Hey, some folks just need to be put in their place once in a while, you know what I’m saying?
Sure you do, because we’ve all been there!
But is a family dinner the place to do it to your own mother-in-law?
Let’s take a look at this story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page and see what’s going on here…
“I (27f) haven’t gotten along with my MIL for the better part of my relationship with my partner (27m).
She has said a lot of mean things about me that are honestly just childish and cruel (I won’t get into the he said she said stuff). I’ve become exhausted with her, especially as I’ve moved into my career, moved town and am in the process of getting married/ buying a house.
In the past few years she’s taken to outright ignoring me, speaking over me, pretending i dont exist. As a result, I’ve mentally checked out from trying to make things working with her and in part so has my partner. Let me make it clear, I support whatever relationship he wants to have with her, but I’m done trying to be her friend.
We were at a family dinner party (my partner asked me to come along) recently where she started asking him about when he’s having children. She kept pestering him and asking when she’s getting grandbabies and that she wants children around. This has been something she’s been harping on a lot about lately and its getting on my nerves.
My partner asked her to stop several times but she kept bringing it up. I was sat there silent for a bit, but I think the wine got the best of me so I kinda snapped. I turned to her and started asking what she wants to know about our private life?? What kind of protection we’re using, what positions we’ve tried, what toys we use.
I started to list them all. Lets just say I used very inappropriate language for a dinner table, even throwing in a “do you have any pointers for me, or maybe it’d be best if you just came and watched to make sure we’re doing it right”. At this point she was yelling at me, having a go at my partner for “letting” me speak to her like that and crying about how mean I am. We got up shortly after and left.
My partner thinks I took it a bit far in front of his family, and his aunties have said it was wildly uncalled for and mean. I don’t really feel bad for it though, should I?
Now let’s see how folks reacted on Reddit.
One person said she’s NTA and that they found this to be funny.
Another individual said she might want to go no-contact with her MIL.
And this Reddit user said if it happens again, she should do the exact same thing to her MIL.
What do you think about this story?
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We look forward to it!