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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Food grudge

Posted on Sat, Nov. 22, 2014 at 05:05 am

MIL and SIL are extremely jealous that DH eats my cooking. They get angry at the sight of him eating anything I made.

FIL is not "allowed" to eat anything I make according to them.

What is wrong with these people?! Seriously..it is food. Get over your jealousy.

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You are NOT invited!

Posted on Sat, Nov. 22, 2014 at 05:00 am

The hubby and his "sister" haven't spoken regularly for more than 10 years and his father disowned us because we wouldn't give them money (a "bailout" is technically what asked for). Thus, we've become used to having holiday activities with my family or sometimes having a separate meal with his mother.

This year my parents will be out of town, so we had planned on having our meal alone in a restaurant. When she asked, he mentioned to his "mother" that we'd be celebrating alone. To which she simply says, "I'm sorry you have to have your Thanksgiving alone" -- bc she'll be dining with the "sister", the sisters husband and the "father".

So.....yesterday she calls DH out of the blue and extends to him the invitation to be at the "family" Thanksgiving dinner. After some thought, he decided he would ignore the ones who cause strife and make it a nice meal -- we accepted. Within hours the "mother" called DH to tell him that things just weren't working out like she'd planned and we would have to settle for her coming down here the next night and having dinner with us for an hour or so. (Mind you, we both have to work 10 hour days the day after TG). He asked "Why?" and she beat around the bush saying the plans weren't coming together, blah blah blah....he again says "Why?" and forces her to answer.

When the "mother" called the "sister" to tell her she'd invited DH and myself to the meal, the sister said "Absolutely NOT" told her that if we were going to be there she wouldn't come.

So -- the "mother" chose to appease the ones who created this mess and basically uninvited us to a "family" get together.

With family like this -- who needs enemies????

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Three-ring Psychos

Posted on Fri, Nov. 21, 2014 at 06:30 pm

It suddenly hit me what my in-laws expected of me and how I let them down: Evidently, they expected anyone "marrying into" their unhappy tribe to also become codependent enablers like themselves. Not my circus, not my monkeys, you clowns.

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No thanksgiving invitation

Posted on Fri, Nov. 21, 2014 at 05:57 pm

From the inlaws! Priceless!

No invite for them to our home! Priceless!

We have much to grateful for this year!

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Flying Free and Loving It!

Posted on Fri, Nov. 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm

My husband and I had enough of family. We announced in September we weren't having Thanksgiving again this year.

Last year my husband and I cooked dinner for ourselves and ate it in front of the TV watching football. Family arrived and started pounding on the doors and windows. We laughed and kept on watching the game. This year will be the same, except if anyone shows up pounding on our door or windows we're calling the police and will file trespassing charges.

Last year no one talked to us for months. This year we're hoping for a year. Next year we'll aim for life.

I'm starting to like being a bitch.

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Why me!

Posted on Fri, Nov. 21, 2014 at 09:40 am

I remember early in my marriage I was wondering , why me? Fast forward 33 years and I'm still wondering why me? Why did I have to be stuck with these lunatics for in-laws. I come from a good family with good moral values. Could I have married into a family who is happy, kind and well-adjusted. No! I have to marry into a dysfunctional family with hateful, jealous attitudes who love to mooch off of relatives. These are backward people with limited education living like hillbillies and enmeshed together. They travel in a clan as well. DH is the only independant person in the family. Bully for him! He broke away from the nutjob family.

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Posted on Fri, Nov. 21, 2014 at 09:33 am

Thanksgiving Day always begins innocently enough, enjoying dinner with MY side of the family. Then DH, our kids and I make the dreaded journey to the IL's house. Upon arrival, we are greeted by BIL's large dog jumping and slobbering on us while scratching up our clothes and skin with sharp nails. Next we can sit down in the living room on the couch and chairs that MIL has peed on, due to bladder control issues and lack of forsight to wear leakage protection. It's a good thing we arrived on time so we can sit around making awkward small talk for an hour until the much anticipated arrival of ESIL. At last the "life of the party" is here. MIL can gush with excitement over her perfect princess (in reality she looks like the Wicked Witch of the West's twin) and we can finally eat. MIL's feast consists of turkey, undercooked bloody ham, stale dinner rolls served in a bread basket with a layer of dust on the bottom. Let's not forget the yummy salad prepared by BIL, the proud dog owner and generic cigarette chain-smoker who never washes his hands. Maybe I'll opt for some mashed potatoes. Too late, EBIL just belched over them. Now that my plate is filled with contaminated food, I will pretend to take small bites and enjoy fascinating IL conversation topics such as ESIL's discovery of her graying pubic hairs, how frequently ESIL and her husband get it on, every swear word imaginable in front of our children. Time to escape to the funky smelling bathroom. Put 2 layers of toilet paper on toilet seat to avoid contracting any STD's from BIL. Bar soap has questionable hair on it (as always), so I use my own hand sanitizer. Must return to living room full of IL's and endure MIL and ESIL masterfully insult me. Time flies with no wifi for my phone at the IL's. When I tell DH we need to go because kids are tired, MIL exclaims it's time for dessert. How could I even consider leaving without eating some of her slimy PURPLE pumpkin pie? Of course we STILL can't leave because ESIL has her car parked behind ours, so must wait another 20 minutes in our cold car in the dark with our sleepy children while she SLOWLY waddles out of the house and moves it. Counting down the days until this recurring holiday nightmare.

