Post # 1
A lot of ladies post about how their FMILs make their lives miserable and I feel for them, but…my mother is the worst! I don’t allow her to say mean things directly to him, but she makes comments to me and generally behaves like a brat (I’m the only child and she doesn’t want to lose control of me, so she’s acting out). I worry constantly that my fiance will eventually get enough of the drama and ask that we elope or postpone. If there were a weddingbee for boys, I’m sure FH would be making a thread about having a Future Mother-In-Law from hell. I’ve seen you all advise other brides of what their FIs should do to control their mothers, but do you have any advice for me?
Post # 3
I’d just tell her she needs to stop with the snarky comments or you will not longer be involving her with wedding plans. Or, simply stop involving her – if you have a meeting with the baker, don’t tell her and go yourselves.
Post # 4
I already don’t involve her in anything. That’s part of the reason why she’s acting so immature, she thinks should should have the right to plan the wedding of HER dreams, and takes offense to the notion that I will be planning my OWN wedding.
Post # 5
Hah, my mom is the same way. My husband isn’t a big fan of hers (well neither am I but that’s another story). I basically just had to ignore her during most of the wedding planning process in order to keep my sanity because she thought everything I was doing was wrong, wrong, and even more wrong. On the plus-ish side, my husband’s father is pretty much a shitbag, so we each have one crappy parent. We made private vows to each other that I would never turn into my mother and he would never turn into my father!