People aren’t exaggerating when they say their mothers-in-law are actually monsters-in-law. While not all of them are wicked, many do drain the life out of you with all their toxicity. So be careful and guard yourself and the people you care about. Watch out for these red flags that will prove your mother-in-law is as evil as they come:
1. She’ll never admit it when she’s wrong
Even if she’s made a huge mistake, she’ll still insist that she was right in doing whatever she did. And you can be sure that she won’t say sorry and try to make up for anything. She could start World War III but she’ll still argue that she is not in the wrong. She’ll just put the blame on your or your partner.
2. She won’t bother listening to you
No matter how right you are, she’ll simply dismiss your opinion. Most of the time, she just won’t pay attention to you just to prove that she doesn’t care about you. You could shout in her ear but she’ll just ignore you. For example, if you tell her very clearly that you’re done with you meal, she’ll just give you more to eat, even if you look like you’re going to puke. If you’ve achieved something, no matter how big a deal it is, she’ll just underplay it to everyone she knows. But if something is important to her, you can be sure that you’ll hear about it.
3. She’ll never consider you worthy of her family
Trust me, if she doesn’t think you’re up to the mark, you will know. She’ll tell you, clearly or subtly, that you’re not worthy of her child. It will feel like there’s a poster on the front door announcing this to the whole wide world. Remember to keep your chin up and don’t let her get you down. Build up your confidence and try to make this funny. She won’t be able to beat that.
4. She’ll do her best to prove that she controls you
Like I said, she doesn’t think you’re good enough and she’ll try to control you just so she can say ‘I told you so’. She’ll order you to do every little thing for her. You’ll have to be with her, go for every little party she’s been invited to, cook only with her recipes, follow her cleaning techniques and basically be her minion. Also you’ll have to make sure she has the grandkids she’s asked for. It doesn’t really matter what you want and if you don’t do any of these things, you can be sure that her entire social circle will know.
5. She’ll start slandering you far and wide
If she can’t establish her dominance over you, then the rivalry will intensify in her head. She’ll take it all a step further. Soon enough, all kinds of bad reports about you will start to come in from every single person she’s ever met. Be careful because if she is successful, everyone will tell your spouse to divorce you because they’ve heard about your bad behavior and they think they’ll be happier without you in their life.