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Re: MIL from hell

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    Wow, that's quite an e-mail. Why would you say something like that to your future DIL? And didn't the article say that she was a step mother?
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    Holy shiit. I can promise you that forwarding that to my friends would not be the first thing I would have done. Kudos to that girl for keeping her cool!
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    You guys have NO IDEA.

    My MIL did much worse than criticize my manners in an email to ME - I would have been elated to receive that email if I had known the alternative.

    She hired a private investigator on me (mind you, I was 19). She then wrote a detailed, two-page (plus pictures) letter to my parents detailing mine & now-DH's relationship, including the fact that we were sleeping together (which she bluntly asked him & he told her it was none of her business, which she interpreted as a "yes"). My dad didn't even really know we were dating, at least not "seriously". My mom had nary a clue (we weren't very close).

    She sent the letter to my mom (which ended up at my dad's house because my mom still used it as her mailing address), then my dad. When that didn't change anything - because as my parents said, I was grown & could very well decide on my own who to date - she sent it to my GRANDPARENTS. Luckily, they were out of town & I happened to be staying at their house & intercepted the letter. Then she sent it to my UNCLE. Who I have only spoken to probably 6 or 7 times in my life. No joke.

    There was much drama, including her banging on DH's door for an hour, demanding that he talk to her while he ignored her from inside. 

    They weren't invited to our wedding. They didn't get an invitation, or a phone call, or anything. We were afraid that if she knew where it was, she would show up & cause a problem.

    A month and a half after we got married, she called & wanted to reconcile. DH didn't want to, but I convinced him because they ARE his parents, after all. But I am still guarded around her, though we have a *decent* relationship now. We still have our moments, & she still refuses to meet my dad & step-mom, or any of my family, really, because of how ashamed she is of how she acted. It makes holidays so.much.fun.

    Yeah. 

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    You guys have NO IDEA.

    My MIL did much worse than criticize my manners in an email to ME - I would have been elated to receive that email if I had known the alternative.

    She hired a private investigator on me (mind you, I was 19). She then wrote a detailed, two-page (plus pictures) letter to my parents detailing mine & now-DH's relationship, including the fact that we were sleeping together (which she bluntly asked him & he told her it was none of her business, which she interpreted as a "yes"). My dad didn't even really know we were dating, at least not "seriously". My mom had nary a clue (we weren't very close).

    She sent the letter to my mom (which ended up at my dad's house because my mom still used it as her mailing address), then my dad. When that didn't change anything - because as my parents said, I was grown & could very well decide on my own who to date - she sent it to my GRANDPARENTS. Luckily, they were out of town & I happened to be staying at their house & intercepted the letter. Then she sent it to my UNCLE. Who I have only spoken to probably 6 or 7 times in my life. No joke.

    There was much drama, including her banging on DH's door for an hour, demanding that he talk to her while he ignored her from inside. 

    They weren't invited to our wedding. They didn't get an invitation, or a phone call, or anything. We were afraid that if she knew where it was, she would show up & cause a problem.

    A month and a half after we got married, she called & wanted to reconcile. DH didn't want to, but I convinced him because they ARE his parents, after all. But I am still guarded around her, though we have a *decent* relationship now. We still have our moments, & she still refuses to meet my dad & step-mom, or any of my family, really, because of how ashamed she is of how she acted. It makes holidays so.much.fun.

    Yeah. 

    How did she get a hold of your family's addresses? She sounds majorly nuts to me! 

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    You guys have NO IDEA.

    My MIL did much worse than criticize my manners in an email to ME - I would have been elated to receive that email if I had known the alternative.

    She hired a private investigator on me (mind you, I was 19). She then wrote a detailed, two-page (plus pictures) letter to my parents detailing mine & now-DH's relationship, including the fact that we were sleeping together (which she bluntly asked him & he told her it was none of her business, which she interpreted as a "yes"). My dad didn't even really know we were dating, at least not "seriously". My mom had nary a clue (we weren't very close).

    She sent the letter to my mom (which ended up at my dad's house because my mom still used it as her mailing address), then my dad. When that didn't change anything - because as my parents said, I was grown & could very well decide on my own who to date - she sent it to my GRANDPARENTS. Luckily, they were out of town & I happened to be staying at their house & intercepted the letter. Then she sent it to my UNCLE. Who I have only spoken to probably 6 or 7 times in my life. No joke.

    There was much drama, including her banging on DH's door for an hour, demanding that he talk to her while he ignored her from inside. 

    They weren't invited to our wedding. They didn't get an invitation, or a phone call, or anything. We were afraid that if she knew where it was, she would show up & cause a problem.

    A month and a half after we got married, she called & wanted to reconcile. DH didn't want to, but I convinced him because they ARE his parents, after all. But I am still guarded around her, though we have a *decent* relationship now. We still have our moments, & she still refuses to meet my dad & step-mom, or any of my family, really, because of how ashamed she is of how she acted. It makes holidays so.much.fun.

    Yeah. 

    How did she get a hold of your family's addresses? She sounds majorly nuts to me! 

    The private investigator. She knows my SSN, where I was born, every address I've lived at, what schools I went to, everywhere I had worked up to that point. Pretty much everything there was to know. 

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