My In Laws, are they as crazy as I think they are?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
6951 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Becks1987:  Honestly? They sound fairly trashy but it’s not really that out of the ordinary. The kids learned poor behavior and entitlement from their big-personality parents. The brother cuddels with his mom… which is probably what she still wants from your husband considering how controlling and whiney she is. 

Post # 4
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Becks1987:  Yes. I’m confirming it. They are insane. I thought my in-laws were their own kind of crazy… But they’re pretty tame compared to yours!

Post # 5
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

they mostly sound uneducated… 

Post # 6
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Becks1987:  Creepyy!!!!! So glad I dont have to deal with all that.  DH has no siblings and his mom is an older version of me and her fiance is a jokester.  His Grandma is so sweet and loving and writes me almost everyday!

Post # 7
825 posts
Busy bee

I could have written this myself, except we want to have kids but she’s still just as pushy. If there’s a baby withing 20 miles she can sense the dang thing and makes a comment about when we’re going to start pushing them out. Mind you we’re both 25 and just got engaged, and not planning to have kids until 29/30.

Post # 8
135 posts
Blushing bee

sounds like we have the same in-laws (except I love my FIL and don’t have a BIL).  They are crazy.  Don’t give in,  it will not make you happy.  Just live your own life and likely you will out-live his folks.

Post # 9
1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Yeah, they sound a litlle out there.  Honestly, I unfriended my own BIL on FB after he made racist comments.  I told him straight out, I don’t want it on my page or even linked to me for anyone to see.  Then I defriended him, it seems to have helped our relationship, he doesnt do it around me anymore!

Post # 10
2657 posts
Sugar bee

Your FIL sounds just like my FFIL.  He thinks that as the elder male, his advice and opinions are golden, even though they’re a bit old-fashioned and very ill-informed.  This behavior has actually caused some major strife recently with FI’s other siblings and I don’t think FFIL realizes how bad it is.  

Post # 11
219 posts
Helper bee

Your brother-in-law spoons with his mother on the couch????????  Ew.. and ick..  And what does the mother of his infant daughter think of her husband/boyfriend spooning with his own mother?

I actually had to go back and re-read that portion of your post a couple of times just to make sure that was what you had typed.

I have a 20 year old son, and I can honestly say that we are close – but WTF we aren’t THAT close!!


Post # 13
219 posts
Helper bee

@Becks1987:  What does your DH have to say about his Brother and Mom spooning on the couch? I would have gone straight to him and said something like “Uh…. do you see something inappropriate here?”

Post # 14
2355 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

They don’t sound any nuttier than any other family out there. When I was younger, the term “dysfunctional” got thrown around a lot about my family. As I grew up and saw more of other people’s families, I have realized that everyone has their own kind of crazy in their family. Some of it is apparent; some of it is behind closed doors. Nothing in the OP suggests that these people have some sort of malevolent agenda. Some things just have to be allowed to roll off your back.

Post # 16
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Becks1987:  Ha. Your MIL and mine as well as our FILs must be related. That is classic.

I am fed up with my MIL (she is clingy, naggy, and always says “don’t forget about this poor grandma” but, like yours, makes no effort to visit us). FIL works so much that I never see him so that is how I deal with him. The few times a year I do see him (and he only lives an hour and a half away) I just stay quiet and humor him.

My SIL lives too far away to not get along with, and since the wedding things have been better, but if you ever want to talk about clingy MILs, I am the right person to do that with. Feel free to PM me, lol.

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