Relationships with in-laws can be tricky, because you and they both think you know what’s best for your partner – and you won’t always agree.
But, while it’s normal for these relationships to go through disagreements, one woman has been forced to ban her own mother-in-law from her home, after discovering she’d been spying on her and her husband… in their bedroom..
The anonymous woman took to Reddit to explain that her husband had been involved in a horrible ᴄᴀʀ ᴀᴄᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ, which caused him to be bedridden with a severe back injury.
The woman has been acting as his caregiver, and even took off time from work to tend to him, but her mother-in-law has made her life miserable. She wrote:
“My husband (M33) got into a ᴄᴀʀ ᴀᴄᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ almost a month ago, He’s been bedridden due to a back injury and I’ve been his primary caregiver. The pressure has been too much from my MIL, she keeps telling me to take care of him and be there for him constantly. She begged me to take time of work and I did, asked me to send her hourly updates about his condition (first 2 weeks) but when I don’t she’d get mad and cause an issue. She visits everyday but doesn’t do anything to help, alternatively, she’d list all the things I should or shouldn’t do. The family keeps telling me she’s just worried sick for her son so I try to stay calm.
Days ago, she called to berate me about not replacing the sheets quickly, I had no idea how she found out since my husband didn’t call her. My sister inlaw called me to tell me that her mom installed a camera in the bedroom to see if I was taking proper care of her son. I was stunned, after searching the room I found the camera, I called my MIL and had a huge fight with her. She admitted it and said she was just feeling concerned and wanted to make sure her son was being cared for (despite him calling her everyday) I yelled at her telling her that she’s no longer allowed into my home after this. She lost it and went on a rant about how I’m stopping her from seeing her son and that not seeing him will literally make her sick herself. The family called me later to get me to back out of this decision but I told them she breached my privacy and took advantage of the situation, they said I’m taking it too personally and that I can’t blame a concerned mother for wanting to make sure her son’s fine, especially since she listed things she thought I was doing wrong. I ended the conversation but my husband is upset telling me I’m being vindictive and that if his mom can’t come then he’ll move there with her. We argued then I went outside and he’s been silent eversince.
Reddit users were fuming, telling the woman she should “call the police” on her mother-in-law and “divorce” her husband.
“Report it to the police. Let your husband go home to his mummy,” one Reddit user commented, while another added: “I’d flip my s*** if someone installed a camera in my room, I don’t care who it is.”
A third wrote: “Your husband just asked for a divorce. Let him stay married to his mother. There are better fish in the sea.”