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Thank you for all your comments, it made me laugh for the first time in a week. Answering your questions, she's 67, in good health, and apart from a bad knee and weak bladder, she'll be around for many years, living independently. Her family is full of centenarians (FML again). She's neither senile nor mentally ill, but she came from an European aristocratic family (technically, she's a baroness), grew up with 12 personal servants, married into a very wealthy - but plebeian - family, and together they squandered every little penny they had. She divorced and had to raise three kids on her own, in relative poverty (one servant is not enough), had to work for a living (how shameful!), and poured all her frustration and bitterness on us. Of her three kids, the one that lives closest to her is 5000 miles away. I confronted her many times on what she thinks about that, if she says that it's wonderful, because she can travel more. She insists on spend three months with each of us, and three months on her city. We have no choice but to oblige, otherwise she manages to make our lives even more hellish. She got to the point of denouncing my brother-in-law for an nonexistent domestic violence episode to the police, from 8000 miles away. She does not have pure evil intent in her actions. The thing is, the only thing she's interested in is herself and her reputation. She doesn't care for our stuff, our lives or our emotions, she doesn't pay attention to anyone (she called her sister on Skype while I was talking to her), and the only thing that grabs her attention is gossip, so she can start blabbing how much better than the others she is. She's just a vain and vacuous self-absorbed ex-rich girl that happened to get old. Think Paris Hilton. For those saying that I should kiss her feet because she carried me for nine months and suffered for my birth, here it goes: she demanded a general anesthetic for all births, had a boob job and a tummy tuck on the same surgery I was born, and only saw me when I was a month old. She only turned into a hands-on mother when she got flat broke and had to fire the nannies. But no worries. I made sure for her that this is my home, so my rules apply. She's trying to behave. Oh, my husband is a saint with infinite patience, and excuses her for everything. And my mother-in-law is the best person I've ever met, and compensated for all the hurt my mother inflicted. :)
By longlongwinter - / Thursday 5 December 2013 16:50 / United Kingdom - Southampton
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By  longlongwinter  |  2

Thank you for all your comments, it made me laugh for the first time in a week. Answering your questions, she's 67, in good health, and apart from a bad knee and weak bladder, she'll be around for many years, living independently. Her family is full of centenarians (FML again). She's neither senile nor mentally ill, but she came from an European aristocratic family (technically, she's a baroness), grew up with 12 personal servants, married into a very wealthy - but plebeian - family, and together they squandered every little penny they had. She divorced and had to raise three kids on her own, in relative poverty (one servant is not enough), had to work for a living (how shameful!), and poured all her frustration and bitterness on us. Of her three kids, the one that lives closest to her is 5000 miles away. I confronted her many times on what she thinks about that, if she says that it's wonderful, because she can travel more. She insists on spend three months with each of us, and three months on her city. We have no choice but to oblige, otherwise she manages to make our lives even more hellish. She got to the point of denouncing my brother-in-law for an nonexistent domestic violence episode to the police, from 8000 miles away. She does not have pure evil intent in her actions. The thing is, the only thing she's interested in is herself and her reputation. She doesn't care for our stuff, our lives or our emotions, she doesn't pay attention to anyone (she called her sister on Skype while I was talking to her), and the only thing that grabs her attention is gossip, so she can start blabbing how much better than the others she is. She's just a vain and vacuous self-absorbed ex-rich girl that happened to get old. Think Paris Hilton. For those saying that I should kiss her feet because she carried me for nine months and suffered for my birth, here it goes: she demanded a general anesthetic for all births, had a boob job and a tummy tuck on the same surgery I was born, and only saw me when I was a month old. She only turned into a hands-on mother when she got flat broke and had to fire the nannies. But no worries. I made sure for her that this is my home, so my rules apply. She's trying to behave. Oh, my husband is a saint with infinite patience, and excuses her for everything. And my mother-in-law is the best person I've ever met, and compensated for all the hurt my mother inflicted. :)

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  Flowtastic  |  16

31 - I had a nice giggle at your comment until only now when I realized your username is probably pronounced "Welsh-ight" not a different way. -.-

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  soccerstar1996  |  18

I mean yeah this is pretty bad and hard to put up with. But how much of your shit did your mom put up with when you were a kid?

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  Voij  |  16

98, Massive difference here. The mother made the decision to have a child, knowing fully well that kids would cause problems on a regular basis. The OP didn't "choose" to have a mother. The way this is supposed to work is that the parents make the conscious decision of having a child, then have to be prepared for all the shit that their kid will do later on. That's part of the deal. They don't get to create a kid, then take revenge for all the things the kid will do.

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  breakinlegs  |  19

It sad how fast we like to through out the old in this culture. Is this a malicious old lady we are talking about here? Or an older lady who can't help but be on the was messing things up now that her prime has left her?

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  mkcontrollers  |  11

My parents told me when I got my house they would come over to my house and open ever box of cereal, leave glasses and dishes every where. Track dirt and mud into the house. And you know what happen when I got my house. Re read above! FML

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  voidnemesis  |  8

2- Definitely right. If she was actually doing this on pupose, throw her out or tell her to calm the f*** down. If she keeps doing it, throw her out. Its that simple.

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  golden_warrior  |  23

Nope, this site is not to state unrelated facts. dad = dad backwards, did you find that interesting? Also Allan, my apologies i didn't see your comment when I responded.

By  owhyowhy  |  4

Like really sucks if you still have 3 months with her. It's only the beginning

By  beautifulsoul89  |  11

Why is she like that? Is she handicapped or something? Or just really wants to make your life hell? I'm sorry to hear about the pain she's already causing. I wonder if you'll still have a house in 3 months?!

By  vlalam  |  24

Did u mean mother or mother in law? Why would a mother do such things to their kids? Sorry buddy.

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  Welshite  |  39

Not all mother-in-laws are evil and not all mothers are sweet. You'd be surprised what a parent can do to his/her child, and the scars (emotional and/or physical) can last a lifetime.

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  glitterkuro  |  18

I'm glad that your relationship with your mother is apparently so awesome but it's definitely not the case for a lot of people. Some parents do not treat their kids well. Please don't make generalisations when you don't know other people's circumstances because not everybody had a fantastic childhood.

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I have never understood the concept of evil mother in laws. Both of my parents love their mother in laws, and they are the sweetest people I know. Obviously that can't be the case for everyone, but in my family and circle of friends, everyone loves their in-laws.

By  TheDrifter  |  23

I foresee your significant other spending a lit of time away from home this winter, perhaps working double shifts. Living with your mother sounds like cruel and unusual punishment.

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