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Signs Of A Toxic Mother-In-Law

Marriage is a union between two people but in it there is always the family of both the bride and the groom.

There are in-laws who will make your life a living hell immediately you get married and go to live at your husband’s place.

Here are signs that you are have a toxic mother-in-law

1. She is always right.

She is always right, without exception. Which means that she’s never wrong. She’ll never admit being wrong, and she will never apologize for anything.  In her eyes, you (and possibly your spouse) are the only people to blame.

2. She is dismissive.

She will ignore you for the most part, conveying that you don’t matter to her. She will not listen to a word you say. She’ll ask you if you’re hungry, hear “no,” and still put food on your plate. She’ll also disregard any of your accomplishments as insignificant and unworthy of her attention. Only things that have value to her are important.

3.You will not have your space as a wife.

She will not respect your words, choices or personal space. She will come to your house uninvited and unannounced, expecting you to welcome her with open arms and be grateful for the honor of her visit. She will look with disgust at how filthy your place is, and how unmannered your kids are.

4. If you are staying at her house, she will tell you what to wear and what not to wear. If you were used to putting on clothes without anyone questioning you then you will have to persevere when your mother-in-law starts dictating what you should put on.

5. To establish her dominance and to prove that she was right about you, she will expect you to do things that please her.

That would include you wanting to spend time with her, appearing at every family event, learning her way of cooking, cleaning and just about everything else under the sun (because her way is clearly better), adopting her religion and culture, and last but not least, blessing her with grandchildren when she’s ready to be a grandma. If you fail to do any of that, you are indeed a rotten daughter-in-law, and she has a right to complain about you to anyone who will listen.

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