From overprotective to downright deplorable; we set out to find the WORST Monster In Law tales, and the internet did not disappoint.
We’ve all had one, or at least heard of one in our time. You meet a great guy (or gal), you fall in love, they take you home to meet their parents…
Before you can say “I’m just not that into you”, you have stepped straight off the set of The Notebook and into a Saw movie. From twisted mind games, to mind blowing remarks, these MIL’s did not hold back!
Without further adieu, and in no particular order, the Top 10 WORST MIL‘s:
10. Oh, Baby.
On the way out the door to go to the rehearsal dinner for my wedding, my MIL patted my stomach and asked if there was “something I wanted to let everyone know” about why we were getting married, implying I looked pregnant.
Apparently being in love wasn’t enough reason to tie the knot for this future Mum In Law!
9. Er… Mama’s boy?
Was at the grocery store with my ex and his mom. In the check out line she looks at my ex and says, “Honey, do mommy a favor and go back to the pharmacy aisle and get mommy some condoms.” We were on the way to her new boyfriends house. He says, “Ugh. Alright.” And starts for the aisle. He’s about 6 check out lanes away when she yells his name and he turns around. She holds her hands about 18″ apart and yells, “The big ones.” This was a 35 year old woman.
This takes being a Mama’s boy to a new extreme. TMI much?
8. Wedding Day Errands
Another Reddit user shared a list of things her MIL had done over the years, including this doozy…
Less than 10 minutes before we were all supposed to walk down the aisle, she comes rushing back to tell me the toilet paper is out in the lady’s restroom and then asks me to go fill it. Sorry, MIL, I’m already wearing the big white dress.
Sounds like this MIL was looking for any excuse to stall the wedding!
7. WAY too far…
I asked on Facebook for MIL stories and one anonymous user shared some that will leave you speechless! Anon explained how her MIL not only told her that she hated her wedding dress, but then proceeded to wear white to the wedding!
If that wasn’t bad enough, when discussing the heartbreak of going through a miscarriage, her MIL told her “not to be sad because it wasn’t really a baby yet”….
I wish I was making this up.
6. Straight up Cray-Cray!
Reddit really didn’t let us down here. Another user told the long and twisted story about how her MIL took her to court!
It might not be so bad if she were actually guilty of something, but her only crime? Taking too much attention away from her Mother in Law.
Dear Mumsy knew this wouldn’t fly in court and instead told a totally fiction tale of abuse, claiming she had been thrown down a staircase. You can read the full nightmare-ish tale here.
Pardon the pun, but what a slap-in-the-face, passive aggressive insult Melissa told BuzzFeed, about a not-so-grateful Mother in Law one Thanksgiving.
I was hosting Thanksgiving dinner and spent about seven to eight hours cooking. My MIL showed up with duplicate dishes of just about everything I made (we told her to only bring two dishes, tops). When I commented that we had a lot more food than I was expecting, she said “Well, we don’t really need to put yours out, do we? Just put yours in the freezer.”
Um… how about we take yours out the front door, and you can follow on behind? Rude!
4. The Stuff Of Nightmares (Literally)
One woman, Patty, told Huffpost about the nightmare of having an overbearing Mum in Law!
When I was pregnant with my first child, my mother-in-law tried to make so many decisions for me that I had nightmares about her kidnapping my baby. When I finally got my ex to talk to her, she cried and said that if it wasn’t for her there would be no baby! I guess my participation in the process wasn’t necessary!
Yikes, I guess it takes more than two to tango?
3. No Filter
Another Huffpost reader, Nancy, told of the backhanded compliments she received on the reg;
My mother-in-law told me the following things, without provocation: ‘Nancy, it’s not that you’re fat, you’re just short,’ ‘I like you better than Kathleen (her other daughter-in-law), you don’t have a big nose,’ and ‘Nancy, does Bobby (my ex, her son) hate me? You know I didn’t want him.
One anonymous reader of Mum Central, shared her “too bad to be fake” story…
My mother in law really liked my husband’s ex girlfriend. So much so that she called me ‘Not-Amy’ as her idea of a joke for many years. Amy actually cheated on my husband and is now happily a lesbian. She’s still apparently a better candidate wife than I am.
Talk about impossible standards!
1. Not-so-eligible Bachelor?
I think we really saved the best (or worst) for last here. Another anon user shared this story with Mum Central.
My mother in law suggested my husband should go on the Bachelor! I was sitting right there and said ‘But he’s already married’ and she deadpan replied, ‘Well, maybe he could meet someone new.’
No reading between the lines was needed here! At least she was direct, I guess?