey that I have been dreading the most is now upon us, MIL in widowhood. As usual, MIL has to be the corpse at every funeral and the bride at every wedding, so...
    AwayFromHer AwayFromHer 36-40 1 Response Jun 1, 2013

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    Smile On Face, Knife Behind Back!

    This year I am turning 50 years old, and so is my sister-in-law (husband's sister). Her birthday is a month after mine. The mother-in-law helps to plan an early surprise 50th birthday party for sister-in-law on MY birthday. I love my sister-in-law and would not do anything to...
    meesmom meesmom 46-50 2 Responses Sep 10, 2012

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    Had To Ring Police To Remove Mother In Law

        So my MIL is a real psycho. Last year i ended up getting a protection order against her due to her abuse to me and my one year old daughter........ After six months she managed to wean her way back into my home, sstaying in my living room, controling me...
    EzyBreezyBeautiful EzyBreezyBeautiful 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2009

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    Yesterday it was my father in laws birthday.

    My mother in law only had my husband and I and our two kids come over. The night before she asked us to bring the cake. My husband said "dad asked us not to bring anything". But, after an argument with my husband because I wanted to get him a tim hortons gift card, I said then...
    tatkayalee tatkayalee 31-35 1 Response Mar 16

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    Why Me...>???? Hoping I'm Not Alone

    Such a long/complicated story..where to begin... about 16 yrs ago, I called my MIL to ask if she would send her "then" husband over to my house to re-light the pilot on my furnace...it was cold outside and I had a brand new baby and my hubby was working graveyard..so I was alone...
    Crissy1173 Crissy1173 36-40 Jun 17, 2012

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    She Is The Devil!!!

    Hi I would like to share my MIL experience with you guys. This could end up being along story I have to share so here we go. I first meet my husband when I was 16 and he was 15. My future MIL acted like I was totally right for her son and she wanted nothing more than us to be...
    babydea81 babydea81 31-35 3 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    Define Evil...

    Having qualities tending to injuries and mischief.  Having or exhibiting bad moral qualities. Wicked, vicious- conduct, thoughts, heart and words. Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, calamity. Unpropitious.  Anthing which impairs the happiness of a being from the...
    tanya14 tanya14 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2011

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    Trapped

    I've lived with MIL for 12 years.  The past two I have noticed things missing, items of my clothes torn, items placed in my car (my extra set of keys has been missing during this time), certain foods that I like always turned backwards in the refrigerator, endless...
    pisces1ch2000 pisces1ch2000 46-50, M 3 Responses May 18, 2010

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    Respect?

    I am hoping this will be theraputic since I am about to do something that goes against every fiber of my being. I know my story doesn't compare to some of the others posted and I feel for you all and my heart goes out to anyone whose mother in law pulls this kind of BS. My...
    Ailwynnnn Ailwynnnn 26-30 7 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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    All For Naught

    My husband and I are both 27, and we have been married 3.5 years. We met 5 years ago, randomly at a random party, and things clicked. We have been together exclusively ever since. Being two nationalities, we decided to marry halfway between our parents' homes in a courthouse...
    HJ86 HJ86 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    Tip of the Iceberg - Part One

    PART ONE             For over twelve years, my wife’s mother has brought terror, abuse, and pointless stress and ongoing trauma to our family, friends, and neighbors in ways that I truly believe that most people could not...
    Opossum Opossum 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2007

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    MIL Manipulator

    I dated my husband for 10 years before we got married. I've been married now for less than a year and the moment I returned from my honeymoon my mother in law has made my life hell. In the years that I have dated my husband she was very insulting she would say things like she...
    katbat00 katbat00 36-40 5 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    Finding The Strength From Within!

