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Her Mother-In-Law Is Wrecking Their Marriage, So Her Husband Makes a Shocking Decision.

The original poster (OP) always felt distant from her mother-in-law (MIL) and the rest of his family. She thinks her MIL’s actions are unreasonable, but recent events have gotten out of control.

The Mother-In-Law Was Unhappy About Her Son Moving Out

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When she met her partner, he lived with his mother and paid rent. When the couple moved in together, MIL became upset about losing rent money. She demanded an extra month’s pay, which the man refused, leading to a few months of silence between them. They eventually agreed on the man giving her half of the money.

Wedding Planning Woes

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During wedding planning, the couple faced criticism from his family for not including them enough. They received unsolicited advice about bridesmaids, guests, and even the type of cake they should have.

A Shocking Financial Discovery

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When buying their house, the couple discovered that the mother-in-law had taken out a credit card in her son’s name and racked up $5,000 in debt. This led to a reduced mortgage offer and a two-month silence between the man and his mother.

The Arrival of a New Baby

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The couple had a baby, and the mother-in-law took two weeks off work. She showed up at their house the day they returned from the hospital, eager to be involved in their lives.

Overbearing Opinions

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Her mother-in-law was happy to voice her opinions about how the couple were raising their baby. Her MIL criticized the couple’s choices and referred to the baby as her own, causing friction in the relationship.

A Broken Dinner Plan

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The mother-in-law canceled a dinner at the couple’s house to go shopping for clothes instead. When they asked her to reschedule shopping, she refused, leading her husband to tell MIL not to come at all.

Accusations and Estrangement

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The mother-in-law took her son’s actions as a sign that they didn’t want her around. After six weeks of arguments, she accused the woman of controlling her son and threatened legal action to see their baby.

A Family Divided

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The rest of the family took the mother-in-law’s side, with the man’s grandmother telling him he wasn’t part of the family anymore. This deepened the rift between her husband and his relatives.

A Christmas Truce

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The first Christmas with their baby was approaching, so the couple buried the hatchet. No apologies were given, but the family tried to move forward.

Another Conflict

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The mother-in-law became angry that the couple didn’t attend an event they weren’t informed about. The man told his family not to speak to him anymore, and his grandmother sent hurtful messages attacking her and her family.

A Plea for Understanding

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Her husband sent a text to his family explaining their side of the story, including the credit card issue. He requested no more contact with them, but this only led to more backlash.

Family Betrayal

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The man’s grandfather got involved and sent him a nasty email. Most of his family deemed him “a horrible person” for treating his mother this way. This further strained the family dynamic.

Seeking Reassurance

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OP asks if they are overreacting to the situation, seeking validation and advice about their challenging family relationships.

What do you think?

Was the Couple Wrong?

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The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of the readers’ responses…

Forum Responded

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One responder wrote: “Not overreacting. I’d press charges for the credit card fraud.”

Another reader wrote: “She demanded money when he moved out. Again, entitled much??? Who does that to their CHILD?!”

Another writer responded, “She threatened legal action to see the baby. The minute someone threatens to involve the court system to see a child, that should be the minute you go completely no contact. Your baby, your rules.”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on his actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

This story is inspired by this thread.

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