(Closed) MIL Advice Needed

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 2
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

So many hugs, bee!  That sounds like a very toxic relationship (and that’s WITHOUT the drug use)!  Unfortunately I do not think it is your job to help your husband and his mother have a better relationship… all you can do is be supportive of your husband.


Maybe she needs to be hospitalized for the drug use?  I’m not sure if the drug use is severe enough to warrant it, though… the counselor in me (I’m going to school for counseling) says your Mother-In-Law needs counseling to help work through her issues, but I have the feeling she would not be receptive to that.


Personally, I think you both need to cut the Mother-In-Law out of your life until she can stop using drugs and learn to be civil… which, unfortunately, may never happen 🙁

Post # 3
1553 posts
Bumble bee

Right…so I can’t see a happy ending there at all! I think it’s probably time for your husband to cut both his sister and mother out of his life. This isn’t really some sort of issue that can be talked through and it doesn’t seem like Mother-In-Law sees any problem with her behaviour and is unlikely to change.

If grandma is being abused, please, please, please call the police and raise your concerns/file a report!! She should not be living in that environment!!!!

Post # 4
3064 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

kgb5318:  stay out of it. If your Darling Husband wants to cut off contact ( and honestly he should, so good for him) SUPPORT him in what he chooses

She sounds insane and you both are likely better off without them in your lives. 

Post # 5
2394 posts
Buzzing bee

kgb5318:  Wow. OK so I admit I only read about half of this, but it’s pretty obvious it’s time to cut them out. Sorry OP. Sounds like a shitty situation.

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