(Closed) MIL Poll: Is your SO an only child? Is that why she dislikes you?

posted 7 years ago in Family
  • poll: My MIL and I don't get along and...
    My SO is an only child : (7 votes)
    33 %
    My SO has sister(s) : (14 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I can’t vote in the poll

    Post # 4
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    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Figured I’d comment – My Fiance is the oldest of 3, with one being a sister. I’ve found him being the first to ‘leave the nest’ is what really triggered our difficult relationship.

    Post # 5
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    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    my SO has no sisters only a younger brother and his mother hates me ( she actually said that)  i honestly have no clue why she doesnt like me but this makes alot of sense.

    Post # 6
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I can’t speak from my own experience since Fiance only has 1 brother and my Future Mother-In-Law rocks but one of my best friends has the Mother-In-Law from hell and her husband has a sister. The fact that this woman has a daughter has absolutely no bearing on how she treats my friend. Her son will always be her “baby” (even though he’s the oldest) and no one will ever be good enough for him. Prior to dating and eventually marrying my friend, he wasn’t even allowed to bring past girlfriends over to his parents house. My friends husband is actually one of FI’s best friends so I knew his ex. She was a very sweet, likeable girl but his mother thought she was the devil.

    Sometimes it just really doesn’t matter how perfect the wife/fiancé/girlfriend is, the mother will find something wrong with her. When it comes to people like that, I really think they’re best just left alone to wallow in their own self misery. 

    Post # 7
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    5655 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Darling Husband has an older sister.. BUT she’s always been troublesome to the family so in essence Mother-In-Law has seen Darling Husband more as an “only” child… idk… she hasn’t given SIL issues at all and her life has been one thing after another…. Darling Husband finds me wants to get married and suddenly Mother-In-Law life was falling apart… sigh… lol

    Post # 8
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    2095 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I was the daughter they always wanted until we decided to get married. I have no clue what I have done. I have known them almost 20 years. At this point I am hoping that it will all blow over after the wedding. Anything wedding related sets her on edge right now.

    Post # 10
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    1667 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Although our relationship has improved slightly since the wedding, my mother in law initially made it quite clear that I was not good enough for her son and that I was stealing him away from her. . .and yes, he is an only child.

    Post # 12
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    1365 posts
    Bumble bee

    My SO is an only child and my Mother-In-Law loved me with all her heart.

    Post # 13
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    2320 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m the only child and I would say that that statement 100% applies to how my mother feels about my Fiance. She likes him and they get along, but honestly, I think if I were single for the rest of my life it wouldn’t bother her. She doesn’t share well. It’s caused problems, but it’s getting better.

    Post # 14
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    5655 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @Just_Squeeze: kinda.. that and Mother-In-Law is single and has not had good relationships herself.. you could say that she looked the my Darling Husband to fulfill her emotional needs of companionship, communication, and paying the bills <– definitely took me by surprise when he new all her acct info & was asked to get online to pay her bill.. thankfully that stopped real quick.

    I’ve seen ALOT of moms having relationships like that with their sons b/c their either single or their husbands are checked out & aren’t maintaining the marriage…. It’s really terrible and creates all these not wanting to let go issues… sigh

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