I Hate My Inlaws!

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In-laws, and the quarrels they start, have been the subject of stories for many years. This is your opportunity to sound off about your own in-laws! Tell the world the story, or stories, of your in-laws. We're looking for the funny ones, the sad ones, the crazy ones, and every story in-between.

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I need an exorcist...

Posted on Sun, May. 24, 2015 at 02:59 pm

I am pretty convinced my MIL and SIL are the satan and the antichrist. Every time they open their evil destructive mouths I feel the need to scream "the power of Christ compels you!" And throw holy water on them. Can I get an Amen?

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Past but not Forgotten Part II

Posted on Sun, May. 24, 2015 at 05:20 am

I forgot to add these two important incidents that caused me to strengthen my boundaries with my inlaws.

My husband I had just bought our first house. We stayed with the inlaws a few weeks while the real estate deal went through. We bought a beautiful white German Shepherd puppy (I had always wanted one). I spoke with the real estate broker and was assured it was OK to keep the puppy in the fenced yard to our new property but my inlaws would have none of it. (Why? I do not know) I said no to their offer and stood my ground but my husband relented in order to keep the peace. The next day after we got back to their place after work, guess what? Their two stupid full grown chows had killed our puppy. I know they felt bad about it - but so what? That was an important lesson for me.

Also my SIL told me several times she loved her own kids but couldn't stand to be around anyone else's kids. sheesh Believe me, I didn't want to raise kids around this nonsense!

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In the past, but not forgotten

Posted on Sun, May. 24, 2015 at 04:53 am

I have long wanted to write some of these things on a blog - just so I could get closure. My experiences are not as bad as some I have read on this site but they are not pleasant either (thank you for setting up this place where we can vent!!)
Briefly. My MIL (an extreme control freak) and FIL would come by any old time when we were first married. We were able to nip that in the bud for the most part.

She would often bring clippers to clip the few high blades of grass around the water hydrant on our corner lot. We both worked full time and kept the yard nice but weeds and grass do grow between mowings. She was always overly worried about what people would think but focused on things of no consequence.

We were expected to drop everything and help them with maintenance projects around their house. We didn't mind doing it but they were always in a rush - not patient people.

To them, family means doing and liking and being everything they are. This stems from selfishness and insecurity.

MIL is nosy and a gossip. Often the gossip is second and third hand -- about people she has never met, let alone knew. I learned early on not to confide in her.

SIL is unlike anyone I've ever known. She is very outspoken and says inappropriate things. I would never criticize her family to her face, but the one time I confided something very personal to her, she had to say something negative about my family member. My family had many problems, but they are my family and blood. I have tried to respect my inlaws people and be true to my own values and beliefs but I am tired of it. Respect needs to flow in both directions imo.

I get no support from these two women. Their world revolves around themselves and they can't relate to others.

SIL often said critical things about my home whenever she did come to my house. Either MIL or SIL never had a kind thing to say or would find something bad about something I was happy about. (they must be very miserable inside) They didn't exactly live in palaces but I never base how I feel about people on their material things.

I tried so hard to get along with SIL and be friends but she has never liked me. Maybe jealous? I don't know.

SIL called me one time when they were on a nice vacation - just to brag. I am not a jealous person and was happy for her. But I knew her motives were to brag or to try and make me feel bad. just strange stuff

Needless to say, the less I see or hear from them, the healthier and happier I am!

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Posted on Sun, May. 24, 2015 at 04:52 am

I bumped into my husbands ex yesterday. She is one of the most nicest people you could ever hope to meet. My husband and her remain friends and I don't have a problem with that at all.
Whenever ive seen her in the past I've always been with my husband and she has been with (new) her one.
But when I saw her yesterday both of us were alone.
We got chatting and the subject of (my) in-laws came up.
I was given some very sound advice for me to firmly keep to myself.
"Run because I'm warning you now. It gets far worse."
My in-laws have had me in tears on countless occasions and my sleeping pattern is completely disturbed due to stress.
This is what they do. They turn up the heat gradually until they drive you out.
My husbands ex said that my husband won't defend you against anything as he is terrified of his family and especially the GSIL (this is something I had already noticed).
Now I know the real reason why my husband and her split up. My husband has been telling me 'it just didn't work out' but now I know it was the in-laws.
I have been forewarned of the hellish events likely to happen in the near future.
I love my husband but if everything I have been told is true (which I do), im not sure I want to hang around either.
I've got some tough decisions to make.

