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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavenBlue View Post
    Peoples reactions are relative and who are you to judge whether it's an overreaction? These women's feelings are valid and you'd be best to keep those kinds of comments to yourself. This is meant to be a safe space to let off some steam about MIL's that drive us batty, not cool to come in here and tell members they are 'overreacting'.
    Woah. I didn't single anyone out so I haven't destroyed anyone's safe space. But a lot of us will be mothers in law & I'm just reminding everyone of this fact. It can't be easy being the MIL. I'm just praying I get cruisy DILs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpybump View Post
    I must say some of these posts seem like massive overreactions and the MIL comments aren't even bad!
    Makes me worried about being 'that' MIL without even realising!
    I'm pregnant & I'm allowed to over react 😛 My situation is very different to most & I've never gone in to it on this forum.
    I agree with you though, I'm pregnant with a boy & it scares me I'll become a monster in law one day. I hope with my experience with my MIL I will be more conscious of how I behave with my future DIL.

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    Obviously in hindsight these comments might not be so bad. But I can't vent to dp about it hence I started a thread. And given the amount of responses (thanks guys, makes me feel less alone!) a lot of people feel the same way. I don't hate my mil just get p'd off sometimes. She has no idea this thread exists and in fact I reckon I can be a whole lot more tolerant of her due to this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by NurseAnni View Post
    Obviously in hindsight these comments might not be so bad. But I can't vent to dp about it hence I started a thread. And given the amount of responses (thanks guys, makes me feel less alone!) a lot of people feel the same way. I don't hate my mil just get p'd off sometimes. She has no idea this thread exists and in fact I reckon I can be a whole lot more tolerant of her due to this thread
    This exactly.

    I am a mother to a son and very aware that one day I will be the MIL and aware that I may annoy my DIL from time to time but that's life. Everyone needs a vent occasionally because that's how we get through life, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpybump View Post
    Woah. I didn't single anyone out so I haven't destroyed anyone's safe space. But a lot of us will be mothers in law & I'm just reminding everyone of this fact. It can't be easy being the MIL. I'm just praying I get cruisy DILs!
    And by not singling anyone out you made a blanket statement that could make everyone feel silly for their little vent. I'm not trying to argue but want you to understand there was no possible good that could come from your comment in a vent thread.

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    Omg i spent most of last night reading through this thread (with popcorn) and i am so glad im mot the only one with a monster in law.

    Heres some from my mil

    I was visiting family interstate as i have been suffering from depression/anxiety. I have a 5 and 4yr old girls and i am 11weeks pregnant. Mil's response was "you had better come back with my girls or i will come up and drag you back myself" mind u i hadnt seen my family for almost 2years.

    I was suffering from morning sickness and it was a saturday and dp had work. I hadnt ironed his shirt as i wasnt well (his a tradesman) and told him to do it himself. When dp arrived home mil arrived too. While i was on the lounge looking like death she piped up and said "why didnt u iron dp's shirt?" Then insisted dp pack all his work clothes into a bag so she could take them and iron them herself.

    There are plenty more i could keep going all day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mummylozzie View Post

    I was suffering from morning sickness and it was a saturday and dp had work. I hadnt ironed his shirt as i wasnt well (his a tradesman) and told him to do it himself. When dp arrived home mil arrived too. While i was on the lounge looking like death she piped up and said "why didnt u iron dp's shirt?" Then insisted dp pack all his work clothes into a bag so she could take them and iron them herself.

    There are plenty more i could keep going all day
    As I have said in this thread, my MIL is just absent and uninterested in our lives. But this reminded me of probably the most frustrating thing she has ever done. I was heavily pg with my first son and we were going though a bad patch where he was drinking a lot with his loser mate. DH had got on the wine the night before and was severely hung over, to the point he'd rung in sick to work. He had no sick leave up so he lost the wages for that day so I was seething.

    So he asks me to make him homemade chicken and veg soup, which is his cure-all when he feels sick. Normally I'm pretty maternal but this day I told him to stick it up his butt and make his own soup. So he calls his mother, whinging I wasn't looking after him properly and asking to bring him soup. So she turns up with all this tinned soup!! I had a go at him in front of her how rude it was to undermine me, that I had no sympathy for him since it was self inflicted *hint hint MIL why are you pandering to him??* She seemed to get the hint and left quite quickly lol

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    I work in the health field and have done a Bachelor Degree and a lot of further study to be considered an expert in my area of specialisation - and my mother thinks she is qualified to give health advice from my field, to friends and family. WTF?

    Did she get her degree by osmosis? And then she gets offended when no-one listens to her 'advice' and says things like "If you or I talk to them about health, they just won't listen to us" as if we both have qualifications. Ummmm, nope, I'm the only one with a degree here!
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    Shiz my MIL says? ....nothing. As in literally did not even acknowledge me or say hello to me at DS's 1st birthday, because she was unhappy that my family were there too and she had to share him, as "she never gets to see him". Even though she's been just down the road from us numerous times and we've asked her to come see him but she's declined. She can drive 3 hrs regularly to see friends, but not 1.5hrs to see her only grandson. But if you ask her I'm a horrid biatch who keeps her grandson from her! I give up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavenBlue View Post
    And by not singling anyone out you made a blanket statement that could make everyone feel silly for their little vent. I'm not trying to argue but want you to understand there was no possible good that could come from your comment in a vent thread.
    Point taken. With 3 sons I have a fear that I might not be actively involved in their adult lives as I've seen it happen a lot. I think I was bringing my own stuff to my original comment.

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