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Mental Case For MIL
Age: 21    MIL Age: 40 something

frequent fry her - Mental Case For MIL 1 of 4 needed Frequent Fry Her TM - Mental Case For MIL 1 of 4 needed/Posted: 9-JUN-02
I found this web site about a month ago.  And until then, I thought I was overreacting about my MIL.  I don't even know where to start.  DH and I have been married for 5 years.  Almost every fight or disagreement that we have had has had something to do with the PILs.  They are the weirdest people I have ever seen.  First of all, let me tell you a little about MIL.  She is a very insecure person.  She thinks she has to control everything her children and husband do.  FIL is not allowed to go anywhere without her.  He can't even talk to his own parents without her being right there beside him.  She is sooo afraid that he will find out that there is someone out there who is better than her.  They even work together.  One time, his (female) boss said hello to him, and she got mad because he said hello back.  But it's okay for her to flirt with all of the men around (I know this because DH used to work with them).  FIL has maybe said 5 words to me in the 6 years that I have been around.  They are very affectionate in public, which I think is very gross.  They go to the bathroom together (even in public).  And no, I'm not jealous of their relationship.  I just don't enjoy seeing two people in their 40's French kissing ALL the time.  She even shaves him.  Also, she thinks she looks sooo good.  She is about 5', 7", and wears a size 9.  But, the way she talks, you would think she was a movie star.  I have been told by other family members that the reason SIL is overweight is because MIL didn't want her daughter to look better than she does.  That is soooo sick.  She told me, right after I had my baby, (after I had gained 40 pounds), that she thought that I looked better that way, and that she didn't want me to lose the weight.  PLEASE!!  One time, she bought me a pair of jeans.  At the same time, she bought herself the same jeans, only she bought me a size bigger than hers (even though we wear the same size).  She said that the reason she did so was because she tried on her jeans and they fit her just right, so she just knew that I needed a size bigger!  Can you believe the nerve?  I just said. "Thank you," and went and tried them on - just to show her that they were way too big.  She also has this thing that every time I do something or get something, she has to do it or get it.  I went shopping and bought several pairs of pants and shirts.  Well, I made the mistake of telling her, and she went out and bought exactly what I had gotten - plus a pair of capri overalls that I had told her I was going back to get.  Of course I didn't go back because who wants to dress like their MIL?  I went and got my hair cut short.  What did she do?  She went and got hers chopped off.  I cannot stand it.

        Signed - Mental Case for MIL

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frequent fry her - Mental Case For MIL, 2 of 4 Needed Frequent Fry Her TM - Mental Case For MIL, 2 of 4 Needed /Posted: 11-JUL-02
MIL thinks she can do anything.  FIL is a mechanic, so she knows everything about cars.  A couple of months ago, I was on my way back to work when I had a blowout on the interstate.  I had my cell phone with me, but of course it was dead.  So, there I was sitting on the side of interstate, nowhere near an exit, with a flat tire.  Finally, after sitting there for about 2 hours, a cop stopped and changed the tire for me.  Later that evening, DH called MIL (his daily check in with them) and mentioned it to her.  She said, "She doesn't know how to change a tire?"  Oh, that just flew all over me.  Of course I know how to change a tire.  But, even the cop had a hard time getting the lug nuts undone.  But, of course, you know that she could have easily done it.  Then, to top it all off, yesterday we got a call from SIL saying that she'd had a blowout.  Well, of course, we had to jump in the car and go to help her.  We didn't even get half way there when SIL called back and said, "Don't worry about coming, because someone had just changed the tire and put the donut on."  But MIL and FIL were coming to drive the car home for her because she was scared to do it.  They were almost 45 minutes further away than we were.  I drove my car all day with the donut on, but that's okay.  But she couldn't.  SIL is 26 years old, and she is married.  But mommy and daddy had to come to the rescue, as always.

        Signed - MIL Thinks She Can Do Anything

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frequent fry her - Mental Case For MIL, 3 of 4 Needed Frequent Fry Her TM - Mental Case For MIL, 3 of 4 Needed /Posted: 14-AUG-02
Okay, this story is about psycho MIL's even more psycho mother.  This woman has kept my children since the oldest one was 10 months old.  I was always told that she was crazy, but I never saw her in action.  Plus, I couldn't afford alternative childcare.  Anyway, the other day my 4 year old came home and told me that GMIL had done something to my son that I didn't approve of.  Well, he tends to stretch the truth sometimes, but what do you expect?  He's 4 years old!  Well, he will be going to school in about a month, and DH and I had said that when this happens, my 10 month old will go to daycare.  I went to pick my children up from her house the next day, and she told me that she had taken one of my DS's toys away from him, and had given it to one of her grandson's because DS had accidentally "torn up" one of his toys.  Plus, she told him that she was going to go to his house, get all of his toys, and give them to her grandkids!  She told this to a 4 year old!  Of course he was crying.  Well, I just got my kids and left.  When I got home, DH asked why DS was crying.  I told him, and he got mad.  He called SIL and asked her to keep the kids until DS went to school.  Then he called GMIL and asked her what it was that DS tore up because we were going to go buy him another one.  She told him that DS didn't even tear it up!  She just told DS that!  DH told her nicely that the kids were going to stay with SIL the next day, and then he hung up.  Well, the next day DH and DS went over there to get some of the kids' stuff.  I won't go into all the details, but they got into an argument, and DH and DS went to the car to leave.  She ran out there, jerked the door open, and told DH that he's not going anywhere.  DH tried to back up and close the door, and she started hitting him with her fists!  This is a 65 year old woman!  DH called the cops, and she said that she was going to tell the cops that we abused our kids.  Then, she proceeded to tell DS that the cops were going to take him away from us, and he would never see us again.  When the cops got there, they had to hold her back so that DH could leave.  He should have pressed charges against her, but he didn't want to do that because she was his grandmother.  To top it all off, GMIL called MIL and told her a bunch of cr@p about how DH started it all, and the reason that she wouldn't let DH leave was because he had two of her grandkids in the car, and he wouldn't let them out!  Then, MIL told DH that if he pressed charges against GMIL, that she would never forgive MIL.  DH is a pretty big man, and he had marks on him where GMIL hit him!  Needless to say, that was the last time GMIL will ever see any of us!

        Signed - Mental Illness Runs In the Family

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frequent fry her - Mental Case For MIL, 4 of 4 Needed
Frequent Fry Her TM - Mental Case For MIL, 4 of 4 Needed /Posted: 4-SEP-02
Okay, remember that I told you earlier about MIL smoking in my house?  DS, who is 4 years old, was talking to MIL on the phone the other night, and out of the blue he said, "You can't smoke in my house."  Well, MIL got all upset and told DS to give DH the phone.  She accused him of getting DS to tell her that.  We haven't even mentioned this subject since it occurred.  She wanted to know why she couldn't smoke in the house.  Then, she played innocent, saying that she didn't know that we didn't smoke in the house (even though we have already discussed this with her).  DH went through the whole spill about how no one (not even us) smokes in the house, etc., etc.  She said, "Well, if I can't smoke in the house, then I won't come in your house anymore.  I'll pick DS up when he wants to come to my house, but I'm not coming in the house."  Ouch.  That just hurt my feelings terribly.  We'll see how true that is.  She just wanted DH to say, "Okay mommy, you can do whatever you want."  If she sticks to her word, she's going to look kind of stupid standing outside for her favorite son's birthday party!"

        Signed - I Don't Care if I Ever See Her Again

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