Post # 1
Please post any funny, awkward, horrible, whatever stories about in-laws!
note: this is not meant to be a malicious thread, just for venting, possibly laughing, and keeping it so we don’t all feel alone.
I will start:
When my fiance called his sisters to tell them that we were engaged the first one burst into tears and hung up and the second one said that she couldn’t understand why I possibly wanted to be a part of a family that didn’t want me.
How’s that for a warm welcome? Yay!
To make matters worse my fiance’s family set up a “family meeting” a week or two afterwards once my fiance expressed how peeved he was at them for their response. We all had to have a pow wow and “explain ourselves” or something. I didn’t really explain anything though. I basically just sat there and listened to a bunch of people defend their horrible behavior because the news of me marrying their brother was “just so shocking.” (We’d been living together for over a year…)
Not really sure why they are so against me. My FI was married before and I think his family is still getting used to the adjustment. In all honesty though, at first I am much more stereotypically the “type of girl you bring home to mom” than his ex is at first glance, so I don’t really know why the hate me so much without really knowing me yet. They really clicked with the ex, and she is a great woman, but that does NOT excuse being so rude!!!
Post # 3
@Gabthebee: heres on we dont talk to his mother anymore because she is a pyscho bitch! one she tried to steal his deployment money before i met my dh when he was a child she would kick him out and tell him not to come home until it was dark and whore around and cheat on her husband got a new husband cheated on him with her current fling but claims to be one of those women who is a good christian and that you have to be a good person never leave your marriage treat your kids good blah blah
before she even met me she had my dh ex find me on facebook and harass me and call me a striper and a whore and imply that my dh was cheating really lady your like 60 and your having my dh ex facebook me with this? lol i laughed at his ex and blocked her i did tell my dh and he blew it he hates his ex i mean hate her so when he found this out he ripped his mom a new one!
then we went to michigan to visit and let me tell you it was cold as fuck so i was wearing like to two jackets long pants i was fully covered and usually dress conservative well his sister told us that when we left she said i was a nasty whore and self centered and just cared about my looks and i looked like a slut! since when was wearing winter clothes being a slut but ok wv! we have cut all ties with her and dont talk to her and no one else in her family talk to her either expect her younger son. she hates me because i had my dh realize how she was using him and taking his money and she didnt like that! oh well she has now lost all contact with me and my dh because my dh does not allow people to disrespect me!
Post # 4
@marinewife4: by the way im not a stripper im a paramedic taking a break and going to nursing school!
Post # 5
When we announced our engagement to my FFIL, he just stared blankly at us and said, “What is that? Is that a promise ring? It’s real? Oh, I wasn’t expecting that.”
I’ve been engaged since July 2012 and he has yet to say congratulations or even ask when the wedding is. I get that he doesn’t care about the planning, but come on… shouldn’t he at least want to know the date?
Post # 6
When I first met my FI’s parents his mother didn’t even want me to step foot in her house. She was pissed because her dream was for my FI to end up with their pastor’s daughter. WTF?!?
Post # 7
I had someone say NO congratulations whatsoever… just a blank stare then ” **MY NAME**, engaged is NOT married”
LOL!!! Just be happy for me already!!!
Post # 8
jeepers these people sound awful! I love my in laws 🙂 sorry to gloat!
Post # 9
Chinese Mother-in-laws are the worst. I just had an actual real life conversation with mine about how it’s my fault that i’ve had so many complications during my pregnancy due to the fact that we have been redecorating and rearranging furniture throughout…
It’s not that I have been doing stuff because I haven’t it’s because they believe that it’s bad luck to make any changes in your home when you are pregnant. I’m supposed to wait until after the baby is born to do things like the nursery and making room for it in the home, otherwise I am tempting fate.
The “complications” I have had during my pregnancy included my waters breaking at 24 weeks and ending up in hospital for 2 weeks in fear for my childs life. I am now at home on bedrest and my baby could come at any moment so while I know she can be blunt and superstitious and usually doesn’t mean anything by it, it’s really not what I want to hear at the moment.
Post # 10
My MIL is a nightmare.
Let’s see, where to start.
She has made many racist comments to my face, to my FI about me, and in front of his family (no less at Thanksgiving dinner). Examples of her comments: “I saw a pretty girl today and asked her what she was. She said she was Mexican. I said you can’t be Mexican, all Mexicans are ugly.” “I fucking HATE Mexicans.” “All Mexicans are gangbangers and do nothing but steal.” “Why can’t they learn how to speak English?!” (She has a very thick Vietnamese accent herself.)
She has told me my dad will never love me as his child because we are not blood related. That he loves my step-siblings more because they are his blood children. My dad has raised me since I was 2. When I told my dad what she said he started crying.
She once was screaming at my fiance telling him what a disappoint he was to her. I told her to stop and she said I wasn’t allowed to talk because I didn’t matter. Then she turned that anger towards me and all I said was “Stop yelling at me!” Then she raised her hand to hit me, but FI stepped in.
She has made up stories about me to FI’s siblings (most I’ve never met because they live in different states). They hate me because they’re only going off her stories.
She is a psychopath. I’ve never met anyone in my life so poisonous.
Post # 11
Needless to say we don’t tak to her anyone, she’s not invited to the wedding, and his other family members are choosing not the come because of her.
She has a lot of money and is constantly paying for their things like rent, car payments, medical bills, flights, everything. She does this so she has control over them and a say so in their lives. In return they give her their loyalty.
The few family members that I’ve met get along with me and think it’s crazy what she’s done. But they also try not to get involved because they don’t want to get on her bad side.
Post # 13
@marzipanda: totally agree with Chinese MILs
I have so many stories but I’ll just give one…
DH told me that his mother thought I was overbearing and demanding. I’m really not… or at least I don’t think so :P. Anyway there was a lot of drama at my wedding that I won’t go into. The day after the wedding, MIL had a talk with me. She said that now that I’m married to her son, she considers me a part of her own flesh and blood. If I had any problems I should discuss it with them. She got teary and I did too. I was thinking maybe this won’t be too bad after all. Then she ended with if I ask my husband to do something in public I should do it nicely otherwise I would seem overbearing. I left the room feeling wtf. I told my DH what happened and he said that sounds like something she would do.
This is why we live across the country from them. They stayed over once and even my parents couldn’t stand them. They love to twist words around into gossip. They get to stay in a hotel next time they visit.