Nightmare Moms Of Men We’ve Loved

Now that Mother’s Day is over, it’s time for some real talk on this “mothering” thing. Own own mom might be in line for sainthood, but we’ve dated some dudes whose mamas made “Monster-In-Law” look like an episode of “Teletubbies.”

My personal least-favorite mother-of-an-ex-boyfriend was the one who didn’t think I was good enough for her son because I didn’t attend an Ivy League college and repeatedly put down my writing career. This she-beast asked me about my salary and insinuated more than a few times that I should get a  “respectable” job in finance or law.  I guess loving her son with all of my heart was not good enough? 

I’m not the only one with a nightmare mom-in-law. Anonymous tales from the Frisky dating crypt, after the jump:

“I once dated a guy who took me to his parents’ house for the holidays. I could tell his mother didn’t think I was good enough for him, her golden child. She had three boys and he was the middle child. The older and the younger both had major issues, so there was a lot riding on him. They were also rich, and I didn’t realize how rich until I visited their home. She asked me no questions and just went on and on about his brother’s girlfriend and how amazing she was. What a bitch.”

Then there’s this gem:

“Back in high school, my boyfriend was at my house and it was really late, so he texted his dad to tell him he’s going to sleep at my house instead of drive home. His dad said ‘fine, whatever,’ and so we went to bed. Then his mother calls him in the middle of the night sobbing. He thought something bad happened! Nope. She was screaming and crying, ‘WHY DON’T YOU LOVE ME?!?!?! YOU DON’T LOVE ME! I WAS WAITING FOR YOU! HOW COULD YOU DO THIS?!?!?!? WHY DON’T YOU LOVE ME!!!!'”

And this story:

“I had a boyfriend’s mom who regularly criticized  my clothing, asks me how much my accessories cost, and often derisively said to me, “Oh, you’re so … cute,” while wrinkling her nose.”

Ooof.  That’s no fun. Some of us weren’t too too upset after these breakups.

Got a mother-in-law/boyfriend’s mom horror story to share? Tell us in the comments. 

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