(Closed) The MIL rant

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
1832 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh honey, I feel for you! I currently have my Mother-In-Law staying in my living room, recouperating from surgery and I have to provide her care, including showering her! Yell for a MINIMUM of 8 weeks! – I hate my life right now! I am sorry you are going through this right now. i hope your Darling Husband is supportive and on your side.

Post # 4
861 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I feel for you too! My Mother-In-Law is a manic, and does a lot of the same type of stuff – she’s very critical and underminey. One time she criticized me for how I water my houseplants! By putting water on them! She wanted me to steam them all in the bathtub! Anyway, it’s always a toughie with MILs. Hang in there!

Post # 6
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Oh man. You’re gonna need this board badly: Dealing with the Inlaws and Family of Origin


You do NOT need to put up with it. She is coming over WAY too often. You need to jump on it now before your daughter hears her abuse you one more time and starts to think that its okay. She’s getting worse because you’re allowing it and she’s learned that she can walk all over you!


Post # 8
7649 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yeah my Mother-In-Law is no rose sometimes, but if your Mother-In-Law was mine, I would have punched her in her crap lousy face a long time ago.

Post # 9
2375 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Do NOT give her the keys to your house.  She does not have the right to just waltz in whenever she pleases.  Your fiance needs to inform her that she will call and make sure it’s ok just like any other normal person or you will not be home to entertain her.  And follow through!  If you’re home by yourself and she starts pounding on the door, don’t let her in. 

When she starts calling your daughter names, or calling you names, you and your fiance need to calmly inform her that this is unacceptable behavior.  If she continues, and she refuses to leave, then pick up your daughter and walk out the door.  She’ll learn eventually.

The key is to have HIM talk to her and be on your side unconditionally.  If you don’t present a unified front, she’ll keep breaking it down and continuing the wretched behavior.

Post # 10
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i love the mother in law frequent fry her website. its full of crazy stories!! i like mine but i still enjoy it haha

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