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  1. Husband asked Mom to stay with us for a few months. She has not left

    So my boyfriend and I got engaged February of last year. We have been together 5 years. He was born and raised in a small town in west Texas. We met when he was living in Arizona and had a very rocky start to the relationship but managed to make some changes and decided to move to Houston because he had a great Job opportunity. We have been in Houston for 4 years. I left my 2 older sons and my grandkids and it was extremely difficult but I manage to go see them twice a year. Our life and our ...
  2. mil trying to keep tab on food we eat

    My hubby n me live with our in laws and are married for little more than a year. I have always observed my mil keeping a count of how much we eat whn we have meals together. Also when she comes back from a trip she asks me what we ate for the days she was away and I avoid answering this. She also goes all the way to ask our maid what she cooked for us while she was away! We are a well earning family where my hubby me n my fil earn enough to afford a decent standard of living.
    please advise ...
  3. Rude mother-in-law

    I've been with my husband for 15 years and my mother-in-law has been very hard to get along with. Two weeks ago I found the text on this phone thing that I was lazy and I needed to get a job to pay someone to clean my house or I need to learn how to clean it on my own, which my house is clean she's hasn't been here in probably about nine I sent her a text message to let her know how upset I was and what she had said and I felt that it was rude.that day my husband was helping a stepfather ...
  4. Is she intrusive or am I territorial?

    We gave my MIL a key because she offered to let our dogs out during the day of need be.

    She stopped by yesterday, let our dogs out and had a lengthy conversation with our neighbor.

    She then texted after, telling me-
    I met your neighbor Stephanie. She has a 15 month old. She's a stay at home Mom. Husband works in Tacoma. She's interested in the play set in your back yard.

    All I could think was, that's my neighbor, why are you walking across the ...
  5. How was your day?

    Today my mil physically assaulted me at a bank. Over the tolerance limit for her drama.

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