After a woman’s wedding day was ruined by her soon-to-be mother-in-law, she did not know how to react when the older woman seemed to be doing better in life and had stopped talking to her.
A young woman was set to marry the love of her life when her mother-in-law completely ruined the day with a heinous act. A few years on, the woman’s mother-in-law got her happy ending, but the woman felt she couldn’t be happy for her.
She turned to Reddit to find out if she was being too harsh in her approach to how her mother-in-law had treated her and how she felt about her after what she had done to the woman.
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The woman felt like she might be being petty for how she felt, but mentioned that her mother-in-law had always been distant from her and had not been welcoming when the woman started dating her husband.
What Was the Woman’s Relationship with Her Mother-In-Law?
The woman explained that her mother-in-law had never been friendly to her, and when she and her husband got engaged, her mother-in-law did not seem happy for them. For this reason, the woman decided not to include her mother-in-law in her wedding planning.
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The woman’s husband’s grandmother asked to be included in the wedding planning, and when she was, she was silent throughout. The woman asked her parents-in-law if she could store her wedding dress at their house despite that.
Her father-in-law readily agreed, with her mother-in-law never saying much about the situation. However, one day, the woman got a phone call from her father-in-law, which she thought was a joke.
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Sadly, what she thought was a situation that would be easily remedied turned into something that would ultimately ruin her wedding. She did not know how to process the problem when she learned about it.
What Did the Woman’s Mother-In-Law Do?
“I literally felt like I was going to throw up.”
When the woman thought about it, she didn’t think her mother-in-law could be that evil and thought the dress would be easily fixable. She drove over to her mother-in-law’s house to assess the situation.
What the woman found when she entered the house shocked her. She discovered that her mother-in-law had indeed cut her dress into pieces. She felt if her husband didn’t hold her back, she would have been in a physical altercation with her mother-in-law.
Although the woman still got married, her day was ruined because she had to buy a cheap replacement for her wedding dress. She cried the entire morning before she exchanged vows with her husband.
The woman’s mother-in-law said she had cut up the wedding dress because had never had a wedding. The woman noted that it didn’t seem as though the older woman felt terrible for what she had done.
Her mother-in-law was put into a mental institution for 30 days, after which she and her husband divorced. After that, the woman had no contact with her mother-in-law for a long time.
Although the woman did not speak to her mother-in-law, she occasionally saw her at family events and heard she was in intensive therapy for a long time. She also discovered that her mother-in-law had gotten engaged and that her ring was beautiful and the man perfect for her.
Many people told the woman that it wasn’t her mother-in-law’s fault and that she was sick then. However, the woman had reached the point where she no longer cared to hear the excuses.
On her post, people dropped their comments, with one saying the woman should have pressed charges. Another commenter said the woman should stop updating her mother-in-law on their lives or listening to updates about hers.
Many comments reassured the woman that she was valid in no longer wanting her mother-in-law to be part of her life and to resent everything the older woman had done to her. Do you think the woman was right? What would you have done in this situation?
Another woman had trouble with her mother-in-law on her wedding day. However, she did not receive as much support from netizens as the woman in the story above. Read the full story here.