The nastiest thing my mother-in-law has ever done to me

The nastiest thing my mother-in-law has ever done to me

Today 3 women share with us totally unbelievable and horrid behaviour they had to put up with, all thanks to their respective mothers-in-law.

Let's face it. The saas-bahu relationship is often fraught with discomforting vibes. But if a few bahus are to be believed then their mothers-in-law spared no stone unturned to prove that they really are monsters-in-law from hell.

Today 3 women share with us totally unbelievable and horrid behaviour they had to put up with, all thanks to their respective mothers-in-law.

While some of these accounts are amusing to read others prove that sadly sometimes women go onto prove that they indeed can be worst enemies.

1.A not-so-well-meaning surprise party

When I was pregnant with my first baby, it was decided in advance that post-baby I will go to my mothers' house for a few weeks. So on the day of delivery while my in-laws were with me in the hospital.

The nastiest thing my mother-in-law has ever done to me

My parents' side of the family was getting a havan and puja done in their home to make the place as welcoming as possible for the new baby to arrive as per our customs. But a day after the delivery just as I was about to sit in the car to go to my parent's place with my baby and husband my mother-in-law made a sudden announcement.

She said that her friends in the neighbourhood has organized a surprise 'welcoming the baby' party and are waiting for us at my in laws' home. I was shocked as it was too late to inform my parents who were waiting for with bated breath to get a glimpse of the baby.

But since she insisted it will be too rude to refuse being a part of the celebrations her friends had planned we had to give in. I don't think I will ever be able to forget this.

Anjalika M, Pune

2. Stole my baby's name

My husband and I are great planners so when I was expecting, both of us had already chosen two names -- one for a girl and another for a boy for our would-be-baby. We were quite thrilled with the names and would often refer to our unborn child with that name amongst each other.

Our conversations would be like -- 'is little Sahil sleeping' or 'is Mishika hungry in the tummy, ' since we didn't know if it was a girl or boy we would take turns and call our child with both names. But then, the unthinkable happened.

My brothers' sister who was also pregnant around the same time delivered a month before me and next I knew was that she named her son Sahil. When I asked my husband how this co-incidence happened, he told me that at one point during my pregnancy he had shared the names with his mother and she quite liked the names.

However, even he could not believe that she would go ahead and use the name for her daughters' child without even informing us. I was furious and though I did have a baby girl and could give her the name we had chosen, his was totally unacceptable.

Sonika S, Delhi

3. Called my mother to say she brought me up badly

Sometimes in life, you can never imagine that certain things can happen to you. So when a few months into my marriage my mother-in-law had the courage to pick up the phone and complain to my mother how she had brought me up so badly I was shocked beyond words.

I knew she had a problem with me and would often bicker with me on whether the dal had more ghee or if the last night's leftovers have not been reused properly. But I never imagined that she would involve my mother into it and take it as an opportunity to insult her.

One morning after we had a slight argument in the kitchen, she walked straight out of the kitchen rang up my mother and started rattling how I was a disgrace to the family and how I have a sharp tongue.

She also told my mother that if she had brought me up properly I would have known how to respect elders. All my poor mother could say was: 'Usey beti samajh kar maaf kar dijiye.'

- - Nidhi G, Mumbai

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