MIL Is Controlling and Awful

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1887 posts
Buzzing bee

@Hope_To_Be_MrsLovebug:  What is the history of your relationship with her?  Have you had problems in the past?  Are there other reasons she may not like you, or serious reasons that you truly didn’t want her in the room while you got dressed?

Post # 4
534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh my gosh, what a mess!  I’m so sorry!

I wouldn’t worry too much about her little temper tantrum, though.  I’m sure everyone could see that she was acting like a brat.  Just let her cry it out and I’m sure she’ll come around.  And if she doesn’t…well, like you said, good thing she lives hundreds of miles away!

Post # 5
1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I’d definitely let her simmer down a bit before talking to her.  She acted like a spoiled child, expecting to get her way no matter what.  Good for you for standing your ground!  It was your wedding day, not hers, and she needs to get over it.

Post # 6
2429 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Hope_To_Be_MrsLovebug:  My mother-in-law is similar (in that she thought the wedding day should be more about her and her other children — not myself and the groom), although she didn’t try to intrude on the bridal suite while I was getting ready! Huge props to your vendors for being so firm in refusing her entry.

I’m so sorry she was such a nightmare. How does she normally treat you and your husband? Did anyone else in the family stand up for you and/or confront her? 

We’re dealing with a hellish situation with my own MIL in the moment. She hasn’t spoken to us in three months. 

Post # 7
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Hope_To_Be_MrsLovebug:  She sounds like a piece of work…and very much like my step-sister who on her wedding day called my mother (who along with my stepdad did a lot of their wedding planning) a gold digging wh*re, terrorised the hairdresser by screaming at her when she changed her mind on her hair at the last minute, screamed at the photographer for some reason I can’t remember and basically went ape-shit for no apparent reason.

We kind of let it go because she was the bride, but if I were in your position I would have had someone escort her off the property and ignored her until she apologised…

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