Imagine going on a honeymoon, so long spared, in order to spend two weeks on a beach alone with your new husband … to discover your mother-in-law.
It is a reality for a woman who is about to get married.
The woman, who posted her situation on the forum Mumsnet, explained how his mother-in-law is a nightmare.
Monster-in-law? Bride-to-be sought advice after her mother-in-law booked at the same resort on the same dates as her planned honeymoon
The mum, who is called WinterIsHereJon on the site, explained that she is going to marry her partner next year.
âWe were planning a trip to the Caribbean, with a few days in the US on the way back,â the woman wrote.
âWe gave MIL the proposed dates. Fast forward to last night and she posted on Facebook that she had booked a vacation at the same resort that she knew we were looking at.
“Worse than that, the dates overlap so she would be there for the first few days of our honeymoon.”
“I cried a little in frustration”: mother-in-law said it was accidental, but suggested that the newlyweds have family dinner with her on their honeymoon
The woman’s mother-in-law said it was an accident, but also offered the three to have a “family dinner” when the newlyweds arrive at the resort.
“She’s pretending it’s a pure accident but I really don’t think it is,” said the mother-of-one.
âFortunately, we haven’t booked yet. I cried a little in frustration and am now looking for alternatives but she will definitely start as she offers to meet up for a family meal when we arrive.
Nightmare: The woman explained the situation in a post on the Mumsnet forum (pictured)
Heaven: The couple intended to go to the Caribbean (pictured) for their honeymoon, but are now considering changing plans without letting the stepmother know
The frustrated bride-to-be asked others on Mumsnet what she should now.
Most of the other women were horrified by the stepmother, saying the move was clearly intentional and seemed malicious.
‘It’s incredibly weird. Who crushes their son’s honeymoon? !! Your consolation is that the whole world will think your millet is a fruit cake, âwrote one woman.
Reconsider: Commentators were shocked at how stepmom behaved
“Incredibly bizarre”: most suggested the wife change plans, with one saying the stepmother was a “fruit cake”
In response to questions from some commentators, the woman revealed that her partner was “furious” at what her mother had done and that the mother had acted like this before.
‘I should have known; she’s always been a troublesome old bat, âthe woman wrote. “Lesson learned, never tell him anything!” “
After hearing advice from others, the mother said that maybe they will now change the location of their honeymoon, so that they don’t have to be with the mother-in-law, but confront her. probably not like some reviewers have suggested.
“Our usual tactic in dealing with it is to just keep our distance as much as possible,” she explained.
“I’m afraid that confronting her with this madness will be more trouble than it’s worth.” She would be adamant it was accidental and has been known to cry and scream in other instances where we have confronted her.