MIL stories. Is there any good MIL out there?

posted 2 years ago in Married Life
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

I have a great MIL. It was not always so though. After each of my kids were born my MIL and I locked horns a lot. But with guidance from my husband we got through it. She’s a really nice woman and has always treated me as part of her family…even when my husband and I were dating.

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

gpiglet:  that is awesome!!! So glad to hear that there are other women who have great MILs. I really love my MIL. She is amazing. She actually threw me my bridal shower! It was very important to me to get a long with my DHs family. Thankfully I never experienced any drama. When I see these horror stories on the bee, I can’t help but feel sorry for them. I can’t imagine having a lifetime of horrible in-laws!

My MIL has always been kind to me and included me in everything. I never felt like an outsider, she always treated me like family

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I also have a wonderful mother in law.  She often says how lucky she is to have me but I am the one counting my blessings when you hear so many stories of critical, unsupportive, interfering mother in laws

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Both of my MILs are lovely (ex and current). Even after ex husband and I divorced, my MIL was wonderful to me.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have a lovely MIL.  We lived with her for several months when we sold our house and couldn’t find the perfect one afterwards.  There were a couple annoying things she did (cut her nails on the couch and not clean up after them!) but she’s overall a wonderful person.  She is very generous and considerate.  She’s not intrusive and we often talk more than my DH and her talk!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

aww these are some good stories!!!!

The only good moment i can think of with my fmil is when we were outside in the summer having a smoke and she said ‘ you know i have never ever seen SO so happy, im glad he was able to find someone like you’

and thats the only good convo we’ve had lol, but it was so nice to hear! 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a good relationship with my mother-in-law as well. We had a rocky start, and of course there are some things she says or does that are like  but I feel like that comes with any relationship. I lived with her for a brief time during my senior year of college when my roommates situation fell apart. She’s always championed and supported our relationship and I’m very thankful for that. My husband is the wonderful man he is today in large part to her.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I love my future MIL. From the beginning she has always treated me as one of her win, she’s very loving and sweet.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

My FMIL and I have had our moment. I was 17 when my fiancee and I started dating, so I was still really immature back then and sometimes we would have mixed communication, or I would take things she’d say too sensitively. Our families are a little bit different, so that has caused some problems. Overall though, I adore my FMIL. On some level, I am closer to her than my mom because she is a little less conservative and knows I have tattoos (my mother still doesn’t!) and is open to talking with me about the things going on in my life. My FMIL is like an older, super fun and supportive friend, and I’m happy to have her in my life. I can see some conflicts in the future, maybe over our different lifestyles or religious backgrounds, but at the end of the day, we both love my fiance, and so I think we can work the rest out. She has been supportive of our relationship when my family was not, and she has generally let us do our own thing without trying to butt in or be competitive with me for my fiance’s time.

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Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Sunset Hills Country Club

 

gpiglet:  My MIL is amazing! My DH’s dad passed away in 2007, so it was just the 2 of them. They have such a tight bond, and yet she didn’t think twice about extending that bond to include me, too, once she realized that I was the one. She will always have my back, and I honestly feel closer to her than to my own mother sometimes. My MIL will always tell you exactly what she thinks when she is asked of her opinion. I respect that because in this day and age people try to tell you what they think you want to hear as opposed to the truth. I love my MIL, and she always tells me I am the daughter she always wanted! 🙂

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by  TiaMP.
Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I feel so lucky that I have such a wonderful MIL. When DH ( then my boyfriend) and I got serious I wanted to travel to London for 4 months to spend more time with him because we had been long distance for so long. I was going to rent a room in their area, but she insisted I stay with them. I have always been thankful for that seeing as how she didn’t really know me, and was probably petrified I would eventually lure her son back to CA to live with me – which he does now. 

She really does treat me like one of her own children. She just sent me a Frozen advent calendar, so I am loving my daily Disney chocolate. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I had a wonderful relationship with my MIL for a very long time. Until she moved in with us and wouldnt leave. There is quite a bit to my story but all I can say is after 3 very long emotional years I will never look at her the same. She put me and my family is a horrible spot and nearly broke apart my marrage with her insistance on sticking herself right in the middle of my marriage. I sometimes miss the old relationship we had but I realize that she was nothing more then a complete fake. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I love my MIL!  She’s a genuinely nice person.   I don’t have a relationship with my mother so it’s nice to have someone to go out and do “mom” stuff with.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Nothing wrong with mine! Sometimes she tries to help a bit much but that’s okay!

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