(Closed) Hypochondriac FMIL Driving Me NUTS!! rant….

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

That really stinks that you have to deal with her issues.  It’s hard enough putting everything together (period), but now you have to be sure that they all work for your Mother-In-Law as well. 

As far as the mother/son dance goes…just a suggestion.  If you have access to a projector or tv screen, maybe the two of them can stand on the dance floor together and watch a short and simple photo montage of the two of them to a song your Fiance likes?  At least then they’d be standing together and could share a specific moment between the two of them.  Not sure if that’s possible for you and/or the venue…but just trying to think outside the box. 

Good luck!  Hope everything goes smoothly!!

Post # 4
329 posts
Helper bee

You should introduce her to my Mother-In-Law, they sound like they are related! I know exactly what you’re going through but I find it’s easiest not to give in and to all the hypochoriac’s “problems.”

My Mother-In-Law went to her doctor so many times with her made-up problems, determined to find something medically wrong with her, that the doctor finally handed her a script for Paxil and told her that the only real problem she had was anxiety! Of course she never took the pills and never went back to the doctor.

Hope your day goes off without a hitch!

Post # 5
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@b00kbug: Honestly, ignore her. I had the same troubles with my Mother-In-Law on our wedding day. If she doesn’t dance the mother/son dance, it’s her loss and not your problem. At the very last minute, my Mother-In-Law didn’t dance the mother/son dance with my husband. She wouldn’t pick out the song even though we gave her ample time to do that as well. We picked it out and they didn’t dance to it. My Mother-In-Law is also allergic to everything. I didn’t change flowers or anything like that on our wedding day to suit her. She had a mini bouquet which caused no allergic reactions, etc.

My Mother-In-Law did tons of dramatic stuff leading up to our wedding to get attention. Ignore, ignore, ignore. You and your husband are the main focus of the wedding. Keep it that way. Don’t feed into her need for drama and attention. I don’t think that I talked much to my Mother-In-Law the entire wedding day/night.

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