Post # 212
Ok, yikes. I just read your second post in this thread and I’m seriously afraid. I would invest in new locks, get your truck checked out, and do NOT invite these people over to your home to help clean up or fix things. Don’t let them anywhere near your property.
This was a threat. This was a declaration. This is not in any way ok. I would want to call the police, get a restraining order, put up a locking fence… seriously.
The part thats scariest to me is how cute and funny the family thought this was. I would be afraid that pressing charges could lead to reprisals. I would hate to do anything to escalate this, but I don’t think restraining orders would be at all extreme. Hell, I don’t know if moving would be too extreme, except it sounds like you love your home.
I think the best thing to do would be to cut these people out of your life as gently as possible, make as few waves as possible, and keep them away from your home and truck.
Post # 213
Oh. My. Gosh.
Youve received plenty of great advice so I’m just offering hugs and hoping for a more positive update!
Post # 214
@Cummins59: you should have charged them you aren’t showing them love if you let them get away with things and not own up to being responsible.
Some ppl think, Oh because I love them, i will let them get away with it! but how are they suppose to learn their lesson and become responsible ppl…
Post # 215
I read the OP yesterday on my phone and was in shock. Came back to see others were as well. OP, change your locks PLEASE, and have your cars checked to make sure they didn’t cut any lines or mess with your breaks. I would hate for you to come across something more sinister later after everything has quieted down. Check your plumbing too. Check your valuables. Also, I’d have all my credit cards checked and replaced bc u just never know what they may have messed with. Change your number and your locks ASAP. These pple are sick!!!!
Post # 216
That is the most terrible thing I have ever heard! Why would a wedding be an appropriate time to play a prank on someone? That just doesn’t make any sense! It would be one thing if it was just a few things here and there, but they obviously went through your stuff, and also damaged your newly renovated home! Did you take pictures of all of the destruction? I would take pictures of the gouges in the floor and any other damages that you will have to pay to get fixed. I would show them to your husband’s family, and tell them you really would appreicate it if they fixed the damage that they caused to your home which they should NOT have been in in the first place while you weren’t there. If they refuse honestly I would take them to court. That just crosses every line in my book.
Post # 217
Now there are 6 people who think this is all fun and games. Yikes.
Post # 218
@Cummins59: I’ve never heard of a situation like this. I think you’ve gotten plenty of confirmation here that this was vandalism, not a mere prank. I think it was right to call the police. I don’t know enough about pressing charges to know how that works.
At this point, you might choose to put your emotional energy now into remembering the beautiful wedding you had, the wonderful husband you’ve married, and the home and life you are building together. Holding onto the anger will lead to bitterness and unhappiness, and you don’t want this event to overshadow your whole life.
I do agree with setting up clear boundaries, changing the locks, remaining distant from the family in whatever way you are able.
Post # 219
I totally agree. This is a horrible thing that the in-laws have done to you and your husband, and them not even acknowledging it just adds insult to injury! However, while you have every right to be angry, please try not to let this horrible event overshadow the great day you had with your family and friends as you married your husband.
Post # 220
I almost cried reading this!!!! Those SOB’S!!!! You guys should press charges. That’s not fair that’s sooooooo wrong yo. So wrong.
Post # 221
I’m so sorry that you and your husband have to go through this on what should be the happiest time of your life. I hope karma comes back with a vengenance on those assholes. I am still in shock that people can treat others like this.
Post # 222
Commenting for an update… OP be strong during this time. Congrats on the beautiful marriage and say adios to those MOFO’S!!! I would cut them out of your lives for a veryyyy long time. Think about your future children if you are planning to have any. What if something else happens?
Post # 223
@Cummins59: Um, not only would I have called the cops, but I would be pressing charges AND suing them for damages. You have a lot of restraint!
Post # 224
What the hell?
When I read the title of this post, I assumed it was something like having a woman pretending to be the groom’s ex show up mid-ceremony. Which is still messed up. But this is RIDICULOUS.
Who would think this is funny???
Post # 225
I’m dying for an update from @Cummins59. I feel so bad for her.
Post # 226
Girl me too! I could just hug her! That’s beyond messed up.