My daughter is expecting and her and her boyfriend were wanting to get married this fall. They wanted to get married a few days before his 18th birthday so they could have the date they wanted. His mom refused, and said they had to get married before the baby is born or after he's 18. Now, she's furious because we said it has to be after he is 18. When we found out our daughter was expecting we wanted to get together with him and his family for dinner out (neutral territory) and his mom refused (she claimed could not afford it and would not allow us to pay). We weren't looking for anything fancy, just not here or her house - we even offered the park so her younger child could play. Again, no. I don't want this woman to ruin my daughter's wedding, but she seems dead set on controlling things. What really bothers me is that I see so much of my MIL in her. Any tips to make it go as smoothly as possible for my daughter?
Answer by jewjewbee at 2:27 PM on May. 19, 2011
Stay neutral. This is something your DD is going to have to figure out, don't bad mouth the MIL it will come back to bite you. You DD and her fiance are going to have to start making decisions on their own and not rely on the in-laws.
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