(Closed) Does anyone else love their FMIL/MIL?

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 16
9120 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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sarahalthea:  yep, mine is the absolute best. So so loving, fun, welcoming, etc. She is under the illusion that I’m the best thing that ever happened to her son, as well, which endears her to me even more – lol! We both feel super lucky about the ILs we inherited in our marriage. 

Post # 17
29 posts

Because my husband and I are high school sweethearts, my Mother-In-Law practically raised me along with my parents. We get along great and have never had any problems. DH jokes that she loves me more than him. ๐Ÿ™‚ The only time she has ever made me feel bad is when she guilts us for moving so far away! Haha. 

Post # 18
8570 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I really love Future Mother-In-Law as well.

Post # 19
4035 posts
Honey bee

I loathe my mother in law. I met her the fall of 1975, married her son the winter of 1977, and wrote her out of my life 6 years ago. It was the best decision I ever did. She’s narcissistic, histrionic, and plays favorites with her kids and grandkids. The only thing she knows how to do is brag or complain. She insulted me and my mother, within 6 months one year, so I said that was it!

Luckily she lives 3+ hours away. My daughter was married last year, and although she was “around” for 6 hours, I didn’t say 1 word to her, or she to me. I heard about a lot of her complaints though (and it was a black-tie, $$$ wedding). This year her grandson is getting married 6 weeks before my other daughter. Of course, all she can think/talk about is his wedding, because it’s “Chronologically 1st!” Gag me!

Post # 20
47421 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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sarahalthea:  I love my Mother-In-Law and she isn’t even my Mother-In-Law anymore! I divorced her son, but kept her. She is still my children’s grandmother and we have a wonderful relationship.

Post # 21
1149 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I absolutely love all of my (soon to be) in laws. My Fiance comes from a wonderful, kind, caring, and talented family.

His parents recently moved and they now live 10 minutes away from us.  We’ve been going over there a lot, which I really think is helping his mom with the transition- selling the house you’ve lived in for 26 years and moving 200 miles away from all your friends is hard! They’re also really aware of not wanting to intrude on our life here- to the point where we have to reassure them and invite ourselves over for dinner. 

Also, they get along great with my parents ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 22
1391 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love my FMIL! She’s an amazing woman and so nice.

Post # 23
2008 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Love my FMIL! She has her faults, but overall I am so lucky. Same with Future Father-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law. Fiance has a great family!

Post # 24
179 posts
Blushing bee

I also love my future in-laws, as well as the majority of my partner’s family!  We are a same sex couple and most of my partner’s family is Catholic (including a great-aunt who is a nun), but they accept us and have welcomed me into the family completely. My family also gets along very well with my partner, so I consider us quite lucky in that regard. We live very far from my family (they are in the south) and we live on the west coast quite near her family, so it’s great to get along with them well and see them often. They have been tremendous in helping with the wedding planning, but not pushy at all. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 25
244 posts
Helper bee

My Future Mother-In-Law is the sweetest women ever. She is very sweet and not overbearing at all. She is sooo unlike my mother

Post # 26
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

YES! I absolutely adore and love my future in-laws.  They are just the kindest, fun, and thoughtful people and they accepted me with welcoming arms.  Even though they live several states away, Fiance and I usually Skype or email them every few weeks or so, and I’ll update Future Mother-In-Law with wedding planning updates which she appreciates.  I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of their family.

Post # 27
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My Mother-In-Law is an absolute peach. She is a super-opinionated lady (takes one to know one, ha!) but is not pushy with her opinions, at least not with us  — she really respects us as a family unit and gives us our independence. She has always been so welcoming to me, and has started introducing me to her friends as her “daughter” (super sweet, since she is not a very affectionate type).

And when she very occasionally says something that gets under my skin, I just remind myself that her ultimate accomplishment is the way she raised my DH, and my annoyance gets replaced with gratitude. She’s awesome.

ETA: I love this thread. So refreshing amid a never-ending stream of “my Mother-In-Law is a psycho-hose-beast” threads!

Post # 28
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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sarahalthea:  I too think my Future Mother-In-Law is fabulous! 

I love my mom because she’s my mom but we’ve never had the best relationship. It’s never been lovey lovey and emotional or anything, she’s a little distant. She does a lot for me though and I respect her as a person very much.

My Future Mother-In-Law on the other hand is super relatable and fun. We garden together, drink wine and have a merry old time. I dont love her like my mom because, well she didn’t birth me an stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰ I do love her though and I’m glad she’s around!!

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