MIL Said What?!

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Um, rude! Unless she calls you the favorite fiancee, that is absolutely not okay!

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think you’re taking it way to personally.  My SIL does that with me, I just say … meh you’ve had the title longer but i wear it better.  It shut her up about being the first DIL.  Are they actively trying to break you two up since the engagement or are you just over analyzing everything? 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

jtaylor18:  I agree its pretty rude to say that in front of you but I can’t help but wonder how attention seeking your future sister-in-law is that your mother-in-law needs to say this in front of you. In any case, as much as it is rude, ignore it.

And look on the bright side: if your MIL already has a favorite, then you don’t have to worry about her being overly involved/pushy in your wedding planning, marriage, or future children, because she’s too preoccupied with her favorite daughter-in-law. The pressure’s off!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

Do you want to be the favorite? I don’t know if that would bother me. You might be making a mountain out of a mole hill on this one

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Well, my FMIL probably likes FSIL’s DBF more than she likes me, and that’s fine, but anyone over about 5 years old should know better than to say it out loud.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

jtaylor18:  She isn’t “technically” the only daughter-in-law, she IS the only daughter-in-law and your FI’s mother is not you MIL – not yet.

That said, maybe your FMIL may be making a dig or Maybe not.  If her DIL is the first and only, she is possibly just making a little harmless joke without meaning to hurt or offend you. If she is otherwise good to you, let it go. 

If you truly feel that she’s trying to snipe at you, just ignore her.  I’m sure there are plenty of snarky things you could say back but why let her know she’s bugging you?

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