I Hate My Inlaws!

MIL Wants to Re-Connect

Posted on Tue, Jan. 08, 2019 at 01:10 pm

A lttle backstory here: We lived next door to my In-Laws for 10 years. Hubby has an older brother who is deemed by them as the next best thing to Jesus. Despite his MANY shortcommings and failures, Bro-in-law could do no wrong! For 10 years we lived in an endless state of MIL perpetuated drama and mental torture. It nearly ended our marriage. We were never good enough - and Bro-In-Law loved to rub it in. In fact, Mom and Pop encouraged the boys to fight and compete against eachother for their love.

When we lived next door, MIL expected us to take care of her. In fact, she expected us to do everything for free. Things like mow the lawn, clean the pool, care for the dog, fix the cars, provide manual labor for home improvements, to name a few. We were struggling financially, and she was COMPLETELY THANKLESS. It didn't help that Bro-In-Law could throw money at her problems and make them go away. We were never good enough, and he always came to the rescue. The QUEEN OF EVERYTHING always got what she wanted on a silver platter, while we struggled to make her happy at the same time we were sturggling to put food on the table and pay our bills.

To make matters worse, she always implied that her boys would be the ones to care of her when she got old. She didn't want to go into a nursing home - she used to work in one so she knows what they are like.

Thankfully, we were able to move away. We moved out of the house, and they hardly noticed! We didn't give them our new address although they still had our cell phone numbers for a few years until we changed those too. I can count on one hand the number of times they have called us in the past 5 years (and it's less than 5).

Fast forward to today. I am still dealing with the mental scars left behind by the narcissistic In-Laws. I'm in a good place. I'm HAPPY with my life!

Out of the blue MIL calls! (She had to hunt down an old friend to get our phone number.) She was upset and frightened. She had dome bad news. Bro-In-Law has cancer. Hubby and MIL spoke for about 10 minutes. Do do you know what one of the first questions she asked Dear Hubby was? "Where do you work? What are you doing now?" $$$$$$$$

WTF!!!!! I HONESTLY have a hard time thinking that she might have changed. She has only always been concerned about her own well being. Now that Bro-In-Law is not doing well, she's worried about who's going to take care of her now. She should have thought about that before she treated us so nasty. And good luck getting Bro-In-Law's wife to to it. There's no love there either.

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