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How does your relationship with your mother differ from your relationship with your mother-in-law?

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Asked by LindaLA at 6:44 PM on Jan. 17, 2011 in Relationships

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  • Like night and day.

    Answer by shanlaree at 6:45 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • My mother loves and respects me.

    Answer by LindaClement at 6:45 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • I can't stand my Mother but I can tolerate my MIL

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 6:47 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • My mom hates me and I do not have an MIL

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 6:47 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Could you elaborate?

    Comment by LindaLA (original poster) at 6:47 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • My mother in law treats me with respect and love
    My mother treats me like I'm stupid and needs to be told what to to.
    My mother in law takes my cues on discipline for my children
    My mother undermines me when it comes to my kids
    My mother in law offers encouragement
    My mother offers criticism.
    I know, the whole thing seems backwards. I love my mother in law. My mother makes me nuts.

    Answer by layh41407 at 6:52 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Simple, I know my mother & my MIL passed away before I ever had the chance.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:54 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • My MIL passed away almost 9 years ago but before that she tolerated me......She would talk bad about me to anyone that would listen (except for my DH), she would criticize everything that I did, she compared me to my DH's first wife (apparently she was perfect)......finally one day I told her that I had enough and that she didn't have to like me but she should keep her opinion to herself or I might have to start telling people what an over-bearing, two-faced bitch she really is. That kind of cooled things off, especially after she asked my DH if he was going to let me talk to her like that and he told her that she needed to be nicer to me.

    Answer by colethky at 6:59 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • I have to wonder if layh and I have the same mother and mother in law! lol She described both my mother and mother in law to a T!!!

    Answer by Robsmommy at 7:08 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • I don't have a relationship with either, but if my MIL showed up on my doorstep, I would let her in.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 7:12 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

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