    A lot has happened since I wrote "Respect?" yesterday about my MIL. I commented on FB that respect is earned and not forced and she blew up. She has officially cut us out of her lives and is in the process of turning his family against us. Now for my sake I am really sorry it all...
    Ailwynnnn Ailwynnnn 26-30 3 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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    2014 with MIL so far,

    At the start of the year, MIL is now calling relatives and friends a lot with messages about not being alive much longer. End of January she is now doing suicide attempts, and then after the attempt she called both BIL and DH to announce what she did and leaves a suicide note...
    AwayFromHer AwayFromHer 36-40 2 Responses Mar 29

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    My Year 2013 with MIL FILs death meant

    that we saw MIL a lot now all of a sudden, which was a change as usually I go near her maybe three times a year. In January of 2013My husband works with MIL to execute FILs will with MIL, my DH still gives her his best regardless of she treats him, and there are meetings...
    AwayFromHer AwayFromHer 36-40 Mar 29

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    Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop!

       I'm not even sure wear to start. I'm not even married to him yet, we will marry on Oct/16 this year 2010. we have bean in love seance we were in the 8Th grade but never dated till we were 22.  throe all those years his mother and i were VERY CLOSE, i did not...
    waytoforgiving waytoforgiving 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2010

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    Mil Has Borderline Personality Disorder

    I am lucky that my MIL lives 2,000 miles away from us and I have very little contact with her. So, I have no right to complain as much as some of you who live in the same town or even live WITH your MIL. I call her my monster-in-law. First, full disclosure... I have been told...
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    Pure Evil From A So Called Christian Mother In Law!

    My 'dear' mother in law has told me to, "go back to....where I came from..." She has lied so much I have lost track. She has told my husband that apparently he needs "my permission to do 'stuff...' SHe has told me that I have NOTHING whatever to do with the...
    sicktomystomachwithMIL sicktomystomachwithMIL 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    Had To Ring Police To Remove Mother In Law

        So my MIL is a real psycho. Last year i ended up getting a protection order against her due to her abuse to me and my one year old daughter........ After six months she managed to wean her way back into my home, sstaying in my living room, controling me...
    EzyBreezyBeautiful EzyBreezyBeautiful 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2009

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    I started dating my boyfriend in early 2005.

    He had previously been married and divorced TWICE to the same woman due to her infidelities. They had a 6 year old son at the time that neither of them bothered to step up or raise, so grandma took on the duties. Fast Forward to 2014, we are together with two young children of...
    emilygrace1985 emilygrace1985 26-30, F Jan 20

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    My Wicked Mother In-law

    I started dating my husband in our teens. I am 66 years old. When my two sons were born, she went around saying they were not my husband's kids. I have never been with another man in my life. When my oldest son was a year old, she put voodoo stuff in his crib. She denied my...
    jakechris jakechris 66-70 3 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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    The Face Of Evil!

    10 years together, almost a year married. things have slowly gotten worse with his mother, will call her Hitler! after i had our first child he still lived with her.  i would stay a few days and every friday he got paid he would give us both 100 dollars. she had talked him into...
    kathyco kathyco 26-30 3 Responses Nov 14, 2011

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    Cheapskate

    My wife and I have been supporting her mother financially for more than 20 years, which is nearly half of my wife’s life, most of our three children’s lives and more than a quarter of her own life. She is currently retired and living rent-free in a cottage we own. She pays...
    Mtaro Mtaro 70+, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I began dating my wife in October 2012 and met my in-laws in November of that year. My father in law is a celebrity in Mexico and Internationally. The family of my wife while we...
    Poitiers5 Poitiers5 22-25, M Jun 25

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    I had to follow their “Advise,” because my wife would not do anything that would contradict their wishes. a) Living on a budget, I attempted to teach my wife how to manage the...
    Poitiers5 Poitiers5 22-25, M Jun 25

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    At the beginning we got along pretty well and she insisted she didn't want to be 'the stereotypical evil one'. I really believed her and tried to like even her small quirks like...
    maajake maajake 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    It is not so that I hate my mother in law because she in my mother in law. No, no, no. I hate her because she is a bad person. At the begining I wanted to be a friend of hers, but...
    emikolic emikolic 26-30, F Jul 3

