Is it wrong to love to be with your mother in-law?? lol!

United States
January 23, 2007 8:58am CST
Okay, so I know alot of people can't stand their in-laws, but I actually love spending time with mine! I can hang out with her just like one of my friends! Anyone else feel the same way?
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• United States
23 Jan 07
yes I love my mother n' law. She's the best person in the world to talk to about anything. She can make you laugh or be there for you in times of trouble. It is sort of funny, because she'll do more for me than her own son. She talks to me several times a day. My husband doesn't mind on the count of she has never gotten along with anyone else he's been with this way. It makes him comfortable. His whole family is like that. It's ok to enjoy the peace.
• United States
23 Jan 07
I know, that's so true! My husband doesn't mind either because it's better that way than to be hating each other and at each other's throat all the time like some in-laws and daughter in-laws!
• United States
24 Jan 07
Just enjoy being with her like I do mine. You might can learn a lot from her. My mother n' law is the greatest. She even talks to me about her dates. It's so cool.
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@cpamanda (694)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I think you are blessed and should enjoy your time. I cannot seem to have that type of relationship with my MIL. I have tried and most people love me, but she is not most. The whole thing started off bad when she wore black to my wedding. To make it worse, my husband is an only child and he does not get along well with her either. So.... there are no other children to run interference when we spend time together. Enjoy what you have and be thankful for it!
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thankyou! Gosh, that is something! Wearing black at your wedding!
• United States
23 Jan 07
You are truly blessed, Happymommy. There is nothing wrong with spending time with your mother-in-law, especially if you get along well. And as another person said, a mother-in-law could potentially have the status of being nearly as loved and as special as your own mother. I said you are truly blessed, because I love my mother-in-law dearly, but I cannot be around her very long. She is very spiteful with everyone, including her own children. She is truly a woman of contradictions, because in times of need she would give someone her last penny. Yet in times that should be special she manages to spoil every special occasion by some spiteful comment or action. My wife has the opposite situation, but equally frustrating. For some reason my mother has never opened up with my wife. They have never been able to spend time together, because my mother sits still and quiet like a bump on a log. This has made and continues to make my wife nervous and ill at ease. My wife loves my mother and would do anything for her, but they are not friends as such, and rarely do anything together. So both of us are frustrated in our relationships with our mother-in-laws, and both fathers are now deceased. You are indeed blessed, and you should treasure the time you spend with her. Don't let anyone deny you that joy in your life.
• United States
23 Jan 07
Oh thankyou, I do feel blessed because at the times when I did not have my mom by my side my mother in-law was always there when I did need a mom. I hope things can change with your wife and your mother. Have you ever asked your mom about why she is that way with your wife? Best wishes for your family!
@ladybear (128)
• Denmark
23 Jan 07
I would go as fare as to say that I adore my mother-in-law. We spend alot of time together. And we enjoy alot of the same things. Of course we have our roaws about how things should be done, kids, cooking. But don't you have that with your own mother?
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Oh yes, I have that with my mother but mine's been out of the state for sometime and at times she was busy with her own life but she is here now in the state with us so I will have her closer to me now but I will still always keep my mother in-law close to me also. She's like my second mom.
@vthluv (40)
• India
23 Jan 07
there is really nothing really wrong about it. You love a person for what he is. You can admire her, be friends with her and have open discussions with her.
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@vronron (83)
• Canada
23 Jan 07
I am in the same boat. Everyone I hear of has horrible times with their mother in laws and I have no problem with mine. She is great and I feel like we connect on so many levels.
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