PSYCHOLOGY

Obsessive Mother-In-Law Sent Her Son A New Wedding Band As She "Hated" Their Special Custom-Made Rings

August 22, 2019 12:34

Wedding rings have existed for over one thousand years, symbolizing fidelity, unity, and love.

Weddig ring symbolism

The wedding ring is an emblem of love through time, a symbol of devotion and an agreement between two parties to love and cherish one another for the rest of their days.

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While the design of weddings rings is becoming more modern in many cases, the tradition and symbolism of the ring is as strong today as it’s ever been.

Happily, there is a world of choice when it comes to picking your ring – it’s a big decision that depends only on the lovebirds who will wear them! Right?

Well, maybe not all would agree...

Mother-in-law bought her son a new band

A newly-married woman has shared her shock at finding out that her new mother-in-law had bought her husband a replacement for the wedding band they chose.

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The woman told her story on Reddit, saying that she felt like her mother-in-law would rather be the one married to her son.

"Before we got married, our MIL (mother-in-law) asked to see the bands we chose. We were both really excited to show her. I was able to get barrel staves from the very first brewery we ever visited together and a ring maker I've been obsessed with for years made them into bands for us."

The mother-in-law, however, was not impressed with the handmade rings and decided to step in and interfere.

"I got home from work to a small package on the porch addressed to DH (dear husband). He didn't order anything and we thought maybe it's a delayed wedding gift? Who knows."

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The truth was much worse, with the shocked couple finding a men's wedding band and a small note from the man's mother, which read:

"I saw this band and thought of you. I think it's much more your style than the band you have. I got it in your size, but let me know if it fits. Love, Mom xxxooo".

Well, the mother-in-law's actions were a shock not only to her son and his wife but to her own husband as well.

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The groom "warned her to not pull a stunt like that again and she’s already lucky she wasn’t put in time out.”

The woman, in fact, managed not to ruin her relationship with her husband's mom by holding her tongue.

How to deal a toxic person

If you also have to deal with a toxic person in your life who likes to tell you what to do, just follow these simple rules:

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  • Take a moment to cool down
  • Don’t be passive-aggressive
  • Try humor, after someone tries to boss you around.
  • Say no
  • Refuse as respectfully as possible.

Don't let someone ruin your relationships or interfere with your private life. Keep your relatives close but let them know about the boundaries you have.