Getting to Know You

Talk about anything and everything in-law related.

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Re: Getting to Know You

Post by BitterJitter » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:07 am

Age: 35
Years with Significant Other: Almost 12 years
Number of Children: 2 older Step and 2 of my own
Most Hated IL: MIL
Worst Gift Received from IL:It's hard to count it as the worst, since it's something I really wanted, a nativity. But before she gave it to me I had to hear how she had to forgive me and was so angry and hurt by me, before she could even think about giving it to me. Thanks? :roll:

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Re: Getting to Know You

Post by Ladymarmalade » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:28 pm

Age: 20 something 8)
Years with Significant Other: Almost 5 years
Number of Children: 0 (mil made sure of it)
Most Hated IL: MIL
Worst Gift Received from IL: glass collectables because she collects them and thought that I would...too? :?:

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Location: Linglestown, PA

Re: Getting to Know You

Post by Queenof3 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:38 pm

Early 50's. Dual Israeli-American citizen. Speaks fluent Hebrew.

Profession and personality: RN, extroverted, coffee freak, warm and social. Voracious reader. Funny-especially when being self-deprecating. Can communicate well in the written word. It's the verbal ones that I stumble over at times!

Birth Order: Only child, AKA "super first born"- Kevin Lehman, "The Birth Order Book"

Years with late husband: 23
Year with 2nd husband: one. Got divorced and subsequently got the marriage annulled because he was unable physiologically to have a marriage, which he blames me for. :?: Yes, because years before I came into his life, I caused his rampant diabetes and high blood pressure which fried his :!: into a limp biscuit?

Kids: three teenage boys who are GREAT kids.

Least favorite inlaw from first marriage: FIL, narcissist extraordinaire and his cold b*tch only daughter, who hasn't spoken to me since her only brother died. I ADORED my late MIlove (that's what I called her) & lost her less than a year before my beloved died. (rough year). I miss her every day. After she divorced FIL, she blossomed and was happy her final years.
2nd? Sonny boy, 30-something ne'er do well whom daddy enables & will continue to do so until his dying day, which I hope will be sooner than later.
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Re: Getting to Know You

Post by Prism » Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:34 pm

Age: Approaching 40
Years with Significant Other: 13-14
Number of Children: 0
Most Hated IL: MIL
Worst Gift Received from IL: Usually cheap dollar store crap, homemade crap, or nothing because she's cheap. Mostly nothing though.

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Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:24 am
Location: Australia

Re: Getting to Know You

Post by orang.beke » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:24 am

Age: 29
Years married with significant other: 5 years
years together with significant other: 9 years
Number of children: 1 (2 year old daughter).
Not looking to get anymore since MIL came to live with us.
Most hated IL: MIL
Worst Gift Received from IL: They were all terrible because she only buy things according to her own taste or things that are cheap. All the things she gave me, I would never use or wear.

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Re: Getting to Know You

Post by Cherrycoke2016 » Fri May 13, 2016 6:46 am

Hi all!! From the UK. Having a mother in law disaster...thanks for being here <3

Age: 24
Years with Significant Other: married to DH for 2 years. Been together for 4
Number of Children: 1 beautiful DD
Most Hated IL: Well my FIL is just my MIL. I also hate my nephew...
Worst Gift Received from IL: a washing basket... :?

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Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:53 pm

Re: Getting to Know You

Post by PeanutGallery » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:14 pm

Age: 21
Years with Significant Other: Married 1 1/2 year, been together for 2 1/2
Number of Children: None, yet!
Most Hated IL: BIL definitely
Worst Gift Received from IL: A couple of scratch cards for X-mas

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Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:59 am

Re: Getting to Know You

Post by BatsyKlein » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:32 am

Age: 25
Years with Significant Other: Six
Number of Children: None yet, I'd like to have one soon though.
Most Hated IL: I've gotta give this to MIL, she's the worst.
Worst Gift Received from IL: Some Birthdays ago, MIL got me a (used) shirt that I found out used to belong to DH's ex when she lived with them. :x

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Re: Getting to Know You

Post by Bee1979 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:51 pm

Hello... I am new here.

