We Asked, You Told: How Brides Really Feel About Their Mothers-in-Law

Mother-in-Law Problems

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You've probably seen the movie Monster In Law and heard all of the mother-in-law horror stories in the book: Nosy meddling, commandeering of the wedding planning, dismissing feelings, and so on. But do they get a bad rap? Are nightmare mothers-in-law the exception, not the rule, these days? We asked real brides on our Facebook page to sound off on their true feelings and their responses might surprise you:

"I love my mother in law to pieces. She's treated me with kindness and respect since we first met. And my husband respects and loves her, as he should. That's how I knew he'd be the same with me." — Mayela Lopez-Ford

"She doesn't show affection in the traditional way. She hates hugs. But she always makes me a vegetarian meal when she cooks for my husband. If I am not with him, she sends a dish home for me." — Elysia Ames Mathias

"If I would have met her any other way I would be friends with her and still come and visit her." — Mandi M. Blevins

See more: 4 (Painless) Ways to Bond with Your Future Mother-in-Law

"Mine wasn't the greatest in the beginning but we are starting to grow on each other...I think." — Jazz Lewis

"Mine's the best!! She's my drinking buddy!" — Megan Bradley

"I'm only engaged but my future mother in law is wonderful. She isn't the type that sticks her nose in our business at all and I feel like I can talk to her. We have been together a long time and so far I think I'm pretty lucky." — Debby Menges

"Can't stand mine! She is so mean and miserable and has mood swings from hell!" — Melissa Hutson

"She is wonderful...she raised the most amazing man I have ever known, and I am so lucky to have them both in my life!" — Rachel Milstead

"I love my mother-in-law. We're like two peas in a pod." — Alexandria Kelly

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