By ppd_sucks - 29/12/2010 20:03 - United States

Today, my wife and I received confirmation that she has postpartum depression. When sharing this with the family, my mother exclaimed "I told you she was a psycho!" Now my wife is crying louder and more often than our newborn. Thanks, mom. FML
I agree, your life sucks 39 669
You deserved it 3 591

Same thing different taste

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Your mother clearly needs to get over herself and accept your marriage. Your wife may be a "psycho" to her, but she's the "immature brat" to everyone else. Love and support your wife, and reassure her that she's definitely not what your mother says. Also, when you have the time, take your mother aside and set up some boundaries. If she can't accept them, stop coming around. For the sake of visiting your newborn, she'll probably learn to keep her mouth shut. Your mother may be blood, but your wife is your family.

MisherzzSquisher 0


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DudeImBetter 0

I hereby agree (and decree) that his mother is mean.

0opsie 6

Don't worry, she's just taking cheap shots at your wife. She probably thinks no one is good enough for her little boy. I know you might feel stuck in the middle, but BOTH your wife and mother are your FAMILY. When one is deliberately hurting the other, you have to put your foot down. Especially when your wife is in such a vulnerable state. Maybe next time don't feel the need to tell your mother about everything in your marriage. Now you know your mother won't be the least bit supportive.

omG_G00 0

Wow...your mother needs to respect your wife and your relationship a bit more.

mygreenhoodie 0

this is why people hate mother in laws

Mean doesn't cover it, she deserves a good slap. Bitch. I hope you chucked her out on her hoop.

alaaloo_fml_fml 0

Aww your Mother isn't very nice. Also they wasn't the smartest thing to do in her condition..

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alaaloo_fml_fml 0

Hahaha oh Mods, how I love you.

Breaking a chain of your posts replying to your posts.

alaaloo_fml_fml 0

I was trying to correct my spelling error, but it's just the moderators screwing around.

how insensitive of your mum, hope your wife is getting the help she needs.

seriously the mom seems so selfish and immature.

:O your mom is kinda mean... My mom is clinically psycho so I kinda feel your pain

To be honest this isn't so much an FML for OP but his wife.

RedPillSucks 31

It can be scary having to deal with someone who is postpartum. You don't want to be the one who drives them to be the next mom who kills all the kids.

Ha ha, "drives them"! As in, "to a lake"! Good show, sir. Good show. ... I mean, you monster.

Then don't do or say anything stupid. Problem solved.

^easier said then done. for other people. not me.

Only 1% of women with postpartum depression express violence toward others. Most just feel bad about themselves, or apathetic.

omg. you should disown her. your mum, not your wife.

MizzErikaHart 8

maybe you should've kept the news to yourselves

UpsidedownKayak 9

Just because the OP's mother is rude doesn't mean that the rest of the family won't be supportive.