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"I hope you'll all get together at my funeral"

Posted on Fri, Nov. 21, 2014 at 12:17 am

Really MIL? You're gonna try to play that card? Props for producing this little gem in the hospital when everyone was really worried about you. It certainly took your son by surprise. I, however, could not roll my eyes hard enough.

Ok, let's explore your idea for a moment. God knows I've daydreamed about life after you. But I admit I have not given your funeral much consideration.

Yes, I do expect to be there. You are not a horrible person; at times you're very likable. You're best in small doses. Sure, you've got an abusive "side", you have a significant alcohol problem, and you've got some other habits that I find difficult. But so far you have managed to mostly keep your shit together around me, and that's commendable for an undiagnosed borderline.

Now as for "all" of us being at your funeral, well, you can probably count on that, too. I'm fairly certain that's not what you meant, however. You meant that you hope *your son and I* will be there *with your rotten psycho bitch daughter*. Because for years, we've absolutely refused to be in the same room with her. But that doesn't stop you from throwing a fit at literally every holiday, every year, when you realize and re-realize we really mean it.

Well, let me try to explain the difference between enduring the company of your miserable twat of a daughter during one of your excruciatingly long, hyper-scheduled extended family Thanksgiving *weeks*, as opposed to enduring the same nightmare spawn for a couple of hours at a funeral:

The difference is we don't even have to speak to each other if you're not there. It's a couple of hours long. We don't have to pretend we are having fun. And,
unless death transforms you into a poltergeist, you won't be able to add to our misery by deliberately stirring shit up with ESIL

So yep! Count on us all being there, MIL. I'm sure somehow your disapproval of the way we have chosen to insulate our life from your sociopathic MPD daughter will live on. Perhaps in your will you could try to force us to reconcile with her through a shared gift. Aw, you'll think of something. And if not, rest assured I'll never forget how your inability to respect our boundary has made me feel.

So for now, MIL, rest up. Get well. It's early yet to start planning your biggest guilt trip ever. And you still have thanksgiving week and Christmas month to micromanage!

Love, DIL

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Reasons I hate my in laws

Posted on Thu, Nov. 20, 2014 at 08:50 pm

1. They are trash
2. They always need money or a place to stay or a ride or help with something
3. They bring their fights to our home. Yelling at each other in our front yard for the neighbors to stare.
4. They wouldn't have to "borrow" money All the time if one wasn't an alcoholic and one didn't gamble and smoke pot all the time. Don't get a habit you can't afford!
5. I would rather my children not be around them so they don't think it's ok to act that way
6. They NEVER call before they come over. We pass them driving down the street and they follow us home.
7. My mom took care of me and my bother alone all our life. She did a better job by herself then them two idiots together. I'm surprised my husband turned out good. My mom has never asked for anything cause it is wrong to burden your children. I wouldn't mind if she needed help. These people don't need help though.. They make their own problems and expect someone to fix them.
8. They are very disrespectful. I see why my husband has the moments he has. He was raised by these people.
9. They are ugly

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MIL has got on my last nerve.

Posted on Thu, Nov. 20, 2014 at 07:44 pm

Both the golden grand son and my daughter are graduating high school this year. My daughter got a special award and her schools award night, not even 24 hours later she's on the phone bragging about the ggs and his awards night. Why couldn't she give me a lousy 24 hours before shoving that little shit down my throat. I did have words with her about playing favourites (been going on for years) but it just goes in one ear and out the other. My daughters cannot stand her. My daughter did not want her sticking her nose in on formal day so we didn't tell her the date. Afterwards I felt a bit bad so I sent her some pictures, that was three days ago and haven't heard a thing, must be too busy with ggs. I'm done. Also she was too lazy to buy my daughter an 18th birthday present, made me do it and never paid me back or even sent a lousy card. I could list so many things, this is only what has happened in the last three weeks and it's not even half of it.

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