Last month’s viral email from the mother-in-law from hell, Carolyn Bourne brought up a lot of ill feelings among ticked off daughters-in-law. After an overnight visit, Bourne felt the need to email her future daughter-in-law, 29-year-old Heidi Withers, a list of her so-called incidences of ill manners.
She listed things such as:
When you are a guest in another’s house, you do not declare what you will and will not eat – unless you are positively allergic to something.
You do not take additional helpings without being invited to by your host.
When the email went viral (after Withers emailed it to a friend who in turn passed it along to start a chain), hoards of angry women said not only have they been there, but they’ve heard worse from their own mother-in-law. And I’m sure it left a few mothers-in-law wondering if they’ve ever stepped beyond their boundaries with their words.
Inspired by this story, I’ve pulled together a list for any prospective (or current) mother-in-law of 10 things that should never be said!
What is the worst thing your mother-in-law has ever said to you? Share with us in the comment section below!
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