My mother-in-law treats me like crap and i don't know what to do about it. Every time something goes wrong around the house I'm the one to blame, she gets yelled at and it always comes back on me. She gets so angry that she gets in my face and throw's her hands near my face (close enough to hit me) but she doesn't touch me. I try to avoid and ignore her but when i do she gets worse and says I'm disrespectful. Her thought on respect is "if I'm yelling at you and treating you this way you should still respect me." I have a 15 month old and when she does get this way i fear for my daughter cause shes always on my hip when she does the things she does. My husband is going to school full time and I'm a stay at home mother, we cant move out till he brings home the money which will be beginning of next year. If anyone has any advice on what i could do please help me out. thank you!Answer Question
Answer by michellesp at 8:48 PM on Mar. 11, 2009
This is just an idea, but you could apply for an apartment based on income. If your income is low, the price will be low enough so you won't have to struggle. I've known people to get it for like $100 a month or sometimes less if they are single with children.
Other solution would be your husband. Sometimes the MAN has to STEP UP to his mom and put her in her place when she is treating his wife badly. My dad had to do it with his mom, my DH had to do it with his mom, infact, I know a lot of men who had to. He has to tell straight up that he won't tolerate it.
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Answer by N17 at 10:52 PM on Mar. 11, 2009
I do not understand why she feels she has the right to treat you like a child. Your MIL thinks she is doing you a huge favor there for has the right to treat you how she wishes. This is so wrong of her. You need to try and not feed into her drama, kill her with kindness, stay out of her way. You husband needs to tell his mother that she has no right to yell at you. How dare she behave in this manner in front of your baby. I'm sorry you are going through this, but you are going to have to suck it up until you move out. Once your out she will have to follow YOUR rules when she visits or your husband can just take your daughter to visit her at her house.
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