Mother-in-law's insensitive comment causes confrontation

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A mother-in-law makes a hurtful comment about her daughter-in-law's past, causing her to confront her. The daughter-in-law had an abortion before having her current child, and her mother-in-law made a remark that upset her. She scolded her mother-in-law and threatened to keep her child away if she ever made another comment like that. The mother-in-law is playing the victim and the daughter-in-law doesn't know what to do. Should she have confronted her mother-in-law or was she overreacting? Read on to find out.

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Insensitive comment from mother-in-law causes confrontation 😤

In this post, a woman shares her experience of having an abortion with her then-boyfriend, now-husband, and the fallout that has ensued with her mother-in-law over the years. The woman recounts a recent incident where her mother-in-law made a passive-aggressive comment about her previous abortion in front of her 4-year-old son, causing her to lose her temper and confront her mother-in-law. Despite her husband's attempts to address the situation, the woman is left wondering what to do next and whether she overreacted. This post raises important questions about how to handle difficult family relationships and the impact that insensitive comments can have on those who have experienced abortion. Stay tuned for comments and reactions from the community on how they would handle this situation.

MIL's insensitive comment sparks support for OP's response. NTA.

Drnanna | Drnanna

Husband needs to defend his family from MIL's horrid behavior 😠

hannahsflora | hannahsflora

Mother-in-law blames OP for abortion decision, not her son. NTA 👏

ireallycantrn | ireallycantrn

Standing up to a toxic mother-in-law, NTA wins.

madmandy95 | madmandy95

Don't let your mother-in-law's past dictate your present 🙅‍♀️

hellridergirl | hellridergirl

MIL's cruel comment sparks confrontation, commenter not the a**hole

iglidante | iglidante

Setting boundaries with insensitive mother-in-law. Seek advice on r/JUSTNOMIL.

ninja_zer0-2279 | ninja_zer0-2279

Protect your child! Don't let her be alone with grandma! 🚫

Unit-Healthy | Unit-Healthy

Abortion doesn't rob siblings. MIL's comment is out of line. 👍

biiingo | biiingo

Standing up for yourself as a grandparent - NTA 🙌


Supportive comment and reply condemn MIL's hurtful behavior 💪👍

EndlessWanderer316 | EndlessWanderer316

Mother-in-law's rude behavior reveals issues in family dynamics 😬

Mjchats | Mjchats

Defending the right to choose and confronting insensitive in-laws.

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Supportive comment condemns mother-in-law's insensitivity.

Poekienijn | Poekienijn

Mother-in-law finds out about abortion and causes confrontation.

dontbelievethefife | dontbelievethefife

Reddit agrees, NTA wins this one 🎉

km89 | km89

Hilarious comment sparks discussion on language use and humor 🤣

Squinky75 | Squinky75

Handling conflict with mother-in-law like a pro! 😎

mpurdey12 | mpurdey12

Taking charge of personal decisions without the in-law's interference 🙅‍♀️

constipational | constipational

Body shaming mother-in-law gets called out by OP

ashtigerrr | ashtigerrr

Standing up for oneself against MIL's insensitive comment. NTA 👏

susono | susono

No apology from the mother-in-law? You're NTA for sure 🙌

princessofperky | princessofperky

Commenter defends OP and slams mother-in-law's nosiness. 👏

mextrawork | mextrawork

NTA. Mother-in-law's insensitive comment crosses the line 😡👎


Setting boundaries with in-laws. 🙅‍♀️

Recklessreader | Recklessreader

Setting boundaries with mother-in-law. 🚫👩‍👧‍👦

cultqueennn | cultqueennn

Standing up to toxic mother-in-law after 12 years 🙌

XVX_Vandal_XVX | XVX_Vandal_XVX

Accusations of manipulation fly in NTA comment section. 🤨

Tunaversity | Tunaversity

Protecting children from insensitive remarks. 👶

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Husband needs to talk to his mom about inappropriate comment 🙄

Tisandra | Tisandra

Setting boundaries with difficult in-laws 🚫

hmmurabi | hmmurabi

Husband supports, FIL sympathizes, MIL's behavior still unacceptable. 🤰

glaive1976 | glaive1976

Supportive comment shares personal experience and defends OP's decision 👍

vvarga79 | vvarga79

Mother-in-law gets called out for being a piece of work 😒

hiphiprenee | hiphiprenee

Standing up to toxic behavior, NTA takes control 👊

Imawildedible | Imawildedible

Cursing out a rude mother-in-law, NTA wins the day 🙌

TigerUSF | TigerUSF

Standing up to insensitive in-laws, NTA wins the day 🙌

DeckardCaining | DeckardCaining

Cutting off toxic in-laws? 🤔 NTA approves!

ivi15 | ivi15

Misguided anger towards commenter due to previous trauma 😢

Megaman1549 | Megaman1549

Protect your child from the evil witch 🧙‍♀️

ConsistentCheesecake | ConsistentCheesecake

Commenter defends parent's choices, celebrates toddler's existence ❤

Shnoopy_Bloopers | Shnoopy_Bloopers

Responsibility lies with mother-in-law, not NTA. Forgiveness needed.

annabananafin | annabananafin

Son's failure to address issue causes confrontation. 🤔

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Protecting your child is the only priority here 🙏

BlackDahlia42 | BlackDahlia42

Setting boundaries with in-laws: a delicate but necessary task 🙅‍♀️

reset_2020 | reset_2020

Supportive comment defends personal choice and confronts mother-in-law

Soxyoxox | Soxyoxox

Spouse caught in the middle: NTA seeks support 🤝

RumandRumNoCoke | RumandRumNoCoke

Spineless husband and rude MIL. NTA for standing up.

dracenois | dracenois

Defending a toddler against insensitive mother-in-law. #NTA 🚼

Kerlysis | Kerlysis

Setting boundaries with mother-in-law after insensitive comment. 🚫

Usermane-100 | Usermane-100

Prioritize your marriage and family over your husband's parents. #NTA

AdmirableJudgement | AdmirableJudgement

Supportive response to absent husband inquiry 🤔

cleobellos | cleobellos

Commenter deemed not at fault, no replies to debate.

Drawanythingfor5 | Drawanythingfor5

Husband needs to prioritize wife over toxic mother-in-law 👨‍❤️‍👨💔

sweetjacket | sweetjacket

Stand your ground and demand respect from in-laws 👊

DragonDrama | DragonDrama

Protect your child from toxic grandmother, NTA confronts husband's mom 👩‍👩‍👦❌

drkrthnthspeedofliht | drkrthnthspeedofliht

Protect yourself and your son from MIL's cruelty 🛡️

HellcatPaz | HellcatPaz

Commenter calls out the obvious a**hole in the situation 😒

wauwy | wauwy

Get great advice on dealing with in-laws on r/justnoMIL! 👍

whoopsforgotmy | whoopsforgotmy

Mother-in-law's entitled behavior causes family drama 💥

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