Age: 37
Years with significant other: 21 together; 14 married
Number of children: one
Most hated in Law: MIL and FIL equally
Worst gift received from in laws: racist-looking gollywog dolls for my unborn child

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Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:22 pm

Re: Getting to Know You

Post by risingashes » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:17 pm

Hello all, I'm new here. I tend to lurk places, but I wanted to introduce myself before I post anything.

Age: 45 (for another 2 months)
Years with Significant Other: married 3 yrs, together 8 yrs.
Number of Children: 3 with XH - 3 teen girls 18, 16, 13. D18 is in college, other two live with us and our 2 cats and 1 chinchilla
Most Hated IL: OK, I hate my DH's in-laws. My DH's mom & 2 aunts (his only family) have no interest in me or my kids. On the one hand, that hurts a bit. On the other hand, it's one less thing to worry about. PIL on XH's side were lovely until I divorced him, then they went silent. We recently went NC with my mother, and my stepfather by extension. Still in contact with all of the extended family, because they're awesome, it's really just my DH's MIL that's a nightmare human.
Worst Gift Received from IL: DH's MIL gave me a vacuum for Christmas. Along with a lecture about how often I should be using it.

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Re: Getting to Know You

Post by Mara » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:50 am

Age: 32
Years with significant other: 8
Most hated in law: I choose to forgive them and not hate (I know the bitterness would only hurt myself). That being said, FIL is a racist a-hole narcissist and MIL is toxic: high strung, manipulative, selfish, controlling, and extremely critical. I finally went NC with both of them 8 months ago and have never regretted it for a second.
Worst gift from an in law: hmmm FIL doesn't give gifts, MIL is a shopaholic and always gave us tons of stuff (some we appreciated but most we politely declined or returned to the store). The worst aspect of it is every gift she ever gave had strings attached. She used it to try to guilt/manipulate/control us. Too bad for her that I grew up in poverty and am an extremely frugal and perfectly content minimalist!

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Re: Getting to Know You

Post by djs » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:31 pm

Im not totally new here but it has been quite a few years since I have come to this site. I feel as though I need advice more then ever!

Age - 54 married to DH for 18 years known for 20 years.
Most hated IL - my evil MIL evil Sister in law isn't far behind though

Worst gift - not receiving any gift or celebrating that we were going to have a child! DH's only child.

I hope to receive some helpful guidance on my current status. I just want peace but to play my hand as to not let them get the best of me!

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Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:12 am

Re: Getting to Know You

Post by banana93 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:46 pm

New to the site! :)
Planning to lurk for a while before really getting into to the forums.

Age: 23
Years with Significant Other: married 1 yr. to DH, together 8 yrs.
Number of Children: first is on the way
Most Hated IL: MIL (CO, going on 8 month)
Worst Gift Received from IL: I haven't gotten a gift in awhile (that's fine with me!) but she would always get me the cheap airport gifts that become clutter, think "I <3 NYC" shirts that are to small.

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Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:31 pm

Re: Getting to Know You

Post by itisallmyfault » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:23 pm

Hi everyone! Glad to finally share some stories.

Age: 27 (female)
Years with Significant Other: 4, wedding will take place in May '18
Number of Children: none yet, maybe in a year or two
Most Disliked IL: FIL, although MIL is not far behind. No problems with the rest of his family nor my family.
Worst Gift Received from IL: The only gift I ever received was green tea one year at Christmas. Other than that, I have never received a birthday card or anything else.

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Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:39 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: Getting to Know You

Post by imnice » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:45 am

New to the forum not to in-law mayhem!

Age: 45
Years with Significant Other: 18 years!
Number of Children: 3 - twin girls 5 and 7 yo son
Most Hated IL: MIL!!
Worst Gift Received from IL: callous remover! lol I just said OH THANKS I NEEDED THIS! Takes your power away!

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