(Closed) Things your MIL says that drives you nuts

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Coral99:  

My Mother-In-Law is also convinced that I don’t work. She also says the same about my SIL.

Both of us have jobs. I think your Mother-In-Law and mine are just too nosy and cray cray. 

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@MmeVT:  

Both my Mother-In-Law and my mother think the same way. They think the old fashioned roles for women are the only ways a woman can be a good wife. It is sort of sad.

My mother used to pointedly tell me to fetch things for my husband. “Your husband wants tea! Go get it for him!” She also used to ask him if I was cooking and cleaning. I had to say “Mom, we are not having that kind of marriage.” at least ten times.

Overbearing people get anxious when they are not needed. 

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@PositiveThinking:  Agreed! Mine is defintely crazy. 

 

We got married 10-10-13. 🙂

 

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Coral99:  

Nice! We married 10-2-10. The date you are seeing in my bio is when we are having our vow renewal. 

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Um, everything? Haha, she only calls here anymore when she’s drunk and wants to bring up some obscure offhanded remark someone made five months ago. Or obvious things we’ve known for years. We’ve lived here for two years now, and a couple weeks ago Mother-In-Law called Darling Husband (drunk) and reminded him not to forget when the stairwell door is open and not to fall down it. And again, we’ve lived here for two years. Literally not once has it ever been an issue. Neither of us have even come close to missing a giant gaping hole in the floor.

The most annoying thing she says is “no”. Not to questions, but to statements. No rationale for saying that what you just said is false, just “no”. It drives me crazy. I’ll say something like, “Oh, I have to clean that by hand because it’ll clog my vacuum.” Mind, I’ve had this vacuum for years and have clogged it by the exact same mess before. And she’ll just yell, “NO!” What do you mean, no? Yes it will. It can, and it has.

Post # 38
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I wouldn’t even really know where to begin with all the crazy and hateful things my Mother-In-Law has done or said to me. 

She has always gone out of her way to ignore that I’m even in the room and will only talk to my husband. 

She is unable to keep any secrets what so ever. She wanted to see a picture of me in my wedding dress before the wedding and asked if I could text it to her. I told her that was fine but PLEASE do not show it to anyone because I would lover for it to be a surprise. What does she do? She shows it to my Father-In-Law and all of my husbands family!!! She also showed it to all of her coworkers and friends! What the heck!! 

We had gone Christmas shopping with her and we were looking at TVs just to look. And a comment was made about how nice this one tv was that we were just looking at and how much it cost. My husband and I said there is no way we can afford that especially now since I’m having to pay for the wedding. Her smart comment back was “Well thats what happens when your the girl…you get to pay for the whole wedding.” “Thats the joy of having only boys I don’t have to pay for anything.” WOW!!

Every holiday is exactly the same year after year……We go to his family stuff during the day and then to my family stuff in the evening. We try very hard to split our time evenly between the two families. So thia past Christmas she decides that she is going to change it up. We will go to her house in the morning to open gifts and then the rest of the family will be over at 4pm (which is when we are to be at my parents house). My husband was fantastic and told his mom point blank that we have set times already and he’s sorry but we will have to miss the rest of his family because we will be at my inlaws house at 4. She was not happy and tried to make him feel bad for not giving up my family for his. Hello I am his family!!

There are many many many more things she has done and said but I would be here for weeks. HAHAHA.

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Future Mother-In-Law says loads of inappropriate things VERY LOUDLY. I think the most irritating thing about her is her lack of volume control. If she wins a round in a board game, she is LITERALLY screaming like she just saw a murder. Not like, “YEAH, GO ME!” but “AHHHHHH!!!!!!! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!” high pitched and blood curdling.

Fiance is currently finishing his degree, and has nine weeks left. He borrowed money from his father to pay for school (they’re divorced) and Future Mother-In-Law is constantly saying that he needs to pay HER back all of HER money (um, none of it was yours.) AS SOON as he graduates.

She also likes to tell him that he shouldn’t have “wasted” money on my engagement ring, and that we aren’t going to be able to afford a home of our own/our wedding/a honeymoon. And she says it all in front of me.

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@ConRtist:  

Mother-In-Law calls Darling Husband “HER so-and so”.

This shouldn’t bother me but it DOES!

When Darling Husband graduated with his masters degree we had a huge dinner for him and Mother-In-Law said a toast and finished it with “And he’s ALL MINE!” 

I wanted to say something but bit my tongue! Luckily my mom said “Sorry, Brenda, I think you have to share!” HA! I love my mom for that! 

She also tells me that EVERYONE thinks she is “A Clampet!” I think she is projecting because SHE thinks she is a Clampet! She really is though… lol! 

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Any time we’re worried about something, like our cat going missing or someone in my family is deathly ill, Future Mother-In-Law says things along the lines of “it’ll be fine”…which drives me insane because I HATE when people dismiss things that are important to me. IT WILL NOT BE FINE if my grandma dies. IT IS NOT F*ING FINE that my cat has not been seen in two months.

She also likes to say, “Oh, such is life.” Usually it’s after things turn out to be, um, NOT fine. Haven’t seen your cat in two months? “Oh, such is life.”

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

“Oh, I opened his mail just to make sure it was nothing important.”

WHAT?! He’s a grown man, and the occasional piece of mail that comes to your house, doesn’t need to be read by his mother. She’s just so nosey, she can’t friggin help herself. 

I don’t know why that bothers me so much, but it does!

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Anytime we talk, she asks when are we moving to where she is. EVERY SINGLE CONVERSATION. Or she’ll say something like “So, have you guys started packing yet?” It’s the most maddening thing ever…especially since we never expressed an interest in moving and have told her directly we have no intentions of doing so. 

Post # 45
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125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Anytime we talk, she asks when are we moving to where she is. EVERY SINGLE CONVERSATION. Or she’ll say something like “So, have you guys started packing yet?” It’s the most maddening thing ever…especially since we never expressed an interest in moving and have told her directly we have no intentions of doing so. 

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My Mother-In-Law is great and very nice and really doesn’t say things that bother me. The only thing I really hate is that whenever we go out to dinner with them, they make us hold hands and pray…in public. Ugh, that’s awkward for me, because I’m very much not religious, and if I was religious, I’d prefer not to make a public spectacle of it.

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