Mother-in-Law's Dying Wish: Did She Go Too Far Protecting Her Baby? 😢

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A woman and her husband recently welcomed their daughter into the world after a complicated birth. The mother, still recovering from the emergency c-section and feeling overly protective of her premature baby, faced a difficult decision when her mother-in-law, who was battling cancer, wanted to meet her grandchild. The mother's anxiety about taking the baby on a non-essential trip led to a heartbreaking outcome, leaving the family in turmoil.

A Complicated Birth 🚑

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Overprotective Mom 🤱

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Family Support 🏠

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Mother-in-Law's Battle 💔

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Time Running Out ⏳

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Husband's Eagerness 🙏

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Separation Anxiety 😟

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Not Yet... ⌛

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Tragic Loss 😢

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Resentment and Hostility 😠

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Guilt and Regret 💔

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No Way to Fix It 😔

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Family and Friends' Support 🤗

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Harder Than It Had to Be 💔

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Heartbreaking Consequences 😢

In this emotional story, a mother's overprotectiveness led to her mother-in-law passing away without meeting her grandchild. The husband's resentment and the family's grief have left everyone questioning if the right decisions were made. As the family tries to cope with the loss, the question remains: was she wrong for prioritizing her baby's safety over her mother-in-law's dying wish? Share your thoughts and reactions below.

Soft YTA comment receives mixed responses and advice on therapy.

LasVegasNerd28 | LasVegasNerd28

Woman denies dying MIL's wish to see grandchild, called out as selfish. YTA.

Millerbomb | Millerbomb

Husband upset with wife for not taking baby to MIL's deathbed 😢

pendalmight | pendalmight

Commenter receives YTA verdict for not respecting dying MIL's wish

MiskiMoon | MiskiMoon

Ignoring your husband's wishes could end your marriage. 😢

pinap45454 | pinap45454

YTA for not valuing your partner's dying mother's wish 😢

sarah-goldfarb | sarah-goldfarb

Commenter calls out OP for being the a**hole in a controversial decision 😱

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Refusing dying MIL's wish to see grandchild is inconsiderate. YTA.

anjaqua | anjaqua

Husband's dying mother, and a baby caught in the middle 😢

LittleFreakyReaper | LittleFreakyReaper

Commenter calls out OP for not visiting dying MIL, receives agreement.

Twasbrillig1 | Twasbrillig1

OP prioritized their own desires over dying mother-in-law's wish 😢

TheDarkLord777 | TheDarkLord777

Commenter advises against regret and judgment, suggests counseling for couple.

hesterpry | hesterpry

User calls out OP for not allowing mother-in-law to see baby. 😔

dart1126 | dart1126

Commenter and reply agree: OP is in the wrong 😠

Acceptable_Letter331 | Acceptable_Letter331

User calls out OP for being the a**hole and causing irreversible pain 😔

Momma_BearE | Momma_BearE

User receives judgement for not allowing baby to meet dying grandmother 😢

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Redditors call out overprotective mother-in-law for being the a**hole

obeyfreshj | obeyfreshj

Commenter predicts divorce and calls out OP's actions. 😕

ImagineHamsters | ImagineHamsters

New mom's anxiety during Covid leads to MIL conflict 😢

redditstrangernstuff | redditstrangernstuff

Husband resents MIL's decision to protect baby. YTA.

Icy-Cold8692 | Icy-Cold8692

Withholding MIL's dying wish - YTA, husband may never forgive 😢

Worried-Usual-5053 | Worried-Usual-5053

Commenter calls out OP for selfishness in fulfilling MIL's wish 😒

Axilllla | Axilllla

Ignoring MIL's dying wish? YTA according to cancer patient comment.

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Dealing with grief and anxiety after a traumatic birth. 😢

aSeaPersonByNight | aSeaPersonByNight

Preventing husband from seeing dying mother-in-law makes YTA

jewelofthesea82 | jewelofthesea82

Divorce-worthy YTA comment. Ouch.

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Valid feelings on both sides, but MIL's request seems selfish 😒

MagisterFlorus | MagisterFlorus

Seek support from healthcare system for guilt and anxiety 😞

Dazzling_Highway9987 | Dazzling_Highway9987

Commenter calls out flawed logic and self-centered attitude. 🤨

Mvrvolo | Mvrvolo

Harsh judgment on OP's actions, marriage in trouble 🤷‍♀️

ToxicCheeseburger | ToxicCheeseburger

Husband's mom dying wish vs wife's refusal to let baby visit 🤔

milee30 | milee30

Struggling mother-in-law prioritizes baby's safety, but upsets husband. ❤

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MIL's dying wish or daughter's safety? YTA gets called out. 😢

justcallmeperiwinkle | justcallmeperiwinkle

Husband caught between controlling wife and dying mother. YTA.

Coralyn683 | Coralyn683

Commenter calls out OP for being TA, recommends counseling.

tangerine-trees- | tangerine-trees-

Commenter calls out OP for being the a**hole in a delicate situation.

Whiteroses7252012 | Whiteroses7252012

NICU mom defends mother-in-law's dying wish to meet baby 😢

Life_queen | Life_queen

Mother-in-law's dying wish vs. daughter's safety. NAH, but husband needs support. 😢

type1error | type1error

Parent criticized for not fulfilling dying wish of mother-in-law 😢

JakeMeOffPlease | JakeMeOffPlease

Commenter calls out OP for selfishness and suggests postpartum illness.

purple235 | purple235

Commenter called out for prioritizing separation anxiety over COVID fears 😬

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Anxiety-driven actions cause marital strain. YTA verdict.

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Commenter receives harsh judgment for struggling with anxiety.

LuciadeFatima | LuciadeFatima

Grieving father denied dying wish to see his mother-in-law. YTA 😡

Berrysama32 | Berrysama32

Commenter advises counseling for YTA's wrong decision.

zarza_mora | zarza_mora

Commenter calls out OP for stealing a precious moment. 💔

DutyValuable | DutyValuable

Grieving husband regrets not introducing baby to MIL before death 😢

SoValkyrieMama | SoValkyrieMama

fbombmom_ | fbombmom_

Apologize sincerely and hope for forgiveness. YTA 😞

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Supportive comment suggests counseling and self-care for grieving family.

Dellaj86 | Dellaj86

Commenter deemed 'YTA' - drama ensues in replies 🤨

Ascentori | Ascentori

Commenter calls out OP for disregarding dying mother-in-law's wish 😬

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