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When I was diagnosed with breast cancer

Posted on Sun, May. 24, 2015 at 02:27 am

I was 28 when I became concerned about an egg sized lump in my breast. It had not been there long when I got a diagnosis. I was anxious and a bit frightened since I was told I needed to have it removed and then have radiation treatments (this was almost 40 years ago). The inlaws had planned to come up before I got this news, so I talked with my MIL on the phone about my upcoming ordeal. She seemed sympathetic. My husband and I both worked full time. I was shocked when they showed up on our door that Saturday morning. Silly me, I assumed that she would have the thoughtfulness and understanding to stay home. Not only that, but she was ready to go shopping and out to eat - and had never told my FIL what we were dealing with!

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Posted on Sat, May. 23, 2015 at 11:07 pm

My SIL is back in my life; why the hell did she call me?? Better yet, why did I respond? This is opening up the proverbial can of worms, and the worst part is that the issues we've had will be ignored AGAIN. DS had a wonderful time with his cousins, so I'm stuck. I am required to keep the peace and my mouth shut for my child's sake. Goddamn it. A Luke Bryan song comes to mind:
All of these games we play
I can't even keep them all straight
Do we mean what we say?
We got lines crossed all over the place
I can't tell if I'm winning or losing.
Somebody tell me what are we doing?
Nobody ever comes out on top.
Tell me are we EVER GONNA STOP playing these games?!?!

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Can You Hear Me Evil Old One AKA...MIL?!

Posted on Sat, May. 23, 2015 at 10:46 pm

3 Words: BITCH! BITCH! .......BITCH!!!!

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Facebook doesn't make you a good mom or grandma

Posted on Fri, May. 22, 2015 at 04:02 pm

Stupid MIL thinks commenting on everything DH and DS post on facebook with glowing comments will make the world believe she's a good mom and grandma. Meanwhile, she was an awful mother actually leaving DH alone when he was a child and she left his father and giving DS a jar of peanut butter for Christmas one year when all of the other grandchildren got lavish gifts. You keep posing MIL, no one who really knows you believes it. Get bent b!t(h!,

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Money, honey

Posted on Fri, May. 22, 2015 at 01:43 pm

Dear MIL,

Please stop asking us how much we spend on things, and begrudging us nights out or vacations. What we spent on our Florida vacation is none of your business, honey!

We both work in demanding, high paying jobs. You sit at home all day on your arse, and have never worked. DH and I deserve a little R&R once in a blue.


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The Tale of Two Grandsons

Posted on Fri, May. 22, 2015 at 11:24 am

MIL and FIL,

I look forward to seeing you tonight. Thank you for coming into town to attend the graduation party for my DS, your DGS. He is a very mature young man and he understood why you didn't attend his college graduation.

Of course you were also too busy to attend his high school graduation because it fell on the same night as GSILs DS, GoldenGSs graduation ceremony and everyone knew you wouldn't miss that!

You also wouldn't miss the opportunity to give GoldenGS a CAR for his graduation. My DS got $100.
You paid for GoldenGS to go to his first semester of college, while my DS got academic scholarships and student loans.
Even four years later, you were still regularly putting money into GoldenGS's bank account and yet you didn't even give my DS a birthday gift.

Your DGS, my DS, graduated top in his college class last weekend and has been awarded a full scholarship (worth $165K) to a top-tier law school in the fall. He is marrying his college sweetheart. She already has a great job and they will be moving to their new home near law school in July.

GoldenGS has a collection of 132 pairs of VANs and is working at Dairy Queen after one semester of college. He said he might join the military, but I'm not so sure about that.

Like I said, I'm looking forward to seeing you tonight ;-)

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