7 Signs Of A Toxic Daughter In Law

signs of a toxic daughter in law

In-laws relationships can be very complicated sometimes, especially the relationship between a mother-in-law and a daughter in law. Most of the time, this thorniness is quite subtle and concealed, but then there are times when this sense of dislike can come out in the open.

However, just like toxic mothers-in-law exist, so do toxic daughters-in-law, and there may be many reasons behind this. A subconscious fear that you believe that she is not good enough for your son, or the social conditioning that every mother in law is mean towards their son’s wife or that you simply don’t like her and don’t consider her an organic part of the family.

If you have a toxic daughter in law who is always getting under your skin, then you can look out for some signs that might help you to understand her and cope with this situation better.

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7 Signs Of A Toxic Daughter In Law

1. She never shows any compassion towards you.

No matter what you are going through, she never shows any kind of compassion or empathy towards you, and she rarely turns up to help you out. As a vital member of your family, if you notice that your daughter in law hardly cares about you and your well-being, then it’s a sign that they don’t like you.

At most, she might give you a perfunctory call, but that’s it; she won’t show any kind of genuine concern towards you and your problems. She will keep on living her own life without a second thought because, for her, you and your problems don’t hold any value, and even if something happens to you, it won’t affect her that much.

2. She will try to create problems between you and your son.

A toxic daughter in law will always try to keep your son away from you and will manipulate him and turn him against you. Maybe you are too clingy, or too needy, or you don’t give them enough space – the lies keep on coming, and before you know it, you hardly see your son anymore, except for maybe once or twice a year.

She will emotionally blackmail him and brainwash him by badmouthing you and worse still, she might even convince him to not financially support you anymore.

She will try to limit how much time he spends with you and will manipulate him to ignore you completely. There might even come a point when your relationship with your son will decline to such an extent, that he might even stop talking to you.

3. She will openly be hostile towards you.

No matter how much you try to be nice to her, she will always be hostile and unfriendly towards you. She always looks irritated and angry, whenever you are around and will even go to the extent of ignoring you when you are trying to talk to her.

She treats you like a nuisance and an unwanted person and tries her best to stay away from you and even your shadow.

And that’s not all, she will make fun of you in front of others and if you speak up against it, she will say that she’s simply joking. Making you feel like a burden is what she does best, and she loves to see you feel humiliated and heartbroken.

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4. She treats you like a second-class citizen.

She will go to huge lengths to make you feel unimportant and irrelevant in the family. During a family discussion, if you give your opinion, she will dismiss it right off the bat and make you feel stupid about yourself. She will always treat you badly no matter how nice and kind you are to her.

This takes a toll on you mentally, emotionally, and psychologically, and before you know it, you find yourself second-guessing your place in the family. This is exactly what your daughter in law wants, you feeling defeated, heartbroken, and a burden. She wants to break your spirit and confidence, and seeing you in pain is one of her greatest joys in life.

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