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Her Mother-In-Law Is Obsessed With Her Wedding Ring and Keeps Trying to Take It, Here’s What She Does.

The original poster (OP) of the story describes her mother-in-law’s (MIL) behavior ever since she got engaged to her partner. The woman is now married, but the MIL continues to have boundary issues with the couple and is obsessed with her ring.

Engagement Ring Drama

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The original poster (OP) shares how her mother-in-law (MIL) has been fixated on her engagement ring and keeps trying to take it. In one instance, the MIL makes a suggestion that the woman takes it off and puts it in the MIL’s jewelry box temporarily for safekeeping “for fear that it doesn’t get lost around the house.”

She Talks to Her Husband

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The woman confronts her husband about his mother’s behavior, but the husband dismisses her concerns. She states, “My husband thinks I’m being ridiculous and overreacting.” Uncomfortable interactions continue to occur every time they see the mother-in-law.

The Mother-In-Law Has a History of Strange Behavior

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The woman discovers that the mother-in-law has always been obsessed with jewelry and has a history of borrowing her daughter’s jewelry without permission. The OP also shares that MIL has a history of boundary-crossing behavior.

A Failed Intervention

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The OP’s husband eventually concedes and tries to intervene and speak to his mother about her behavior, but she becomes defensive and denies any wrongdoing. OP is left feeling unsupported and frustrated.

MIL’s Manipulation Tactics

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MIL starts using manipulation tactics to try and get OP’s ring. She comments about how beautiful it is and how it would look better on her finger. OP feels uncomfortable and violated.

A Protective Father

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An ironic twist in the story is that the woman’s father happens to be a jeweler. The father offers to make a fake ring for MIL to wear to satisfy her obsession. However, MIL rejects the offer but continues to discuss and obsess over the actual ring.

Mother-In-Law Crosses the Line

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MIL starts going behind the woman’s back and asking her husband to give her a ring. She even goes as far as to sneak into the couple’s bedroom and search for the ring. The MIL knows that the woman takes the ring off when gardening.

The Ring Goes Missing

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One day, the woman discovers that her ring is missing and suspects that her mother-in-law took it. She confronts her, but the mother-in-law denies it and accuses the OP of losing it. “I just don’t know what to do anymore,” the woman says.

A Threatening Message

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The woman receives a threatening message from her mother-in-law, accusing her of being a liar and a thief. The OP feels scared and violated.

The Sister-in-Law Offers Support

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The OP’s sister-in-law reached out to her and offered support after hearing of the incident. She confirms that MIL has a history of boundary-crossing behavior and encourages OP to stand her ground.

The Couple Fights

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The woman and her husband have a heated argument about the situation, and he accuses her of overreacting. The OP is left feeling hurt and unsupported.

The Ring Turns Up

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The ring turns up in the woman’s dresser. The woman can’t be absolutely sure if the ring was truly lost or if the MIL returned it amongst the drama. However, she insists the MIL took the ring, but her husband is doubtful.

The Aftermath

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The woman and her husband decide to seek counseling to work through their issues. The OP also mentioned she was setting clear boundaries with MIL and limits her interactions with her.

A Happy Ending?

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OP updates that her husband has become more supportive, and MIL has respected her boundaries. OP also shares that she and her husband are working on their communication and relationship. The woman also advises others in similar situations to trust their instincts and seek support from loved ones.

Was the Woman Wrong?

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The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here’s how several of the readers responded…

Forum Responded

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One person wrote: “I’m so sorry you’re going through this. Your husband needs to start taking your concerns seriously.”

Another reader responded, “Your MIL’s behavior is completely inappropriate, and she needs to respect your boundaries.”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on the woman’s actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

This story is inspired by this thread.

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