If you don't get along with your mother in law

@ecogal (522)
United States
October 3, 2008 1:38pm CST
If you don't get along with your mother in law and you had one opportunity to say to her whatever you want what would you say to her and why? For example I would tell mine how pushy and self absorbed she can be. Would this make a difference? Would she change? What do you think?
6 responses
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I would tell her that I think she's a nutcase and I'm glad that I don't have to deal with her. Thankfully Hubby's mother lives several states away and we never hear from her. She is off her nut so it's a good thing. [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF** [/b]
@ecogal (522)
• United States
3 Mar 09
How would you guys get along if your lived in the same city?
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Actually we did live next door to her for a while and let's just say it wasn't a good thing. It lasted less than a year and both Hubby and I were happy when we were able to move away. I guess that sounds mean but you had to have been there to get the impact. If she lived in the same town as we do now, I'd just limit my contact with her and keep a distance. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@kirei24 (252)
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
i guess not. youll just create more trouble. you should respect your mother in law no matter what.
@ecogal (522)
• United States
3 Mar 09
So if she comes to your house and makes racist remarks, are you saying its okay to just let her keep saying these things to you?
• United States
31 Oct 08
I've already told my mother-in-law exactly what I think of her. I have tried and tried to get along with her, but she always finds some reason not to like me. I have just decided not to have anything else to do with her. I refuse to waste my time and energy on such a mean, bitter person.
@ecogal (522)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Why do they have to be so mean? Lately I've been avoiding her at all cost so I wouldn't have to tell her how I feel. I've been told that isn't a good idea.
@aerous (13461)
• Philippines
22 Jun 09
I don't think I will say something like that to my mother in law, if there's be. In my principles in life that respect someone to respect you. Perhaps, I tell something that is not hurt her feelings. Tell something that you like to say when she is in good mode to avoid confrontation or hurt her feelings.
@Zeens86 (60)
• India
6 Mar 09
Nope, Just ignore her thats the best way, if you confront her then she might use that against the one you love.
@klaudine (3651)
• Indonesia
3 Oct 08
I used to think that I can get along with my next-to-be mother in law. I surely did, but somehow in time, it realized that there were something wrong with her and I cannot accept it. I don't like it. I cannot say that to my partner because she is her mom anyway. I cannot break her heart and say that I cannot get along with her parents. She was become too demanding from me and I don't like the way she treated me and my partner. I don't like the way she told me to do things around, I am not her maid. I don't like she scolded me in front of my friends, she isn't even my mom and she doesn't have the right to tell me what to do. I don't want to tell her anything, I planned to talk to my partner as soon as possible as she come back from holiday. I just want to let her know that there is something about her mom that i don't like and I hope she's not going to be angry to me and try to understand my position. And if I can say whatever I want to her, I would say: "Leave us alone, we're grown up and we can take care of ourselves. You can go back to your kingdom and be a queen of your own place, but I don't want to get involved further"