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    Re: Need advice

    These are posted elsewhere, but can be hard to find from the forums.


    AIL aunt-in-law

    BEC b1tch eating crackers (even innocuous behavior is annoying)
    BF boyfriend or best friend
    BFF best friend forever
    BFP big fat positive (on pregnancy testing - confirmed pregnancy)
    BIL brother-in-law
    BRB be right back
    BM birth mother
    BMIL birth mother-in-law

    CBF cat butt face (pursed lips, sour expression on face)
    CIL cousin-in-law
    CO cut off. Said of a person you no longer associate with.
    D_ d followed by another acronym usually means dear or darling (for example DGD means dear granddaughter)
    DB dear boyfriend or dear brother
    DC dear children
    DD dear/darling daughter
    DF dear father or dear fiance
    DG/DGF dear girlfriend
    DH dear/darling husband
    DHRH dog house residing husband
    DIL daughter-in-law
    DM dear mother
    DN dear niece/nephew
    DP dear parents
    DS dear/darling son
    DSD dear stepdaughter
    DSF dear stepfather
    DSM dear stepmother
    DSS dear stepson
    DuH a DH who is not exhibiting any intelligence
    DW dear/darling wife

    E_ evil, so esil = evil sister-in-law (though, may also mean eldest, in which case see o_)
    ETA edited to add

    F_ future (see FMIL for example)
    FH future husband
    FFIL future father-in-law
    FIL father-in-law or future in-laws
    FM flying monkey - family member that MIL controls (this is a Wizard of Oz reference)
    FMIL future mother-in-law
    FOO family of origin
    FW future wife

    G_ golden; a family member who is the darling pet, often spoiled by parents. Some may also believe that the Golden One poops rose petals. (Hat tip to Just Me!)
    GBIL golden brother-in-law
    GD granddaughter
    GF girlfriend (or could be grandfather)
    GFIL grandfather-in-law
    GM grandmother
    GMIL grandmother-in-law
    GS grandson
    GSIL golden sister-in-law

    H husband
    H_ honorary (hfil honorary father-in-law, possibly a male living with MIL)
    HTH hope this helps

    IIRC if i remember correctly
    IL in-law
    IMHO in my humble opinion
    IMO in my opinion
    ITA I totally agree (or I tend to agree)

    JK just kidding

    KWIM know what i mean

    LMAO laughing my *ss off
    LO little one
    LOL laughing out loud

    M_ followed by an acronym may mean Middle (for example, MDD is Middle Dear Daughter).
    MIL mother-in-law
    MOO mother of origin

    N narcissistic
    NMIL narcissistic mother-in-law
    nb "nota bene" - note this well - take special note
    NC no contact. Also known as CO.
    NPD narcissistic personality disorder
    NT no text (for message board - warns reader not to click header looking for further text in the body).
    NLI not logged in

    O_ O followed by an acronym usually means Older or Oldest (for example, ODD is Older Dear Daughter).
    OBIL older brother-in-law
    ODD oldest dear daughter
    ODS oldest dear son
    OMFG oh my f***ing god
    OMG oh my god
    OP original poster (the one who started the thread)
    OSIL older sister-in-law
    OT off topic
    OTOH on the other hand

    PA passive aggressive
    PDA public display of affection
    PIL parent-in-law
    PITA pain in the @ss
    PM private message

    ROFL rolling on (the) floor laughing
    ROFLMAO rolling on (the) floor laughing my *ss off

    SAHM stay at home mom
    SIL sister-in-law (not typically used for son-in-law)
    STB_ stb followed by an acronym usually means "soon to be" (for example, stbxh is soon to be ex-husband)
    S_ s followed by an acronym usually means Step (for example, SFIL is step father-in-law)
    SMIL step mother-in-law

    TL;DR too long, didn't read. Often length is not the problem, but the lack of paragraphs leading to the appearance of a Great Wall of Text.
    TMI too much information
    TO time-out. A temporary cutoff, for a limited time.
    TTC trying to conceive
    TTFN ta-ta for now (good-bye)
    TTYL talk to you later

    UIL uncle-in-law

    WTF what the f??k
    WTH what the he!!

    X_ as a prefix to any number of abbreviations represents the "ex-" prefix. For example, XMIL would mean ex-mother-in-law (a mother-in-law from a previous marriage).

    YDD younger or youngest dear daughter
    YDS younger or youngest dear son
    Y_ y followed by an acronym usually means Youngest or Younger (for example, YDD is Younger Dear Daughter).

    The above acronyms are common among many forums. The two following are MILS-specific. (And this mod does not remember ever seeing them used.)

    BWDS Brain Washing DIL Society, ie DILs who TOTALLY brainwash their DHs (according to MIL dearest) into ignoring their family, parents, siblings or finally showing DHs what @sses their family really is and letting DHs make their own decision to cut them off.

    DILA daughter-in-law avenger - an open to all "club" developed on this site
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