- 2 years ago
I’m about to go on a bit of a rant about my FMIL. Please rant with me so I don’t feel like a terrible person for bitching about her on the internet lol.
My FMIL is manipulative, volatile, immature, and hateful. She can also be really pleasant, which is almost worse in a way. I can’t tell if she specifically doesn’t like me, or if she’s just extremely immature and a bitch.
A couple weeks ago, she texted me and asked if my FI and I wanted the dryer we loaned her 7 months ago when she couldn’t afford to replace her dryer. I told her I’d get it get it in a few days.
Then, she said her boyfriend would like to be reimbursed for a vacuum I supposedly broke while I was cleaning their pig sty house. She said’ he’d accept the dryer as reimbursement. I said that was 8 months ago and this is the first I’ve heard about this broken vacuum, and I had seen them use it a couple months ago. So, she changed tactics and said she has a guy that will give her $150 for it and she kinda needs the money or her phone is being shut off that very day.
I told her it was expensive and we would like it back. That’s when she got pissed. She asked for $365 for her old iPhone that she had given to her daughter. I told her we didn’t have the phone and we never had. She replied by saying “the dryer needs to be out of the house by the weekend (it was Friday) or it’ll be considered a donation and the house will be locked up. Thanks!” I didn’t reply to that bitchy shit.
She then started texting my FI and said I am using him. Then, she said I eat too much peanut butter and it blocks my adrenal gland from communicating with my thyroid and that’s why I pace (I don’t) and have bipolar like mood swings (Again, I don’t) and have thyroid issues (I also do not have thyroid issues).
I then texted her and said, “Keep the dryer. It’s not worth you fighting with FI. You guys shouldn’t text when you’re upset because it never ends well.” She replied, “Well it all could have been avoided…” Wow, sorry I didn’t give you the dryer when you first tried to weasel it out from under us.
I don’t know how to interact with this woman. She has thrown so many tantrums. I don’t know how I’m supposed to act toward her. In all fairness, she says nasty things about her kids, her parents, her boyfriend, and me. Also, she did apologize. She said to my FI that she was sorry for ‘getting upset” and that she found out she has a gluten sensitivity and a thyroid issue. So, apparently that’s what caused her meltdown.