The connection between the mother-in-law and the daughter-in-law is a sensitive subject that has shattered many marriages. Mother frequently feels that only she understands what sort of woman her son deserves and that breaking his relationship makes him happier. Needless to say, the wife is the most affected by such issues. Scroll down to know what drama this mother-in-law created and share your thoughts on this.
My husband was in a car accident last week. He was staying at the hospital for his broken leg. Only me and his mom were there. His mom and I don’t get along AT ALL. He tells me I’m overreacting or paranoid whenever I point out how she’s mistreating me.
He complained about hospital food saying it had no taste and asked me to make his favorite meal, which steak dish and bring it to him at the hospital. Noting that steak isn’t cheap where we live and I didn’t have enough time to prepare it. I told him I will see what I can do then his mom said if I’m truly a supportive wife then I’d make it happen.
Once we went outside his room, His mom’s tone changed. She suddenly seemed nice and said that she could see how exhausted I was and so I should go home and not worry about the steak dish because she said she’d make it for him. I asked if she was 100% sure and she said “absolutely!!”.
The next visit I showed up and my husband asked why I didn’t bring the steak dish he asked for. I saw his mom there. I told him his mom offered to make it for him instead and told me not to worry about it. He didn’t believe it and was like “mom said that? I’m not buying it, mom you really said that?” Her reaction shocked me. She acted confused and said that I’m his wife and she didn’t know why I’d expect her to “perform” my duties for me. I was confused and didn’t know what to do. My husband seemed upset the entire visit and I waited til his mom left to talk.
I swore to him his mom said she’d take care of it but he said he didn’t believe me. I pulled my phone out, called his mom and put her on speaker so he could hear the conversation. I said “didn’t you say you’d make the steak dish and that I didn’t have to worry about it?” she replied “I did…but I obviously wasn’t actually going to do it, I was just trying to help my son see how his wife is during the rough times and you took the bait”. My husband raised his eyebrows. He got pissed he called her later and picked a fight then said no more visiting.
She lost it, called me petty and manipulative and blasted me on facebook saying I stopped her from seeing her son only because I couldn’t get her to do things for me like cooking for my own husband. Now his family is criticizing me for this. Did I go too far here?
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