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These Mother-in-Law Horror Stories Will Make You Feel Way Better About Your MIL


Mother-in-laws don't have the best reputations — to put it mildly. Whether on the small screen (we're looking at you, Cersei Lannister) or IRL, MILs seem to be the hardest person to please in any family. However, if you are lucky enough to get along with your significant other's mother, count your blessings. 

And if you think your mother (monster)-in-law is bad, these horror stories might have you changing your mind. Seriously, unless your MIL literally ruined your wedding or completely rearranged your entire home while you were on vacation, you have nothing to complain about. So, go hug your MIL — even if she is prone to giving you unsolicited advice or judging everything you do. Trust us. 

1. The aspiring interior designer MIL.

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My now ex-husband and I went to the other side of the country for three weeks holiday. We left his parents our key so they could feed fish, water plants, etc. We got back after a long flight and drive home at 2 a.m. in the morning. Having been away, I just wanted to feel at home and crawl in to my own bed. When we opened the front door, I just dropped my luggage and turned to my partner and said "what the &#^$??" Our lounge room had been totally rearranged. Everything moved around. Then I walked through to the kitchen/dinning room. There was a dining room table from their house set up that we had repeatedly told her we didn't want. I was blowing up at this stage. I was so angry. Then I went to our bedroom. It too had been rearranged! I was livid. 
So here we were at 2 a.m. rearranging our whole house back around to how we wanted it. That was not the worst part. I cannot stress enough when I say that we went on to find that EVERY SINGLE shelf, cupboard and [drawer] in the house had been gone through and reorganized. The kitchen, everything in different [drawers]. The bathroom, everything moved around and parts of it painted! Even our [drawers] in the bedroom had been done. My underwear folded and put in a different place. Even our sex toys had been moved. So it took days for me to put everything back. It was so stressful and totally ruined what had been a great holiday. In the coming days neither of us could find anything. I just kept finding more things moved. Our linen closet rearranged. Our laundry done. Garage done. My car had even been cleaned and my glovebox cleaned out. I finally laughed when my partner went to have a pipe and she had even scrubbed his pipe back to shinning new.