Have you gotten divorced because of your in-laws?

Specifically your MIL? Im just wondering if anyone has or had a DH that let their family ruin your marriage? Do people really get divorced because of their MIL? Im having a hard time with this and any stories or advice would be great.

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JoonBug21

Asked by JoonBug21 at 3:40 PM on Nov. 5, 2008 in Relationships

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  • If hubby puts his mom before his wife, I could see the marriage deteriorating and maybe leading to divorce. I personally don't know of anyone who has gone through this though it is conceivable.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:42 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

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  • I went away out of state with my son to a family party. I told him when I get back, things better change.Well, let's just say he is not a momma's boy anymore.I love him ................
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

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  • I have been married for almost 8 years now. My MIL acts as though we just started dating. I can not stand her. She has tried in every way to break us apart. I have told my DH that if I knew it was going to be this bad I would have never of married him. Also I told him before that he could pack his things and go back and live with mommy if he cares so much more about her than me. I DO sometimes want a divorce because of my MIL.
    mommyTiff129

    Answer by mommyTiff129 at 3:55 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

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  • I did. It's a very long story but they were a big factor in the divorce (particularly his sister). I've never seen people so far up one man's butt. After 7 years they're still so far up there they think he's their saint. I feel so bad for his wife. At the moment they are living with his parents. He tried to pull that one on me to "save money".
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:01 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

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  • OMG my husband was just trying to do the same thing so we could "save money".
    JoonBug21

    Answer by JoonBug21 at 4:17 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

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  • My MIL is the worst person in the world. I thought it would lead to my hubby and I divorcing. We have been married over 7 years and I am shocked we made it past the inlaw stage. She tricked me into wearing my hubby's EX GIRLFRIENDS WEDDING DRESS. LOOOOOOOOOONG Story. And she tried to commit suicide last Christmas Day 5 hours after she left our house PERFECTLY FINE. I hate this horrible bitch. She brought me a sex toy one time and said My son likes thin girs so while your pregnant, you might want to get used to using this. OMG. Then she stole my car and hid it at the deer lease in the woods because I refused to tell her why hubby and I were fighting one time. The list goes ON AND ON AND ON AND ON.
    TexasStyle

    Answer by TexasStyle at 4:38 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

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  • Oh... And she tried to attack me with a crow bar and I had to lock myself in my truck. I called 911 and the cops showed up. THe only reason they took her was because she yanked the phone cord from the wall thinking it would stop me from calling for help. She also told the govt. that my son was her son and signed him up for WIC although we did not need the assistance and did not qualify for it.
    TexasStyle

    Answer by TexasStyle at 4:40 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

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  • man after reading these answers i'm so grateful that my mil is only bad to her husband but i don't like that much either but nothing to divorce over especially if he himself won't give up on her. man my mil looks like she should be the mrs mil of america...lol
    melody77

    Answer by melody77 at 4:50 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

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  • Well at least your MIL,Texasstyle, makes it obvious so your hubby must stick up for you. Mines good at telling him one thing and then acting like a horrible bitch when he isnt around. And then blaming me for everything and he listens to her. I dont want a divorce but Im scared its on the way because of this.
    JoonBug21

    Answer by JoonBug21 at 5:56 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

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  • Oh, on the contrary... When the whole crow bar thing happened.. he watched the whole deal go down and made me leave without him or my son.. He felt bad for the dumb bitch cuz she had to go to jail (She has a heart condition, Boo Freakin' Hoo) See.. he is lucky I stuck by him in his stupidity. I think I was young and dumb and thought I depended on him so I stayed. Im glad I did because she is 100% out of our life and hubby and I have a great marriage now.
    TexasStyle

    Answer by TexasStyle at 7:08 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

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