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“I Really Can’t Take It:” Wife Considers Leaving Her Husband After Mother-In-Law Moved Right Next Door

Date October 21, 2019 15:01

Having a mother-in-law is like playing the lottery, it is all about luck and for some, it can be a nonstop nightmare. Telltale signs of a toxic mother-in-law include nosiness as she can be all over your business every time she’s around, making you feel like she really has no boundaries.

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For a wife, dealing with a toxic MIL can be hell on earth and for a couple, a tricky ordeal to manage since after all, she’s family.

Mother-in-law moved in next door!

A frustrated woman on Reddit posted her hellish experiences living next door to her toxic mother-in-law. The patient wife, who was at her wit’s end on writing the anonymous post, revealed that her MIL has driven her to the point that she just wants to pack up and leave.

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Revealing what her pushy mother-in-law was forcing her to consider, she wrote:

I just want to pack up and go. I love my husband so much, but... I really, really can’t take it.

In her detailed rant about her mother-in-law, she revealed that everything was rather cool with her husband’s mom until the day she bought the house next door. While finding out her mother-in-law would be living next door was infuriating, nothing could compare to the things that transpired after she finally moved in.

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As their neighbor, her MIL took advantage of their generosity and even blackmailed her son into doing things for her because ‘he owes her.' More so, as a nosy neighbor, her mother-in-law made the habit of showing up to their house unannounced and walking in if the doors aren't locked.

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One time, she tried to confront her but things got even worse.

I p***ed her off one time and she demanded a 20 page apology letter before I was allowed back in her house.

Considering all these events, it's easy to see why she considers moving away and leaving everything behind.

How to make boundaries with in-laws

While the woman's situation seems to be an impossible dilemma, it's possible to solve the problems by setting up some boundaries. According to a therapist, as a wife, it is your responsibility to maintain the balance to prevent overbearing in-laws from destroying your family.

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Some tips include shifting your thinking, avoiding competition, and syncing up with your spouse to ensure you are always on the same page. As a team, a couple can be committed to each other and the survival of the family, handling challenges in ways that can strengthen bonds rather than destroy them.

If this happened to you, what would you have done?

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