The Full Story:
Not everyone is lucky enough to have a mother-in-law they truly love like family. In fact, most people are lucky if they can tolerate their spouse’s mom, but one woman can’t even do that any more, and she doesn’t know what to do about it.
Here’s the story…
- In an anonymous post on Reddit, a woman shared that she tried to deal with her demanding mother-in-law, but things have gotten so bad she "really, really can’t take it."
- The woman shares that the MIL moved in right next door to her and her husband and while she was furious, there was nothing she could do about it.
- And now that they’re neighbors her behavior has gotten more and more demanding, and intrusive.
- She says the woman shows up randomly at the house and walks right in, she dumps her trash in their cans so she doesn’t have to pay for trash service, and even once demanded a 20-page apology letter after the woman angered her.
- But the straw that broke the camel’s back was when the MIL decided to go up north for a week, and asked if the couple could watch her chickens.
- The MIL wound up spending five months away, leaving them to care for and feed the chickens, never once offering them any money for food or their services.
The woman has simply had enough, writing, "I just want to pack up and go," adding, "I love my husband so much, but d--n. I really, really can’t take it." She later revealed that the husband found out about the post and was furious, sharing he’s “been ignoring me since.”
- Most people sympathized with the woman and insisted she wasn’t overreacting to her MIL’s behavior. "My god. This sounds awful -- I’m so sorry you’re having to deal with this!!" one persin shared, while another added, “I strongly recommend you guys set boundaries and enforce them ASAP because the longer she feels she can do whatever, the more she'll steamroll you and take advantage."
- Several people also placed the blame on the husband for not standing up to his mother, and for how he reacted when he saw the post. "Either he sits down and listens, or you go, even if just for a bit," someone shared. "Go to a friend's, to family, anywhere. He is being an [expletive].”