A woman consulted an online community if she was mistaken for exacting petty payback on her meddlesome mother-in-law.
Her Mother-In-Law Is a Proper Monster-In-Law!
A woman told her tale of how her husband’s busybody mom is incredibly snoopy and annoying.
“She can’t help it, that is just how she is, as my dear in-laws say.”
She Was Given an Emergency Key – Which She Abused.
After recently buying their first house together, the woman’s mother-in-law kept ‘pushing’ them to give her a key for emergencies.
“She promised that she would only use it in an emergency, but given the fact that she had an emergency key to our old apartment and walked in on us being intimate twice, I just couldn’t trust her.”
Her Husband Didn’t Think It Was a Big Deal That His Mom Walked in on Them at Intimate Moments.
But the woman didn’t want her mother-in-law abusing her privacy, so she hitched a plan.
“I just sent her a fake key (after she kept pushing), and she had a smug look on her face after I hand-delivered it to her.”
Her MIL Angrily Called Her Out on Christmas Day.
Just as the family sat down to eat, the woman’s mother-in-law launched a verbal assault on her daughter-in-law about the fake key.
“I asked her how she found out and she said days ago when she came over at 4 while my husband and I were out.”
She Clearly Had No Respect for Their Privacy.
The argument continued over the dinner table.
“I reminded her, ‘Didn’t you promise you wouldn’t use it unless there’s an emergency? So you tried to get in when there was no emergency and you broke the promise you made to us!'”
She Wasn’t Happy Being Called Out.
“She looked red in the face and the other family started staring and some even laughed at her for the face she made. She suddenly got up from her seat and rushed into the kitchen, where she had a huge meltdown so loud the next-door neighbors must’ve heard – literally, I’ve never heard a 60+-year-old woman throw a tantrum like that.”
Her Husband Was Fuming.
“Needless to say, dinner went awkward and my husband and his sister were giving me looks. My husband went off on me in the car and said I lied and manipulated and humiliated and exposed his mom and said he wouldn’t have let me get away with it had he known. We had an argument and he is demanding I apologize to his mom for my childish behavior and for ruining Christmas dinner for the whole family.”
She Added Another Incident to the Story.
The OP later returned to the online forum to share how the story was unfolding. She had told her husband she’d sought advice online.
“I thought I’d show my husband some pretty helpful comments I found here minutes ago but he got mad at me when he saw it and said I was nuts to talk about his family online.”
He Went Nuts Again.
He wanted the story removed.
“He demanded my phone so he could delete it but I refused and I went upstairs and into the bedroom. I’ve never seen him so agitated and I didn’t think he’d react like that.”
She Wanted to Know if She Was in the Wrong.
The woman took to an online community to ask if she was wrong.
The vote was unanimous.
Many users felt that this type of behavior from the mother-in-law and her son would drive a wedge between the marriage.
“I’d rethink my marriage if my husband put his mother over me.”
Nip the Problem in the Bud.
Others suggested this problem be dealt with sooner rather than later.
“This needs to be dealt with before they have kids because it will only get more and more out of hand, and you don’t want her having meltdowns in front of the kids!”
The Mother’s Controlling Behavior Is Messed Up.
“Can you imagine MIL taking kids without permission and then having a tantrum in front of everyone (kids included) when being called out? Yuck!”
“She could demand to be put on the list at school, to pick them up and whatnot, and just pull them out randomly. Can you imagine how messed up that would be?”
Clearly, the Hubby Is Just as Bad.
Many users called out the OP’s husband’s similar controlling and temperamental behavior.
“I’d definitely back out of this marriage. Demanding her phone like a petulant, power-hungry moron…”
Like Mother, Like Son.
“Why is your husband mad at you? He should question his mother as to why she feels entitled to enter a grown man’s home whenever she feels like it. There are some weird codependency things going on there.”
“He didn’t mind it when she walked in on them being intimate. So yeah, some very weird things going on.”
“His mother entering at will was a red flag in their old apartment, and hubby didn’t seem too exercised about it then, either. If my MIL walked in on me and my hubby getting freaky twice, he and I would have words way before it got to the point of her asking to get a key to a new place.”
HIS HOA DEMANDS THE REMOVAL OF SECURITY CAMERAS: THEIR OVERSIGHT TRIGGERS A LEGAL BACKLASH, ENTRAPPING THEM IN A RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE LOOPHOLE!
A couple bought surveillance cameras to monitor their property, which inadvertently waged a costly war with their HOA.
She Demands Her Brother Share His Daughter’s Inheritance With Her Stepdaughter – Who Wasn’t Bequeathed Anything!
When it comes to family dynamics, few things can stir up emotions, quite like inheritance disputes. A contentious situation has emerged in an unfolding saga that tests the bonds of blood and challenges the concept of fairness. At the center of this narrative stands a sister who adamantly demands her brother to share his daughter’s inheritance with her stepdaughter, who, to her dismay, was not bequeathed anything.
HE ISSUES AN ULTIMATUM: IN-LAWS MUST VACATE OR HIS DAUGHTER’S DOOR REMAINS LOCKED IN A HEART-WRENCHING POWER STRUGGLE
OP’s brother-in-law, Sammy, moved in with his twin daughters, Olivia and Sloane, after losing his home due to a divorce. OP’s daughter, Zoey, is 16 years old and gets along fine with her cousins, but they do not respect her privacy.