Man Bans MIL From Entering His Home After Disrespectful Comments About His New Relationship

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Losing a spouse is never easy, but moving on can be just as hard. One man found this out the hard way when his mother-in-law made disrespectful comments about his new relationship. After she crossed a line, he banned her from entering his home.

But now, he's facing backlash for his actions. Is he really in the wrong here? Read on to find out what happened and share your thoughts on this situation.

Single dad opens up about life after losing wife to tragedy

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Surprise visit from MIL causes tension in family dynamics.

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Uninvited MIL ruins surprise visit, humiliates man and his friend 😞

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Standing up to toxic MIL after disrespectful comments about relationship 💪

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When MIL's gossiping gets out of hand 💁‍♀️

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Man bans MIL from home after sharing personal business 🚪

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Dealing with MIL's disrespectful comments about new relationship. AITA?

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Man stands up against MIL's disrespectful comments 💪

Losing a loved one is never easy, but when a spouse dies, it can be especially difficult to move on. This man's wife passed away 10 months ago, and he has been doing his best to raise their 3-year-old daughter on his own. However, when his mother-in-law showed up unannounced and walked in on him with a friend, she didn't offer support or understanding - she ridiculed him.

What's worse, she brought up his late wife and accused him of being a bad father. After telling her to leave and later finding out she had spread his personal business to other family members, he made the decision to ban her from his home. Now, he's facing backlash for standing up for himself and protecting his privacy.

What do you think - is he in the wrong or is his MIL crossing a line in the situation? Share your thoughts in the comments below and read what Reddit had to say as well.

Widower defends his right to privacy and his child's safety.

Different-Secret | Different-Secret

Boundary-setting success story with a dash of family drama. 🚪🚫

s1m0n_s3z | s1m0n_s3z

Suggesting security measures sparks amusing misunderstanding among commenters.

Fickle_Definition_48 | Fickle_Definition_48

Respectful reply supports OP's actions against MIL's disrespect.

currymommymilkers | currymommymilkers

Don't let anyone dictate how you grieve and move on. 🔐

Ducky818 | Ducky818

Standing up to family for new relationship. 👍

Stranger0nReddit | Stranger0nReddit

MIL disrespects new relationship, gets banned from home. NTA.

dart1126 | dart1126

Stand your ground and protect your happiness! 🙌🏼

savagefleurdelis23 | savagefleurdelis23

Mother-in-law crosses a line, gets banned from home. NTA.

PeggyHW | PeggyHW

Respect your boundaries: Man stands up to MIL for criticizing his relationship 👊

LMnjealous88 | LMnjealous88

👏🏼 Standing up for yourself and your privacy. #respect

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Setting boundaries is necessary. Good on you for standing up.

Pineapple_Wagon | Pineapple_Wagon

Protecting daughter from manipulative MIL after disrespectful comments about new relationship.

sezit | sezit

Responsible father prioritizes daughter's well-being over new relationship. 🙌

Excellent_Care1859 | Excellent_Care1859

MIL's rude comments get her banned 🚫 NTA wins.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Respect goes both ways. NTA for setting boundaries 🙌

The_Important_One_ | The_Important_One_

Locks changed! 🚪 NTA takes it up a notch 🔒

LovelyRita999 | LovelyRita999

Respectful boundaries are key 🔑, NTA for enforcing them

ummyea---Iguess | ummyea---Iguess

Setting boundaries with family for daughter's safety 👍

3Heathens_Mom | 3Heathens_Mom

Respect boundaries: MIL gets banned from house after hurtful comments 👋

tatasz | tatasz

Establishing boundaries with in-laws after a partner's passing. ❤️

wildferalfun | wildferalfun

Setting boundaries with MIL after disrespectful comments about new relationship 👍

ButterscotchOk7516 | ButterscotchOk7516

Setting boundaries with a disrespectful MIL. NTA 👍

ShannonS1976 | ShannonS1976

Compassionate response to difficult MIL situation. 🙏

devlin94 | devlin94

New relationship? MIL's opinion is N/A. 🤷‍♂️

Sword_Of_Storms | Sword_Of_Storms

Cutting off toxic MIL, NTA wins respect of commenters 👍

lostalldoubt86 | lostalldoubt86

Don't let anyone shame you for moving on 💪

masoj3k | masoj3k

MIL crosses the line and faces consequences, NTA.

