An excited bride to be posted on Reddit’s Entitled Parents to tell readers how flabbergasted she was that her mother-in-law-to-be wanted to join her honeymoon!
Announcing that they were getting married in September, the woman called her future MIL, and it was then she explained that they would be listing Greece on their honeymoon. The MIL politely asked if she could join the happy couple, to which they replied that she couldn’t.
The MIL Started Making Angry Demands
When MIL heard the couple say no to her request, she got very angry and demanded that she travel with them.
The MIL told them that “I have never been out of this country (Spain). I want and deserve to travel,” going on to say, “ I am the one who gave birth to him, so this should be special for me too because if it weren’t for me, there would be no wedding.”
Bride Is Not Letting Her Win
Despite the angry tirade, the original poster (OP) will not give in to her MIL as she wants the wedding and honeymoon to be unique.
Many Reddit fans felt sorry for the OP and pointed out that the MIL had serious issues. One person suggested that “She is enmeshed with him. If she doesn’t have a husband, and with her son being her only, having an enmeshed, entitled, and overbearing MIL will be hard.”
Bride Advised to Keep Her Plans Close to Her Chest
Reddit users clarified that she needs to get her future husband on board, with one person saying,” Make sure your partner stays on board with the No-Mom honeymoon.” Some people pointed out that the OP should be careful not to give the MIL the details of their honeymoon, as she may just show up!
One person said, “Yes, an information diet is the best! Don’t tell her about the flight, the hotel dates, or anything. And that’s how it would be about anything in your marriage from here on out as well, cuz she’s starting this now, it’s probably gonna continue.” Another poster was cruel, saying, “Or start giving her fake information.” We are sure that one would not go down too well!
However, the OP edited her post to say she had thought of this and will not share any more details. She also expanded on her relationship with her MIL, saying that she is very demanding and gets annoyed when her future husband takes her side.
Other Readers Can Relate
One Reddit reader shared their own story and stressed how the OP had a better experience than theirs when they said, “At least she asked… My MIL just showed up on our honeymoon the day after we arrived. She acted like it was a great surprise for us’ OMG!
While some people think this is not the last they will hear of the honeymoon issue, some think she may rethink her actions once she has had time to process everything. One fan commented, “You and your husband are legends. I would have loved to see her face when she realized you had left. No doubt she spoke to others expecting them to back her,” and we think that the shock that she experiences may make her look at things from a different angle.