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Does anyone have a good (or at least benignly pleasant) relationship with MIL?

I'm lucky. My MIL did not get along very well with DH's first wife (to be fair, their personalities clashed) and so maybe I seem better in comparison! We'll never be very close, but I do get along with her.

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jmpj8107

Asked by jmpj8107 at 3:37 PM on Apr. 12, 2011 in Relationships

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  • My soon to be MIL went with me to pick out my wedding gown. I call her frequently, they come over often.

    We get along great!
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 3:38 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Yep I do, but she also lives 800 miles away, and my mother lives 2500 miles away! So we talk often, but rarely see one another.
    yesmaam

    Answer by yesmaam at 3:38 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • I have a great relationship with my MIL <3
    brookmaplesden

    Answer by brookmaplesden at 3:39 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • I had a great relationship with my ex-MIL. I don't really see my ex's family since our divorce though.
    rio_burb

    Answer by rio_burb at 3:39 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Im not married but I love my boyfriend's mom but then again I only see her once a month or so LOL
    rhonda111787

    Answer by rhonda111787 at 3:40 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • I do. its nice.
    jenn4443

    Answer by jenn4443 at 3:40 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • My MIL lives in Calabria Italy. I get along REALLY well with her as long as she stays IN Italy! LOL When she visits, I also get along with her, but it's a true test on my mental health with her. She makes me get up at Oh God:30 to make bread, (have a machine) but she insists I do it by hand, makes me shop for the brands she insists on using, and demands we buy gallons of olive oil to fry things in. I also have to talk to her in Italian even though she speaks perfect english. I love her, but it's taxing on me to say the least.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 3:40 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • we get along very well. shes just totally diff from me and admittedly controlling which annoys me but it annoys my husband as well. she lives states away from us too so we rarely see her but talk on the phone fairly often
    -lovingliam-

    Answer by -lovingliam- at 3:41 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • My MIL is just crazy. Nice as can be but she has a few screws loose. We get along well. First visit to her house and she asked me how our sex life was and if her son treated me right in bed.
    Shaken1976

    Answer by Shaken1976 at 3:43 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • My MIL never thought I was good enough for her son, and never missed a chance to let me, or my mom know that. When she'd call him on the phone, instead of saying "oh, hi, is Steve there?", she'd say "Stephen, please." But, I'm not going to say anymore about her. She's dead and gone, and it's not right to speak ill of the dead.
    cbk_mom3

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 3:45 PM on Apr. 12, 2011

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