(Closed) What's your relationship like with your mother-in-law?

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  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee

    If satan rose from the ground to kidnap my Mother-In-Law and force her to tend to the 6th circle of hell I wouldn’t blink. I’m pretty sure she’s the example psycologists refer to when they talk about “toxic people.” 

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I adore my Future Mother-In-Law. Despite my Fiance and I having a more unconventional relationship (and me breaking his heart years ago), she welcomed me with open arms. I have always felt like I was part of the family. I was nervous telling my parents of our engagement since it would mean me moving to England and they would therefore have mixed feelings. My Mother-In-Law was there that night to support me in that.

    Heck, I’m now teary-eyed! I really have scored well with his family. I love them.

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I absolutely adore my Mother-In-Law and husband’s entire family. She is a spitfire little Italian mama and is an absolute hoot to be around. We currently live on opposite sides of the country but I’m very excited to be moving out to where they are next year. At the moment, I speak to Mother-In-Law more than my own mom. 

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We’re not bffs, but she loves me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay!

    Luckily we both come from easy going families. I know some of my guy friends moms who I just cringe when I think of a girl trying to please their moms. They’re like, Nobody’s good enough for my baby boy!

    Talk about pressure!!! :S I do not envy girls who have troubled relationships with their Mother in laws! Yikes! Talk about stressful!

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My FI’s mother was a wonderful lady, and we got along well.  When we got engaged, she told me that she had always wanted a daughter, and now she finally had one.  She always made me feel welcome and I cared for her greatly.  Sadly, she passed away about a year ago.  ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 22
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Mine’s ok.  We don’t see eachother often because they live a ways away, and really don’t have much in common but we don’t dislike eachother.  Just still kind of strangers after 7 years.

    Post # 23
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Non-existant.

    She never gave me a chance.

    My Fiance doesn’t talk to her either.

    So many great things have happened to him, and us, and she has no idea. What a shame.

    Post # 24
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @kayrie95:  Oh my I’m so sorry ๐Ÿ™ I’m sure you must have made her very happy though! XXXX

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’ve never met her and won’t get a chance before the wedding. She lives on the other side of the country and my Fiance and her aren’t very close. She seems hell-bent on destroying her health (she is in end stage kidney failure but refuses to do anything the doctor says) so she likely won’t be around much longer anyway. He says that he has come to terms with that. It’s very sad.

     

    His step-mom seems to think I’m fine, but disapproves of the fact that I don’t go to church. She *assumes* I’m a Christian, but I’m pretty sure she would freak if she found out I’m Buddhist.

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I WANT to love my Mother-In-Law… but it is not working.

    She and I have very different CONFLICTING senses of humor. 

    She thinks its hysterical to talk like a low class hick, and tells the most disgusting jokes. Plus she CONSTANTLY undermines me.

    For instance, we just had a BBQ with our family because my DH just graduated with his Masters. We gave a toast to him and after it was done my Mother-In-Law said “And the best part is that he is ALL MINE!” I bit my tongue but my mom said “Sorry, But I think you have to share Brenda”. 

    I love my mom! 

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My Future Mother-In-Law is awesome… I lucked out!  Actually my Future Father-In-Law is pretty awesome too.  They have always been very warm and welcoming, but since we got engaged, even more so.  They are SO excited about us getting married and the wedding.  I love that they’re so excited and supportive, and it’s also nice because my parents, while supportive of our marriage, are not into the wedding at all.

    Post # 28
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My Mother-In-Law to be lives two states away. I’ve only met her once, since we’ve been dating almost two years. Our visit was brief but we clicked fine.

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Unfortunately, she passed away before I met her. My SO’s father’s new wife is very strange… and everyone has a very strained relationship with her.

    Post # 30
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    My Future Mother-In-Law is a doll! We always talk about how lucky we both are because we get along so great! My FH is in the army and currently lives 1200 miles away but my Future Mother-In-Law only lives 15 minutes away. I go and hang out with her and his little brothers and sister whenever I get the chance. It’s like having a little piece of him here ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 31
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    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Mine are okay. “Fine” really. They’re not horrible by any means, but there are a lot of things they say that really get on my nerves and I find that stops me from completely “loving” them. They always tease FI’s knowledge and experience, and act like they know more on every topic under the sun. Including what we have degrees in and work as, which can be frustrating. They are very set in their old school views, which can be racist and bigoted, something which you can’t exactly ignore… They also complain to their friends that we don’t see them enough (which gets back to us through various channels), when we see them about once a week. Yeah, that’s enough.

    Also, they’ve had opinions on everything about the wedding… sigh.

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