Post # 1
I know I have no right to be jealous, but it’s starting to get to me that Mother-In-Law likes the other daughter in law a lot. It’s just she always talks about her other DIL to me all the time. Like everytime my Mother-In-Law asks me something, she’s always mentions the DIL in the conversation (“Oh DIL likes this. DIL is the same. Well, DIL thinks this and that.”) In short, when she talks to me, she always mentions her other daughter in law.
I know I just have to suck it up and move on, but ugh. Sorry for venting. Are any of you in the same/similar situation?
Post # 3
Does she only have sons? If so, she might just be using the other DIL as a point of reference to be able to relate to you better.
Post # 4
@iammcdibble: Yes, in fact there are only two of them. It’s just a little uncomfortable how she mentions her other DIL all the time. I’m not even exaggerating…
Post # 5
@wdbee2009: Maybe she’s known the other DIL longer than you. Instead of being jealous, work at getting in her good graces.
Post # 6
i can see how you would feel this way.
Its hard to guess at what the situation really is, but try to look at it from other view points.
1) as PP said, its her way to relate to you by bringing up DIL as way to further the conversation
2) Maybe she talks/sees the other DIL more often so its just natural for her to bring her up.
3) She may do the same thing with her sons, but because they are not “in laws” they dont see it as a comparison that one is better, its just her communication method.
Post # 7
I’m in a similar situation. But maybe she mentions you to the other DIL all the time too??
Post # 8
I would just start talking about how awesome my Mom was all the time…see how she likes it!