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Blood Feud

I met my husband 10 years ago and at that time had a son, 2, from a previous relationship. We married and went on to have three more children. My husband is a father to my son. My mother-in-law says things aloud to me and my husband about how blood relatives are different and basically […]

Territorial Display

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I don’t know where to start. My mother-in-law doesn’t like me all too well. I’ve changed my clothes, covered up my tattoos, took out my piercings. I had a rough upbringing, but I graduated from college with honors in English. I’ve done all right for myself. We have a house, which is great, but my […]

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Unsafe At Any Speed

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My mother-in-law is an alcoholic. She drove me, my husband and our baby of five weeks in the car while drunk, unbeknownst to us. That baby is now eight, and we’re still dealing with her drinking issues. We live five hours away so we only see her two or three times a year. Last Christmas […]

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Her Day

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My future mother-in-law went from liking me to not liking me in the matter of one evening when discussing the budget and guest list with her. My parents are paying for the wedding. His have not offered, and who knows if they’ll pay for the rehearsal dinner. My fiancĂ© and his family are penny-pinchers and […]

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