ANSWERS: 29
  • Because often,not always,they are annoying.I don't have one,being single,but have seen the case in others.
  • They don't know when to butt out.
  • I'm not sure, maybe because they are gossiping busy-bodies who have trouble minding their own business and constantly remind their son or daughter in law they don't think he or she is good enough for their baby.
  • It's sad to read some of the answers. My wife and I both had the best mother-in-law in the world.
  • Because some of them are real bitches, speaking from my own experience of course, but i do know loads of people who have mother in laws who are lovely! Its just your luck i suppose!
  • I personally love my mother-in-law, but MY mother isn't the greatest in-law to my husband, lol. For a lot of people, I think it has to do with MILs who think they're entitled to spend their time judging their son/daughter-in-law, meddling in their affairs, and giving "advice" unbidden. Also the whole "You're not good enough for my son/daughter" is probably pretty common and certainly the case with my parents. It's pretty rough!
  • Not despised, but tolerated at times. I know she means well, but she doesn't need to talk to us every day.
  • I loved my Mother-in-Law, but when my son was only little and he asked me why witches had broomsticks it didn't stop me from saying, "Ask your Nana."
  • Alot are portrayed as interfering old battle axes and i suppose alot are im lucky i have a nice mum in law after all i took her son on she is forever grateful lol.
  • Because as a Daughter or Son -In Law, you are the one left dealing with and trying to fix everything they screwed up in your spouse.
  • Just simlpy by being a mother
  • Because THEY were the top woman in their son's life, but the reality is that HE chose YOU and that means she has to share his love and time with you, it reallly gets to them! Baby's don't get to pick their parents, they love them but you were the one that was chose!
  • Because of all the negative traits they passed on to their daughters which makes the husbands life a living hell. OH, NOT MINE THO...NOOOOOOOOOO!
  • Because people are ungrateful. The maternal instinct is a protective one. That is true among all mammals anyway. When you are truly and seriously in love, however beautiful and magical it may be, that lover is uniquely positioned to cause you serious emotional devastation. A good mother is keenly aware of any potential threats to her child's physical and emotional health. Be grateful that your spouse is so well loved and stop whining about their mum.
  • Because they demand it
  • Because you are dating their Baby boy & they don't know when to let go.
  • My mother-in-law was a doll! I wish I could have kept her when I sent her son back.
  • I don't despise my Mother-in-Law at all. She's a great lady. But! She is the brunt of a lot of my jokes.
  • dont have a mother-in-law but iv seen a lot of crazy ones in my family, one i know just couldnt stand the fact that someone else had her sons attention more than she did. She would call, and always tell him to come over cause she needed something or just try to start some shit between him and his wife. She almost had him talked into moving back in, it was insane
  • Mother in laws are a wasted argument don't even try there is somthing wrong with them. In your relationship with your spouse you will find something anoying about her or him, remember no matter what you think or anyone else thinks. mother in laws are blind to their childrens shortcommings they can't see them so don't even go there trust me, there are some things and this is definetly one of them. You cant't win they think their children are perfect. And mother in laws are then despised, they always side with their children against you. Exept for one Father in law I knew, but that is the rare exception
  • This will be a statement not an answer I will not say anything in favor or against in laws, to those of you who have children and when they grow up please remember what you have said about them and don't complain on what will be said about you in the future. Remember a mother is a mother no matter what. Regards
  • It is beyond me.
  • SOME don't like the husband their little girls married (or the wife their baby boy did); SOME are meddlesome - sticking their noses into the couples' businesses, at home, at work, raising the kids, elsewhere; SOME have been nasty to their children, and when they marry, the MIL wants to become friends. I've never had a problem with my MILs... My first wife's mom (and dad) liked me. My second's passed away before me met, but I'm a likable guy, so she would have liked me, anyway. ;-)
  • I think that it is a sort of wistful thinking they endure ~ wanting to relive vicariously their youth, the days with their own children, instead of realizing that we new mothers and fathers want our own space - and their respect for who we are and how we raise our next generation of little ones!
  • They take away a lot of time you prefer would spend together with your wife alone.
  • They think that you are not good enough for their daughter and try to interfere in your lives. Anything that goes wrong in your lives the mother-in-law is quick to blame you and rub it in your wife's face.
  • Jealousy over the good relationship they have with their "child". Some don't know when to butt out too.
  • my mother in law is not that bad she just has and attitude and yells alot thats all..shes pretty laid back..
  • they just can't keep their big, fat noses out of your business.

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