Motherhood
  • O
  • 4 days ago

Any happy mother-in-law stories?

So I realize hard times are more likely to make people rant, and when everything is good people stay silent. But reading through these forums can be so discouraging! My mother-in-law and I aren't besties, but we get along fine. I'm hoping that continues once the baby is here, but reading these MIL horror stories really scares me. Could some of you ladies please share stories of your awesome, supportive, boundary-obeying MIL? (stock photo)
  • M
  • 4 days ago

After 3 months of marriage, I left my husband because of my narcissistic gaslighting mother in law, and moved home with my parents. It took God and prayers to help restore my relationship with my husband. When my LO was born my MIL was so disrespectful to my mom that my mom left to go back home. This was a few days after I gave birth and I needed my mom to help me with understanding basic breastfeeding and other new born stuff. I'm happy you have a workable relationship. You are one of the lucky ones.

  • R
  • 16 days ago

My relationship with my MIL started out rocky tbh. My husband is the oldest and you know how boy moms can be 😬. It took years to get here but we really get along now. We’re still not as close as I’d like but we do go shopping together, text and talk on the phone sometimes, etc. My happiest moment with her so far was my wedding day. My mom passed away 8 years ago so not having my mom around on my big day was indescribably difficult…I was surprised but my MIL spent the entire day in my suite with me and my bridesmaids, prepped my dress, and helped get me ready. During her wedding speech she talking about how much she hopes she can help fill the void I experience from not having my mom here. I never thought I’d be able to say it but she certainly did that day. All MIL relationships aren’t “bad” and I hope we all find more comfort and ease with them because they’re supposed to be an extra layer of support that we all need and deserve.

  • R
  • 27 days ago

My MIL is very generous but it’s “her way or the highway” with her sometimes.. very stubborn. I’m working on setting boundaries but for the most part it’s been ok with her. Very grateful for the relationship I have with my own mother as I see my sister in laws relationship with her moon is very hard. They both are stubborn and can’t agree to disagree at all or humor each other when one doesn’t agree.. 😓💔 Oh well.

  • H
  • 28 days ago

Mine is lovely and hugely respectful of my mum ‘being first in line’ (her words) when the baby is born. I hadn’t even thought about it that way. She already has a grandchild and has loads of tips but is never pushy with advice (though I’m really grateful for it all!)

  • M
  • about 1 month ago

Yes. Mine lives on a different continent

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