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  1. POSTED 30 NOV 2010 - from FFH page

    Now, on to a more personal story - it always starts with the wedding: DH and I lived in a different state from his family, but he wanted to get married in his home state. Two weeks before the wedding, I went to stay with his parents, and everything was fine. They were very accommodating. That was VASTLY different to the rest of the wedding planning time. Being Australian, our wedding was Australian. I'm not talking koalas and kangaroos everywhere. I mean Aussie customs and traditions. I saw no need ...
  2. POSTED 28 NOV 2010 - from FFH page

    Now, we come to one of the most recent issues: When DH and I moved back to his home state (6 months after being married), MIL offered for us to live with her, FIL, and 16 year old SIL, until we found our own place. She knew we were looking for a place to live. We, of course, accepted (little did I know it was a BAD idea!). We moved in in April.

    I, being an immigrant, wasn't able to work just yet. My work permit and/or green card had not arrived. I was also unable to drive, because ...
  3. POSTED 26 NOV 2010 - from FFH page

    We moved in with GMIL (MIL's mother), when MIL kicked us out. Turns out, cruelty runs in the family. Long story short: She kicked my puppy. Made all the worse that my puppy was 10 weeks old and recovering from an attack by another dog (she also insisted that I rescue this dog from where we got it). She told DH that I "needed to learn how to be a wife".

    She didn't wish me happy birthday, even after DH walked in with a huge "happy birthday" balloon and she asked ...
  4. POSTED 24 NOV 2010 - from FFH page

    Couple more stories about my ILs and MIL: We moved out of GMIL's house at the end of August, after copping abuse from her for a while. We moved in with older SIL's BF (she lives in another state while going to school), who had deadbeat UIL (evil GMIL's son, who's our age) living with him.

    UIL doesn't work. He lives off social security disability because of health issues. He had/has a GF who lives a decent distance away. UIL's antics: Stole SIL's pocket knife that DH got for her from ...
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  5. POSTED 24 NOV 2010 - from FFH page

    My DH warned me that his mother wasn't a very nice person, but I never took it very seriously. I assumed he was exaggerating.

    She works for DHS in child welfare. The irony that she judges other mothers is not lost on her family. It's a common joke (not to her face, of course) that she was hired because a bad mother knows other bad mothers.

    First I'll tell a story that doesn't involve me to show how bad of a mother she is. When DH was little, he needed an adult to cosign ...
    Mother-In-Law Blog

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