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Updated Mar 18, 2018

I Need Help Dealing with My Mom

October 05, 2009 by Hillary A. - Santa Barbara, CA

This is a hard one. My mom and I have a great relationship, but she has always been the difficult one. She is very ...


Care Box

October 11, 2009 by Caryn W. - Springfield, VA

All three of my brother-in-laws are out of work. One could work, he's just lazy. The other two are out with back in...


Seeking Insight on Family Event Situation

December 30, 2009 by Althea C. - San Antonio, TX

A little background...I married into a large, close-knit family. Earlier this year, I was told that my husband's sib...


In Laws .... Sorry This May Be Too Long!

August 20, 2008 by L T. - Celina, TX

OK...Here I go...A little background info: My husband and I have been married 5 years. My MIL and I have never been...


Would Your Feelings Be Hurt??

November 06, 2008 by Karma W. - Roy, UT

Just found out through the grapevine that my MIL is having Thanksgiving Dinner at her house...and failed to invite us...


Mother in Law

February 06, 2007 by Melissa H. - Medfield, MA

I am so sick of my mother in law!! We see her and my father in law once a week and sometimes more. SHe is constantly ...


Differences, Hurt Feelings, and the Future

April 16, 2007 by Holly R. - Fort Worth, TX

My father in law and I have very different views on life, and things in general. My husband is an only child, and I f...


Help Dealing with His Exwife

October 06, 2009 by Melissa G. - Yankton, SD

I have been dating my boyfriend since March and he has a 23 mo daughter from his previous marriage. His exwife insist...


MIL Is a Manipulator

April 28, 2008 by Katy M. - Orient, OH

Hi! I'll try to make this short... My mother-in-law continuously manipulates myself and my family and I don't know h...


Mother in Law Issue

October 15, 2009 by Nikki S. - Tucson, AZ

Last week, my MIL told me she was going to start looking for stuff for the kids for Christmas as well as getting them...