(Closed) Anyone like their mother-in-law more than their own mother?

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Me! Haha I feel terrible writing this but I totally do. I got so lucky with my Future Mother-In-Law. My mom and I have major issues (although I do of course love her), but my Future Mother-In-Law is this wonderful, funny, classy, relaxed, comfortable woman who raised an amazing son and will be the BEST grandmother.

Sometimes I read the posts here about nightmare FMILs and I count my blessings!

Post # 4
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Jeannine @ Small Chic: ME!!!! ME!!!! I DO! I DO!!!!

Let’s put it this way:  My FI’s best friends thought I was exaggerating about my mother.  They met her and then asked me later how I a)kept from killing her and b)how the HELL did I manage to survive her.

They love my FI’s mother and adore her.


My mother and my Future Mother-In-Law are POLAR OPPOSITES.  

However, despite the fact I love my FI’s mom, there’s still no way in all of Heaven or Hell I could spend long periods of time with her.  Of course, my Fiance feels the same, lol.

Post # 5
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

if i had to give a kidney to either my Mother-In-Law or my mom – i would choose my Mother-In-Law

Post # 6
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love(d) my Future Mother-In-Law. She was more a mother to me than my own mother.

Harsh, but true.

Post # 7
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I LOVE my mother in law and yes: she is the total opposite of my mother. Future Mother-In-Law is a happy-go-lucky, easygoing homemaker. My mom is a high strung, erratic lady that’s always running from meeting to meeting. Their both great in different ways but Future Mother-In-Law is much easier to like.

Post # 9
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Sometimes I do.  My mother is great, but we are very different.  After high school and college, I started my own business and have a lot of drive and determination.  My mom doesn’t understand why I have 2 cell phones, why I answer calls at 6:00am, why I work on my laptop until midnight, etc.  She has always had a 9-5 job that doesn’t require tremendous ethic.

My mother in law is so supportive of me and my career endeavors, etc.  Hard to explain.

Post # 10
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

My mom and Mother-In-Law are oddly similar. It’s nice, b/c I like my mom, so it’s nice to have two of them ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hm, I think I should say that I’d much rather deal with my Future Mother-In-Law than my mother.  My love for my mother will always be there, but I definitely don’t like her at times.  It’s unfortunate to feel this way.

My mother suffers borderline personality disorder so it’s very hard to be around her at times.

Future Mother-In-Law is laid back most of the time (though she is beginning to become very stingy with certain things).  She’s easy to talk and relate to.  She cracks jokes and has fun.  

In the end, we all have our moments.  I just wish I had a better relationship with my mom.

Sorry for digressing hah.

Post # 13
781 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I do!  while I LOVE my mother because she’s my mother and I know everything she does, she thinks its good for me….my mother is not the easier person to get along with. Definitely a love-hate relationship there lol.  But Future Mother-In-Law is easy peezy to get along with!

Post # 14
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hell naw! I don’t even want my Future Mother-In-Law to come to the wedding! Now, his step mom? I love her! Maybe because we are only 10 years apart? Who knows! 

Post # 15
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I do! I love my own mother dearly, but she can be so old-fashioned, conservative, and has a style completely opposite of mine. Just started planning the wedding and already she has opinions about everything and wants my wedding to be just like “everyone else’s” that she’s been to. Um…NOT me! I’m more modern and contemporary, my friends in college called me Ms. Vogue (in a good way, not the pretentious way). My mom has a gazillion questions about every little teeny tiny detail that I haven’t even thought about, and I feel like I get the third degree from her every time we talk about the wedding. My Future Mother-In-Law doesn’t have opinions about anything, super supportive, trusts whatever decision that my fiance and I make! Wish my mom would take a small lesson from her!! ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 16
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

DH’s mom is sweet but I definitely don’t like her more than my own mom. They’re both a bit neurotic in their own ways but I love my mum ๐Ÿ˜€

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