They’re the parentals you inherit thanks to your significant other, so it’s no wonder the relationship between you and your in-laws is bound to be an interesting one.
If you’re lucky? It’s a mutual love-fest all round, everyone knows their boundaries and they gift you epic birthday presents you don’t ever need the receipt for.
If you’re not? They can be demanding, spend way too much time at your house and worst of all, unlike with your own parents, you can’t throw a temper tantrum and tell them to leave you alone.
It seems there’s a lot of people out there suffering through the latter, with users taking to Whisper to reveal their horror parent-in-law stories.
The too-friendly in-law
“My father-in-law posted ‘Sexy!’ on my latest profile picture. Sometimes he gives me the creeps.”
The ‘I wish my son/daughter’ married someone else in-law
“Today, my mother-in-law ‘accidentally’ tried to run me over.”
“My mother-in-law just introduced me as her ‘son’s friend’ even though he and I have been married for 3 years. What?”
“My mother-in-law CRIED to my husband because she didn’t like the gold earrings we got her for Mothers Day… I hate her.”
The needy in-law
“My father-in-law has to be involved in everything we do. I can never have anything to do with only my husband.”
The critical in-law
“My father-in-law always makes fun of me for dying my hair dark gray. I just tell him I do it so he’s not the only one with gray hair.”
“During a family visit, I stumbled upon my father-in-law in my kitchen using my spaghetti server to scratch his bare back.”
“I can’t stand my mother-in-law sometimes… She lectures me about saving money but then she turns around and spends $8,000 on a new bathtub.”
“My mother-in-law is ‘cleaning’ my house. I’ve told her she doesn’t have to and she just continues as I sit and cringe at her touching all my stuff.”
The stingy in-law
“My mother-in-law just made my husband give her money for the gifts she got me at my baby shower. These are my in-laws people.”