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  1. I am so tired of her.

    Mostly I am so sickened by myself.

    I knew back in March when I moved into HER house to housesit as well as to help her when she came home that it was a bad idea.

    I am such a spineless coward I should have no then; but oh no! I moved in and now she is coming home. Of course she is coming to her home, it is HER home after all. No surprise there. The surprise is how quickly she has made us (my son and I) feel unwelcome. She isn't even back yet, and already it has ...
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  2. POSTED 18 JUN 2011 - from FFH page

    There are days when I forget that I have ILs. And, then, there are days when I can't ignore that I do.

    I've never failed to be nice to them. If I run into MIL, I say, "Hi," because I don't want to be rude (but, I don't seek her out). Little SIL needed to borrow my iPod cable, and, though I haven't heard from her in close to a year, I agreed when she texted asking to borrow it. She had FIL return it. She couldn't even be bothered delivering it herself. I should mention that ...
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  3. POSTED 4 JUN 2011 - from FFH page

    I realized something today. I refer to FIL as my FIL when talking about him, and I just thought I should introduce myself as his DIL, but I've never FELT like a DIL. Is that weird?

    There's an event on tomorrow. A small country town event thing, and I'm sure FIL will be there at some stage (MIL too, probably, but I try to pretend she won't, so I don't worry about going). My accent usually has people asking who I am, where I'm from, how I got here, etc., etc. That's when I thought that ...
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    Mother-In-Law Blog
  4. POSTED 23 FEB 2011 - from FFH page

    Part 2: Mum will say, "Give your dog and your DH a hug for me," any time we leave off a conversation. She'll remember DH for birthdays and special occasions (Easter and Christmas). She is, quite honestly, my idea of the near-perfect MIL. She shows him (via me) that she cares about him and our relationship. She doesn't call and smother us. She doesn't try and turn me against him, or separate us. She DID have me go back to Australia for 2 months (she paid), when dad got sick. He didn't want ...
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  5. POSTED 22 FEB 2011 - from FFH page

    Part 1 I don't know if this counts as a true MIL story (because it's not a b!tchy story). But, here goes:

    I've taken to reading the archives. It's helping me to read other people's stories and find new ways to deal with the MIL issues. I've noticed that, 99% of the time, DILs are writing the stories about their DH's mother. Why is that? Maybe guys just don't care enough to come to the site to vent?

    So, it got me thinking, objectively, what is MY mother like to my DH? ...
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