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Old 08-17-2011, 09:01 AM   #1
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My In-laws are worse than your In-laws!

Think yours are the worst ever? Here's the place to prove it...or at least blow off some steam . Tell us your worst, most hair-raising, awful, tactless mean thing your In-laws have ever said or done (or perhaps your own parents have done to your spouse...we're equal opportunity 'round here!).

Here's my (long-winded) submission (I have many more, this is just the most recent):

I stopped speaking to my MIL 4 months ago. Cut her out completely and life, for me, has been just lovely. However, DH still speaks to her on occasion. He's scaled WAY back on interacting with her (instead of every day, he accepts a call from her about once every week-week and a half, and sees her maybe once a month to make sure she is alive). She is a mean...MEAN, manipulative lunatic and we finally had enough.

So, MIL (68) just opened an antique store and spent a good 2 months working on the place to get it ready so DH went over to the store before the grand opening to wish her well. While there, she sobbed to him about how she has "fallen in love with"...her handyman, Scoot (42). This is some random dude she found on Craigslist to do some odd-jobs for her. We're actually thrilled she is dating someone (even a sketchy guy from Craigslist) since it means she will not need DH to do stuff for her anymore...her new bf can be her servant. Anyhoo...apparently she feels like she is "cheating" on DH's father...who has been deceased for 15 years. Understandable that she would feel guilt over the new relationship since she hasn't dated ANYONE since her husband died.

DH assures her that his father wouldn't have wanted her to be lonely or alone forever and would be happy she'd found someone who made her happy. MIL then launches into a tirade about how her dog (that she adopted from the shelter 2 months ago and she firmly believes is her dead husband reincarnated...I AM NOT JOKING), looks at her with "angry eyes" anytime she and the bf are together. She goes on and on about how the dog is my DH's father and is upset that she is dating this guy.

Trying to remain calm and rational, DH says to her "mom...if the dog is Dad, why does it growl and snarl at ME every time I see him?"

It does...the dog is a nasty little thing (perfect for the nasty old lady he has to live with). It snarls and growls at Dh every time it sees him.

So, MIL looks DH right in the face and says "Oh, that's because your father hated you."

I bet somewhere there's a story that beats mine by a mile, so please share it here. It'll make me feel less likely to drive my truck straight through the front door of her shiny new shop.
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