ArtHobbies4440 | ArtHobbies4440

Respect the boundaries! 🚪 Good on you for standing up.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Respectful relationship boundaries are important for everyone's happiness 👭💑

MissTheWire | MissTheWire

Good move! MIL needs to understand you're an independent person now 🤝

abcwva | abcwva

Deserve privacy in your own home. MIL banned. NTA 😊

Additional-Round8153 | Additional-Round8153

Setting boundaries with toxic in-laws is important for family harmony.

coloradogrown85 | coloradogrown85

Sneaky MIL or genuine mix-up? NTA takes precautions 🚪🔑📷

Coco_Dirichlet | Coco_Dirichlet

NTA. Arrange visits in public or at her house. Consider legal action.

PDK112 | PDK112

NTA, but what did MIL say? 🤔

gennasea | gennasea

Supportive comment defends OP's actions towards MIL with 👍

askstace | askstace

Respect your privacy, NTA. Set boundaries with family. 🙅🏻‍♂️

DontWhisper_Scream | DontWhisper_Scream

Moving on after loss is personal. MIL overstepped. NTA 😌

snortsrainbows | snortsrainbows

Setting boundaries with family is tough, but NTA in this case 🙅‍♂️

ArdentlyFickle | ArdentlyFickle

Respectful boundaries are key 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

Moving on after a spouse's death: NTA or YTA?

[deleted] | [deleted]

Grandma's out, locks are in - a power move! 🔒

kol_al | kol_al

Your home, your life. MIL should respect your privacy 👍

DontWhisper_Scream | DontWhisper_Scream

Setting boundaries with MIL after disrespectful comments about relationship 👍

bradjanetrocky | bradjanetrocky

Setting boundaries with MIL after invasion of privacy. 🚪

theplippityplops | theplippityplops

No timetable for grief, NTA for moving on. 🙂

del901 | del901

You're not the a**hole for moving on after your spouse's death 💔

HootzMcToke | HootzMcToke

Setting boundaries with toxic family members is important. 🙅‍♂️

KimChiDiva | KimChiDiva

Man changes locks after MIL's disrespectful behavior 🙄

No_Medium_7205 | No_Medium_7205

Respectfully defending OP's decision to ban MIL from his home 👍

boringSeditious87 | boringSeditious87

Standing up to disrespectful MIL and not kicking out friend. 👍

helico-pter- | helico-pter-

Commenter agrees with OP's decision and is speechless.

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MIL crosses the line by walking into your house unannounced 😒

SmadaSlaguod | SmadaSlaguod

Setting boundaries with difficult in-laws 🚪🙅‍♂️

IrmaToddLinocln | IrmaToddLinocln

Forgiveness is important, but boundaries are necessary ❤

Alabrandt | Alabrandt

Supportive reply to relationship decision. Thumbs up emoji.

Nikalix | Nikalix

Defend your boundaries! NTA for standing up to MIL 💪

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You're single, she's not the boss 😎

VampireGirl33 | VampireGirl33

Compassionate comment encourages empathy and communication during tough family situation ❤️

Shanoony | Shanoony

NTA stands up to disrespectful MIL 👊

knickle3 | knickle3

Boundaries set. NTA for revoking MIL's house key 🔑

friendlily | friendlily

Setting boundaries with MIL who invaded privacy. 👍

Advanced-Extent-420 | Advanced-Extent-420

Setting boundaries, NTA bans MIL from home. Flying monkeys beware! 🚫🙅‍♂️

soul_reddish | soul_reddish

Earn respect, start with civility. Supervised visits for MIL.

Hopfullyhelpful | Hopfullyhelpful

Live your life and tell the old bitty to mind hers 😎

Kandykidsaturn9 | Kandykidsaturn9

Putting his child first, man stands up to disrespectful MIL 👍

ceruveal_brooks | ceruveal_brooks

Moving on fast but not in the wrong; MIL overreacts 😬

that_greenmind | that_greenmind

Sensitive reply suggests empathy towards MIL's perspective ❤️

I_drink_gin | I_drink_gin

Understanding MIL's grief, but boundaries are important. 🙏

Chiquemund_Freud | Chiquemund_Freud

Setting boundaries with MIL after disrespectful comments about relationship 👍

Carliebeans | Carliebeans

Setting boundaries with disrespectful MIL after husband's death. NTA.

Bwahbwah_bwah | Bwahbwah_bwah

Setting boundaries with MIL after disrespectful comments. NTA 🙌

FollowingLumpy187 | FollowingLumpy187

Supportive comment, setting boundaries with MIL 🙌

ttopsrock | ttopsrock