(Closed) Future In-law horror stories?

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Worker bee

I feel like I got so lucky with my future in laws because they’re all wonderful and loving people, so I have nothing to contribute but that movie was hilarious. I have no idea how I’d handle a Mother-In-Law like that. The grandma was the best though! 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Ugh. My future Mother-In-Law does not like me at all for some reason. But she’s REALLY sneaky about it. She acts really nice around people, but she sneaks in rude gestures.

For example, when my fiance and I decided to move from Alaska to North Carolina, he told his mother about it (I was next to him when they talked about it on the phone). Well, I went to his niece’s birthday party alone because he was at work. Our moving came up in conversation and his mom says, “You’re moving??? I hope he was planning on telling me!” And then promptly begins to bawl! His older sister was sitting between us and looked totally uncomfortable. His younger sister comes over and says, “What’s wrong with mom?” And the older one replies, “Coda’s moving to North Carolina.” At which point, younger sister points at me (without even looking at my direction) and goes, “Because of her?” in a disgusted tone. I immediately excused myself and went home. 

Another time, his mother and I were sitting alone in her kitchen talking for upwards of 45 minutes. At this point in time, I was having some problems with my skin due to not-then-discovered food allergies. She never mentioned that. After 45+ minutes, his three sisters walk in and his mom immediately says, “So, Tracy, have you tried Proactive for your face?” I sat there looking at her, slack-jawed, disbelieving that she just said that! She had 45 minutes to bring such a thing up and waited until we had a female audience made up of his family members! 

My last notable experience was when I went to visit my fiance in WA (he works off the west coast for a couple months at a time) and his mother just HAD to see me! She had recently moved to WA. It was about a 4 hour detour to go visit her, but I made the trip. After I got there and had time to go to the bathroom, she immediately led me into the living room, where her cancer wracked husband sat (they were in the middle of a divorce when he was diagnosed) and proceeded to explain to me how he probably wouldn’t be alive for the wedding. He was fully conscious. She then proceeded to ask me to take her youngest daughter into town on my drive to the airport and said that she had to be there in 15 minutes. I was at her house for a total of about 15 minutes, after a 4 hour detour. 

Needless to say, I am thrilled to be living on the other side of the country from her. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@vitani88:  That’s terrible!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@vitani88:  WOW. I’m not as tactful as you and if she had made the “oh you’re moving” comment to me when I knew she knew, I would have said something about her already moving.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Future Mother-In-Law is very manipulative and rude. The other day we were at her house and my FI’s brother’s Fiance was there as well and we were discussing the mother’s outfits and FI’s mom offered to show her dress for the brothers wedding. We both got up to see it and his mom said I couldn’t come see the dress because I was being so secretive about mine. WTF?! I’m the BRIDE, who cares about her dress?! So she only let the borthers Fiance back to her room to see the dress. I didn’t care about seeing it but I could not believe she made that comment about me and how I’m so secretive about my dress so I couldn’t see hers.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@vitani88:  I definitely would have said something right then and there about him telling her over the phone. I just can’t stand that nonsense. Sooo glad you’re moving so far away from them.

Thankfully, I have wonderful future in-laws.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@vitani88:  umm you win. My Mother-In-Law isn’t so pleasant, but I think you win….

My Mother-In-Law isn’t as bad as the one in the movie…yet. Hope I didn’t just jinx it.

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wow some of these stories are awful!

 My brother and got married when I was 14, and his wife has basically been a nightmare since the wedding. The day after the wedding instead of enjoying herself and basking in her newlywed glow and getting ready to go on the honeymoon, she composed a massive word document, and sent it out to our family basically critisms and over the top rules abut when and where we could see/speak to my brother. She even didn’t want us calling him more then once a week ON HIS FREAKING CELL PHONE. Needless to say it wasn’t the best way to ingratiate herself to the family. My brother also was pissed off and they spent the first half of their honeymoom fighting.

She done so much, the most hurtful, when my first nephew was born we were asked to stay home, because she wanted a quiet relaxing time at the hospital and she would invite everyone over after they got home. Myspace was huge at that time and everyone all of her family, random friends of my brothers had pictures up from visiting the baby. Oh and my mom cried when she saw the photos! I blame my brother equally for all the crap she done.

Now I am civil to her and I never go to their events unless it’s for one of the kids. She also seems to be pissed about the relationship I and my family have with my other Sister in law, which is confusing you never liked us you done your best to alienate us, and now you are complaining because no one likes you. NUTJOB!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@LiliKitty:  I would have, but I wasn’t 100% sure. I don’t know. It’s like, I knew she knew, but I thought maybe I missed something, that maybe she didn’t know. But I talked to him on my way out the door. She knew. I love her so, so, so much… </sarcasm>

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@TwoCityBride:  Wow! I cannot believe she did that the day of their wedding! Clearly a control freak. Have you called her out yet?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Mine is a complete whack job and I don’t have anything to do with her after she accused my 4 year old of being on drugs. Yes that’s right, my 4 year old MUST be popping pills in between nap time and snacks at pre-school. She is the type of person that thrives on getting reactions out of people and will come up with whatever outlandish story she has to to achieve that attention. I made her mad about something once ( I didn’t answer her call or something) so she took down all of my son’s pictures in her house and they were replaced with….. wedding pictures of my fiance and his ex wife.

Good times. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My Future Mother-In-Law is an ex alcoholic and she lost a husband and a baby by the time she was 30 so I can understand why she’s a bit coocoo but still. She’s nice-ish to me, but she insults me and thinks its funny. I hadn’t done the washing when she was here last time and Fiance said “Shall I do it or will you do it later?” “I’ll do it later.” and she was in the room playing with our 4 month baby, and she says in her baby voice “Oh isn’t your mother a stupid lazy slag.” and starts laughing! Fiance looked at me knowing I would be angry as hell, and I told her “You know some people would find that offensive.” and she just laughed. 

The time she stayed before she called me a tart three times infront of some people we work with. And when our baby girl is messing around and crying or something she calls her  a “little brat” and “a little bugger girl” etc. Fiance has told her to stop it and it’s not funny but she doesn’t listen. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well, mine put her hands on me in a less-than-friendly fashion. I’d say that’s the worst she’s done.

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