A devious mother-in-law (MIL) makes it her mission to sabotage her son’s wedding to his fiancée, the Original Poster (OP). When the couple learns of her relentless schemes, they craft a cunning plan to expose her deceitful actions and celebrate their love in secret, ultimately turning the table on the malicious MIL.
The Unlikely Romance
The OP falls in love with a man. Her family is working class, but in recent years has become well-off and now owns a successful motor parts company. Her husband’s mother-in-law (MIL) harbors prejudices against her family, believing them to be “low class.” Despite this, the couple remains together for six years.
MIL’s Open Warfare
Her mother-in-law initially denies the existence of her. After seeing a photo, she makes a bigoted comment. The couple has cut off contact with the MIL for over a year.
The mother-in-law resorts to creating a fake social media profile to fabricate an affair between her son and his ex-girlfriend. The MIL is caught when the couple discovers messages about a business trip that never happened, resulting in another nine-month timeout between them and the MIL.
The MIL continues to hint at her future daughter-in-law’s untrustworthiness. The couple remains in low contact with the MIL, meeting only twice a year.
Upon the couple’s engagement, the OP’s family is thrilled, while the MIL has a meltdown and threatens, “I will stop this wedding and if it is the last thing I would do in my life.”
Wedding Planning Sabotage
The mother-in-law provides false addresses for wedding invitations, spreads rumors to damage relationships with the groom’s family, and tries to cancel flowers and change the menu. The couple secures their plans with passwords.
The Black Mourning Clothes
The groom’s brother, secretly siding with the couple, reveals that the mother-in-law and her female relatives plan to wear black mourning clothes to the wedding. The couple pretends to be oblivious and plots their revenge.
The Explosive DVD
On the wedding day, guests watch a video the couple created together exposing the mother-in-law’s sabotage attempts, including her efforts to change the menu and cancel the flowers. The MIL is initially shocked into silence.
The Banshee Screech
The mother-in-law erupts and attempts to stop the video when it plays recordings of her trash-talking the bride. Three men prevent her from reaching the video player, and she returns to her seat.
The Father’s Speech
The bride’s father reveals to the groom’s family that the couple secretly married a week ago to avoid further sabotage. He announces that the couple is not showing up today, and they are already on their honeymoon and will cut contact with the groom’s family for a year. He apologizes to the guests for showing up and being unable to share in the couple’s wedding ceremony.
One Last Chance
After a year of no contact, the couple is willing to reestablish contact under certain conditions. Any attempts to contact them during this year will reset the “no contact” timer.
The Mother-In-Law’s Downfall
Most of the groom’s family apologizes to the couple after the year, having learned the truth about the mother-in-law’s exaggerations and manipulations. The groom’s brother helps reveal how the mother-in-law lied and deceived the family.
The mother-in-law is shunned by most of her family due to her actions. The couple remains in contact with most of the family but not with the MIL.
Was The Couple’s Behavior Appropriate?
The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses…
One responder wrote: “When I got to the wedding part with the DVD playing and speech being made, this reminded me so much of the ending of the movie “Cruel Intentions.” I could almost hear Bittersweet Symphony playing in the background.”
Another reader wrote: “Sweet Revenge, courtesy of the Karma Train. Wow! I am in awe.”
What Do You Think?
What are your thoughts on their actions?
What would you have done in this situation?
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The original poster of the story, a 29-year-old man, had a series of conflicts with his mother-in-law that threatened to ruin his marriage.
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