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Agreed. Everytime he says that you should say, "Actually, his wife", then shake their hand with a big smile on your face. He'll look like an idiot then..

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I didn't get that vibe at all. I got a "cut them out of your lives" vibe, which I think should not happen. It sucks that OP's Father-in-law is doing this but it's hardly a reason to stop communicating with them. I think they just need to sit down and say it's not okay to do that anymore. Cutting a whole side of your family for being introduced as a girlfriend, instead of a wife, is ridiculous and an overreaction. Also, it's entirely possible that the Father-in-law is doing it as a joke. There's not enough information to actually determine if the whole family is involved.


I doubt it would make a difference. I have been with my husband 12 years, married 10, and his mom still won't pronounce my name correctly. Although, she gets it right for her neighbor with the same name.


You should simply refuse to answer to the mispronounced name. Mom: "X, hello? X, didn't you hear me calling you?" You: "I heard you calling for X. My name is Y. Who's X?"

my mom does this constantly and it drives me crazy. I'm not married but I've been with my BF for a long time now, and she introduces him to everyone as "a friend". I'm sorry OP, I know how hurtful and mean it seems. what does your mate say about it?

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