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    In 2008 my Mother in law lost h husband . I tried helping her through his illness and after his death and things were ok.I had never had bad feelings toward her in the past,as a...
    helpless69 helpless69 41-45, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    My mother in law is the most annoying person in the world. She drinks like a fish. She smokes like a factory, and somehow she hasn't dropped dead yet. I'm one of her two sons in...
    TheDrunkDuck TheDrunkDuck 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 3

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    Another great article: Narcissistic Mother-in-Law Breaks Up Marriages http://thenarcissistinyourlife.com/narcissistic-mother-in-law-breaks-up-marriages/ The article says when...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I hate my ex mother in law she ruined my life. She made me a slave and mistreated me. She always lied about me and said I was a bad person even though I did all her house work for...
    TearsoftheFalls TearsoftheFalls 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    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...
    XxVivaLaBellaxX XxVivaLaBellaxX 18-21, F Jul 1

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    Dear Ex Mother-in-Law Do not tell me how to handle my child, I've already lived with one of yours and yeah, you failed parenting there.
    SomeCatsBarkRuuff SomeCatsBarkRuuff 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am in a divorce process z reason is my horrible mum in law, the story starts when me n my husband decided to marry she was against that marraige n she humiliated me in her house...
    Alicedreams Alicedreams 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to forgive her. Ate first, when I met her, I thought for sure that I wouldn't have typical awful MIL; but I was wrong. Her snide comments and...
    cfern823 cfern823 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to forgive her. At first, when I met her, I thought for sure that I wouldn't have typical awful MIL; but I was wrong. Her snide comments and back...
    cfern823 cfern823 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I wouldn't normally use the word 'hate' but after 4 years with my soon to be husband I have no other feeling towards my MIL than exactly this! She had made it's quite clear from...
    mbsk01 mbsk01 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Whether your MIL is a full blown narcissist or has developed some of these tools to hook the people around her, instead of just being an honest person (is that really too much to...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 2 days ago

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    Can't believe I'm even admitting this but I have been hurt and tortured to the point that I had a dream not too long ago that I was in a wreck and my MIL was trapped in her...
    KeirsWife KeirsWife 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 30

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    Joining this group was a minor problem for me since I'm not married. But because there's no group about loving your boyfriend's mom and I have no idea how to create a group using...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jun 24

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    Hi all. I am new here and for the last 3 years my mil has been a nightmare! From day one she has been telling my fiancé ridiculous things about me. She tries to convince him that...
    areyna88 areyna88 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I am a first time young mom. My life has completely done a 180 in this last year i had a baby moved out from my husband's mothers house and got married! Now my MIL is nice but she...
    Kittykat52 Kittykat52 22-25, F Jun 28

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    I had a arrange marriage…the very next day mil takes away my gold jewellery worth more than 12 lakhs (without my permission) and keeps it in her locker. I stay mum..n when I ask...
    srinivasleela84 srinivasleela84 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    I am taking care of my mother inlaw, trying my best. I am not so doing much for her she does almost everything by herself yet everybody from the hospital's staff , to my friends...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    My MIL is not a bad person, but she says and does things that get to me. My husband and I are from two different cultures, with people from his culture being more direct and...
    luigisprincess luigisprincess 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    My MIL is a tetraplegic. She was in a car accident and she damaged her c-6 and c-7 vertebrae. She is now wheel chair bound. I know starting a story about how I am unhappy living...
    Natesbabydoll Natesbabydoll 26-30, F Jul 3

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    It's took me a long time to work out but after 4 years I realise there is nothing I can do to change my MIL behaviour and with countless attempts and being beat up psychologically...
    mbsk01 mbsk01 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 26

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    When we were dating me and wife had the house to our selves. We were in the living room having great sex I had her bent over the recliner, all of a sudden in walks her mom. It...
    texas162001 texas162001 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    though I am not married, My mom and my girlfriends mom seem to get along together as well as oil and water... as in if I was to lock the 2 of them in the same room together they...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Jul 14

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    I feel like she is haunting me from the grave! The grave of get out of our life! We told my MIL she was to no longer contact us at all period. She told us our son was a mistake...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 5 Responses