(Closed) Difficult In-laws

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 2
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I am slowly losing all patience and respect for my future mother in law.  I currently live with my fiance and his parents, and we get along fine…apart from wedding planning.  She is dead set on my fiance and I having a catholic wedding.  My fiance and I do not want a Catholic wedding seeing as I’m not Catholic, nor do I plan on ever becoming Catholic.  I was raised Lutheran, and I teach Sunday school, and my fiance has no interest in going to his own church.  We also decided together that our children will be raised Lutheran.  When they get older, if they want to start going to a Catholic church, we aren’t going to stop them.  If they choose to be Catholic, we don’t care, but we’re raising them Lutheran.

My mother in law keeps telling us that we NEED to have a Catholic wedding and that our children NEED to be raised Catholic.  I was able to tolerate her attempting to dictate our wedding until something she told my fiance on sunday.

First, SHE said that we should just go to Vegas and get married so that she just doesn’t have anything to do with it…then she started bawling her eyes out because of how awful of us that would be because she wouldn’t be able to see her only son get married.  This upsets me because SHE was the one who brought up Vegas, then she got all upset over it.  Second, and this is what really makes my fiance and I just want to cut her out of our lives completely, she said that she’s praying him and I are unable to have kids because she does not want them to be raised Lutheran.  Words cannot even begin to express how hurt I was, and still am, by what she said to my fiance.  How can a mother wish her only son not be able to concieve a child?


sorry that was long…the short answer is: yes, others have childish, rude in-laws too. 

Post # 5
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - hallockville museum farm

For starters, I adore your profile pic. I also wore my boots to my wedding  😉 My mother inlaw yelled at my photographer because she wanted to speed everything up and get to cocktail hour =/. I understand the whole mother inlaw thing. I could tell you many stories and I’m sure you have many stories as well. I promise that you’re not alone at all!! I also grew up seeing my moms side of the family every holiday so it’s upsetting when I see my inlaws more than my own family.

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