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- People shared their worst mother-in-law stories in a Reddit thread.
- One mother-in-law wore a white wedding dress to the wedding.
- Another mother-in-law physically attacked the bride on her wedding night.
The overbearing mother-in-law is more than just a stereotype – at least, according to the following stories.
An AskReddit thread asked people to reveal their worst mother-in-law horror stories. And there were lots of them. And though INSIDER can’t independently verify any of these tales, they do make for some wild reading.
Take a look at these 12 horrifying stories.
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This mother-in-law physically attacked the bride on her wedding night
“My mother-in-law physically attacked my wife of three hours in the parking lot, accusing us of ‘drinking too much’ on our own wedding night. Got to be reminded of this our entire honeymoon, there were bruises on her shoulders. When confronted had no recollection of the events that occurred even though she was sober that night.” – eighty9sho
This mother-in-law decided to wear a white wedding dress to her son’s wedding
“MIL wore a white wedding dress to my wedding.” – greenandpink
This mother-in-law called her daughter-in-law the wrong name for three full years
“My ex-mother-in-law called me by her other son’s ex-wife’s name for the first three years I was married to her younger son.” – cherrycokecowgirl
This one kept publicly body shaming her daughter-in-law
“She posted a work out video on Facebook, tagged me and her daughter in it, and wrote ‘now you have no excuse’ under it.” – menaRN
This mother-in-law didn’t think they would make it
“No one thought the two of you, out of everyone, would have made it! (Referring to husband and me)” – silly87
This one thought that only horny women use tampons
“My ex MIL thought that only irrepressibly horny women wore tampons and that tampons could make you want sex too much so they were best avoided so as not to have illicit desires at improper times. She was appalled when I went grocery shopping with her sister and bought tampons. Apparently, I embarrassed her. I wish I was joking.” – flyingcatpotato
This mother-in-law took the time to email her new daughter-in-law to tell her she didn’t know what her son saw in her
“My MIL wrote her son a letter a week before we got married telling him to think very carefully about what he was doing, as he needed to be sure he was marrying someone he loved and trusted… She later walked out of our wedding in tears, drove home (seven hours away!) without saying anything to anyone, and then followed that up by emailing me saying she didn’t know what husband (her son) saw in me.” – DD211205
This mother-in-law was just plain rude
“On my wedding day, she told me I looked beautiful, but not as beautiful as her daughter.” – Anonymous Redditor
This mother-in-law made her daughter-in-law pay all of her own expenses on a family trip
“MIL: I didn’t have to invite you on this trip you know. (On a cruise, I had paid for my ticket and all my expenses).” – ScuttleBucket
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This one marched out the door on Christmas without saying thank you
“Last Christmas, I knitted things for my SO’s family. I was still working on her gift when they decided to do the present exchange two days early, so I told her that I would give her the gift when I finished. For the next two days she demanded her gift, and when I finally finished it she grabbed the gloves, didn’t say thanks, and marched out the door.” – JoyfulStingray
This one has unique ideas about pets
“She believes that all animals are dirty and should live outside and that they don’t have real feelings. No, MIL, no. Shh.” – JuniorShabadu
This mother-in-law was not impressed with the engagement ring
“I got engaged and showed her my gorgeous engagement ring: ‘Well that’s cute.’ While we were planning the wedding it was always ‘IF you guys get married…’ Every time I see her at a family gathering: ‘Oh are you guys still married?'”– deedee22
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