Mother in Laws
February 3, 2007 10:46pm CST
Why is it Mother in Laws always try to cause problems. My mil came over today when she knew it was a bad day for hubby and started talking about things which she knew would set him off. Why couldn't she keep her big mouth shut. She's now gone back home and I am left to try to calm my hubby down again. She's happy as she went home with a grin on her face.
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• Brisbane, Australia
23 Feb 07
That sucks and it's bloody rude too! What a cow to do that not only to you but to her own son.If she does this alot I think I would cut ties with her.You don't need her crap and neither does your husband.What kind of mother is she to do that to her own son? Really the mind boggles.It sounds to me like she a bit of a stirrer.
22 Feb 07
Tell her next time she comes to stop winding him up. she obviously knows what she is doing and that she is leaving you to clean up the mess she leaves behind. it is unacceptable behaviour espec as you have enough on your plate. other than that change the subject loudly everytime she starts to stir trouble. talk her down and soon she is bound to get the message.
• United Kingdom
13 Feb 07
What did she do that for? I would have thought that she would not want her Son upset and that. I can't believe a Mother would do that to her own Child. I am sorry she did that to you and left you to it. I hope you coped ok after she left.
14 Feb 07
It is because of the way this woman dragged up ( I won't say brought up) her children that my husband suffers with depression. She is certainly not a very maternal sort of woman at all. Thankyou for your kind words Gabs they are appreciated. I always cope because I have to but some days are just harder than others.
4 Feb 07
I really dont understand what goes in the minds of these mother in laws... I think that before marriage her son listens only to her and then after that he listens to his wife.. So there might be the ego problem that comes into picture after the marriage..
4 Feb 07
Next time she does this (how malicious...don't know why mothers do this...I had one who would do/say things to the detriment of our family)grab your bag straight away, gather any children and just GO. Formulate a plan to use in case of emergencies and leave her to look after her son. As you're leaving ask how long she'll be visiting?...so you'll know when to return. Much better for you to avoid the stress and strain her visits must cause. I reckon pretty soon she'll stop coming. Head her off at the pass so to speak. Give her a big cheesy grin and wave as you're leaving.