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  1. being the MIL

    Are there any other moms out there? Ones who possibly are having trouble negotiating the touchy daughter-in-law relationship? I am having trouble building a trusting, loving relationship with one of my DILs, and am just curious if there is anyone else out there feeling out of balance? I am a mom who raised 3 boys, no daughters, and i am really struggling with this. She has been married to my son for 9 years and while i am still very close with my son, i feel a strain on the whole family dynamic ...
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  2. Sneaky MIl Breached No Contact WTH

    Quote Originally Posted by CSmith View Post
    Not sure if I can do that. Not sure if I can do anything about the letter with the judges and MIL name on it. I don't think my DH would be on board. The horrible, nasty, letter MIL sent to my DH was horrible but I should probably have a discussion with DH before I proceed further with notifying the Judges. It was my first reaction. She did attempt to abuse her position of delusional power. MIL has been in trouble at work for keeping things confidential on criminal cases and using her position to
  3. My in-laws criticized and insulted me and now it's awkward

    Hello, I need advice and this is somewhat of a long story with a few different aspects.
    I am American and a year and a half ago I moved to Italy to be with my Italian husband. My in-laws were nice, I wouldn't say we had the closest relationship but no problems. My SIL is nice but I have absolutely nothing in common with her so when I see her we say hello and do small talk but I can never have a conversation with her because it's like pulling teeth.
    My husband works out of the country ...
    Mother-In-Law Blog
  4. How do you know when to quit?

    Desperate for advice here. How do you know when to call it quits? And when you figure that out whatís the first step? I have had enough. Iím 31, Iíve been married for 5 years. My oldest is 3 and when I got pregnant with him sh** started to get real weird with my DH and his mum. Itís just the two of them. Heís an only child turned surrogate husband when he was 12 after his father left. 20+ years later his mother still hasnít moved on. She made ďhoney doĒ lists for him to do at her house until recently. ...
  5. In-laws won't respect husband's wishes.

    Hi, everyone! I am new here and I am still trying to learn the ropes. So, please bear with me!

    My husband and I have been married for four years and together for six. We started dating in high school and got married after we graduated. The entire time we were dating and engaged his parents acted like they loved me, but started playing a different tune as soon as we said our vows. After we got married my husband and I moved in together and started trying to live our lives as a couple ...
    Mother-In-Law Blog

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