Do you get along with your IL'S? (in laws)

Kyleigh - posted on 05/20/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




Me and my dh aren't getting along right now with my inlaws, they love to tell my dh bad things about me on the phone. My dh put his own dearest mother to the test. She called and my dh said I was out at the store getting some eggs milk etc...she said GOOD! i DONT WANT TO TALK TO YOU WHILE SHES THERE!
Then she demands the SK's be at her house over the weekend. So I assume my MIL wants me to drive a good 30 minutes away and then she says the next day !! Well take em!
Sorry i just cant stand it if she wants the SKs so badly then please do ALL of the driving! Then she demands we give her 40 dollars because she claims she spent exactly that much on food and extras!
Sorry its just not worth the extra "fight," and stressor in our household.!

What do you all think? How is your relationship with your in laws good bad and the ugly? lol


Peita - posted on 05/20/2011




I have never had any issues with my inlaws, they are happy to help out, they come and watch my boy play footy, they randomly buy little gifts for my kids and myself for no reason, actually my husband has more issues with his family than I do LOL!! I have a brother who gives me more grief than my inlaws lol!! You are right, it is not worth the stress, I don't get involved in drama and I have given up trying with my brother and his wife, there just comes a point when you say I'm tired of trying, it's up to you now..... As for the asking for money, I think that is wrong on their behalf, I don't know, the whole family politics just confuses me sometimes, I don't know why some have to make life so difficult, you should spend your time having fun with family, family should look out for each other, NOT worry about upsetting or stressing each other!!! I guess what I am saying is that I agree, 'it's not worth the extra "fight"!!!'

Mimi - posted on 05/20/2011




Diane, sometimes you simply have to make a stand. Your husband should DEFEND you. He is married to you, not his mother. When I want to have my grandkids, I go get them, I treat them to what I can, and when it is time for them to go home, I take them! I don't expect ANYTHING for wanting to spend time with my grandchildren, even when I am BABYSITTING! Your MIL needs a LOT of prayer, and a LOT of love! Tough love that is! Good luck and I will be praying for you and your inlaws!


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Sherri - posted on 05/20/2011




We have an interesting situation with my FIL. His priorities are messed up but when my MIL was alive. I loved them both a lot and spend a lot of time with them. My husband has an amazing relationship with my parents as well. We were both very blessed with our IL's.

Stifler's - posted on 05/20/2011




My mother in law can be a test of character. She tries to tell me things like if we keep going the way we are our relationship won't work out and then the next day I am the best thing that ever happened to her son and she loves me like I am her own. It's ridiculous you have to stick together against their shit or they will ruin your relationship.

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