what can you say about your mother in law?

@ckyera (17261)
Philippines
November 16, 2008 10:41pm CST
most people think that mother in laws are monsters! but im not one of them...i think i got one that is really nice...i love her as i love my mom...and am very thankful to her coz without her...i will not have a wonderful husband....thank God i have her...you? can you tell me anything bout your in laws...
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• United States
17 Nov 08
My mother-in-law passed on nearly 25 years ago, but I was honored and blessed to have known her for the short time I did before she passed away. She was one of those truly good people who was loved by nearly everyone who ever met her. She was the kind who never went to the supermarket without checking with all her neighbors to see if anyone else needed something. During the Blizzard of 78, which crippled the entire Northeastern coast, she took a dozen strangers into her living room and fed them and housed them for days until the roads were passable again. She welcomed me into her family with open arms, and I never once in five years heard her say an unkind thing about anyone. I know all the jokes about mothers in law - but mine wasn't like that at all. She was a wonderful and loving woman who raised a wonderful and loving man.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
hi chameleonsdream, it think your in law is really great...we're both lucky to have a wonderful mother in law and husband as well...thanks for sharing... God bless!
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@annavi23 (6306)
• Philippines
8 May 12
Let me just say, you are the lucky ones...heheh Most of the time I have friends who have inlaws and they are not happy with them. I don't know. Maybe mothers are really like that specially when the husband/wife of yours is their only child. They simply get jealous and afraid that they have someone to share their child with. And being loved their children also find it hard sometimes to pick one of you. But it's really not fair to choose one cause they both loved the spouse and the mother.heheh Way back then, I had a bf, his mother don't like me. Cause maybe she's like that in my story...he's the only son but he has a sister.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
8 May 12
hi vi! I also heard a lot of stories about mother in laws who are not so nice to their child's spouse but as far me and in my opinion, I think as a daughter in law, it should be me who will find a way to have a better relationship with my in laws. I just wish that my effort will not put into waste... On my part, I am really thankful that my mom in law is really kind and find to like me even if my husband is his youngest and "favorite" son! haha I also think that if the wife and the in laws are not in good relationship, it is the husband who will suffer the most...and vice versa. Huh! maybe she just didn't find time to know you more...
@annavi23 (6306)
• Philippines
8 May 12
Yes, I do think that the spouse have to make an effort on how they both will get much closer to each other,or at least do something to make the mother like her...hehe It just proves that you are easy to like specially when it comes to moms. I think you don't need to make much effort cause you are easy to be liked... I hope you know what I mean.. Yes, of course. It is the husband who will suffer the most. Cause he is in between the two girls he loved. And it's hard to choose if ever he would have to be asked... I don't know...maybe she's more of a jealous type. It can also be like what you said, didn't find time to like me... Or is it the idea of me being caught doing not-so-nice to her son...
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
18 May 12
Yup and if after all the efforts that we've done and the mom in law didn't like us still, then its already her problem! lol! just kidding! just don't give up and just stay kind to her... Well, I want to think that way too...hehe coz I remember, the mom of the guy from my i love you goodbye topic, also likes me and whenever I am in their house, she entertains me well, actually even his father and his brothers...haha (that's also one thing why I love him more that time, his family!) I can't agree or disagree on me being likeable...hehe coz till now, there are still some who thinks that I am difficult to deal with due to my "quiet" nature! haha hmmmm I wonder what have you done to her son...haha
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
17 Nov 08
Hi ckyera! You are lucky to have a nice mother in-law. I haven't met my mother in-law because we live too far from her. But we do email each other and so far our relationship is good and I hope to met her one day.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
thanks cjay77 and i wish that when u met your mother in law personally you'll be more close and comfortable to each other...just treat her as your own mom...God bless!
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
17 Nov 08
I will, thanks ckyera.
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• India
8 May 12
Just remove the words, 'in law' from mother in law, you will soon realize that mother in law is really mother, not a monster but an angel.. thanks for this nice discussion. Best of luck. Professor
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
8 May 12
I agree!
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
29 Nov 10
Hello my dear. Well i agree with that statement - if my mother in law wasn't born, my future wife wouldn't have been born also. I believe that my mother in law is a very talkative person, who works a lot, but likes her work to be appreciated - like most of us also do. She prepares a lot of food on holidays, and expects people to stuff them selfs - you really have to know when to say no :) She also looks very good for her age of 54 going on 55.
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@besthope44 (12145)
• India
14 Aug 10
She is my next mom!
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@juhi06 (1850)
• India
17 Nov 08
nice caring woman . dear to me and all the family members!!
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
31 Jan 10
i also had a great mother in law. my mom was far away from me so my mother in law was the one i only got, at that time. unfortunately, both of them are not here anymore.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
hello neil... sorry to hear that you already lost both of your mother... your mom & your mom in law. but you are still lucky to have them and its a good feeling when we have good relation to our in laws... thanks!
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
20 Nov 08
My mother in law is a great woman. I'm not sure why so many people think that their mother in laws are horrible creatures. My mother in law isn't. My fiance and I live with her and my father in law, and they are both good people. Without my mother in law, my fiance would not be the sweet, moral'ed person he is. I love him, and I know that his mom had a big hand in raising him.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
hello somecowgirl... sorry for this very late response but i agree with you, our husband become what they are because of their good mothers...that's also how i feel and what i think that's why i also admire my mom in law for bringing up my husband the way he is now... thanks...
• United States
8 May 12
I am also blessed to have my mother-in-law. She is a wonderful woman. She is very nice and has helped so much with my 3 children. I have been with my husband since I was a sophomore in high school and have known her since then. She is very kind and understanding and is willing to lend a helping hand when needed. She raised such a fine, hardworking man and I am proud to be a part of their family. My mother on the hand is quite the opposite, so I am glad to have married a man with such a wonderful mother and I have got the pleasure of knowing a mother's love.