In-law relationships may be difficult to deal with. You might contact your mother-in-law and share pleasant energy. Many of us, though, may not have the best connection with our mother in law. Mothers-in-law can occasionally be unpleasant. Read on to find out what happened between this mother-in-law and daughter-in-law and how you would react to the situation.
So, my MIL (I’m a gal btw lol) came to stay with us for a few weeks til her home is renovated for christmas.
The problem is that she has been randomly walking in on me while I’m in the bathroom. Thankfully not once has she seen me naked because I started picking on her behavior after the second time in a week.
She barges in, then turns and says “oh sorry” then closes the door. I tried talking to my husband about it but he kept ignoring me then flatout said “so what if she accidently saw you naked? She’s family!!”. He seriously said that!.
We have a lock and I could’ve used it but I have past trauma from the idea of locking/being locked in a room after my brother locked me in the bathroom when I was 5.
So I came up with this idea. I’d go inside the bathroom pretending to use it and wait for her to come (cause honestly? It’s deliberate at this point). When she “accidently” barges in she’d see me in a weird/awkward position. For example doing a ballet stand, standing on the toilet, or standing facing the wall with my hands up, (fully clothed of course). I could see how awkward and weird this would be for her because she’d stand there for a few seconds trying to figure out what I was doing. It was hilarious at first seeing her initial confusion but she told my husband about it claiming “she’s caught me practicing rituals in the bathroom”. I cleared things up and revealed the reason why.
My husband was livid. He called me childish and said that I made his mom feel “terrified/weirded out” by my behavior. He said I should’ve acted maturely and locked the damn door instead of playing mind games. Did I Overreact?
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