Claudia (34): My mother-in-law didn’t want me to end up like her in my marriage. She persuaded me to divorce

Not all of us were lucky with our mother-in-law. It’s not for nothing that there are so many jokes about them. But there are those among us who had (as they say) a good sense of smell on their mother-in-law. Claudia, who had serious luck in this regard, would certainly agree with us.

The article was written based on the reader’s story. The photos are for illustration purposes only and the names of the people have been changed at the request of the reader.

We got along from the first moment

Mrs. Claudia sits down comfortably in a chair and a smile spreads from ear to ear on her face. Her first words sound kind and warm.

„My mother-in-law and I got along well from the first moment. We like each other and she wasn’t even my mother-in-law yet,“ she says with a smile and it can be seen on her that she is very happy that she found a man with such a good mother.

At the same time, she adds that she was afraid of the first meeting because she knows only scary stories from her friends about their mothers-in-law.

She was always on my side

„My mother-in-law was always on my side. Maybe it sounds unbelievable because we’re mostly used to the exact opposite, but when I and my husband had an argument, my mother-in-law always stood up for me. And I was very grateful to her for that,“’ Claudia admits to us.

And while the smile doesn’t fade from her face, it freezes for a moment. Is there really a mother who will stand up for her son instead of her daughter-in-law? We have to agree with Claudia that she was quite lucky.

She started talking about divorce

Claudia had bright and dark moments with her husband, as in any other marriage, it was like on a swing. Her husband had his flies but the biggest one was the craving for alcohol.

Claudia doesn’t describe him as an alcoholic but admits that he liked to drink. And when he overdid it with his drinking, which didn’t happen often, but sometimes a situation occurred, he had no problem insulting his wife.

„I confided in my mother-in-law. To whom else, my mother was dead. That’s why my mother-in-law knew I was bothered by my husband drinking. She also knew that he is cursing at me in his drunkenness,“ Claudia continues, her forehead wrinkling into several fine wrinkles.

„Suddenly she surprised me by talking more and more about divorce, and she raised this topis almost whenever we met,’’ Claudia admits.

She persuaded me

,„In the end, it didn’t give me and I asked my mother-in-law a straightforward question that she still has with the divorce. Then came something I absolutely did not expect. She started persuading me to divorce her son,’’ says Claudia and it really surprises us. We didn’t expect that either!


She told me that my husband is exactly the same as his father. Also, she told me that she has been suffering for many years. It started with swearing and ended with a few slaps,’’ she describes what her mother-in-law admitted to her.

„She told me that she is afraid that one day I would end up like her. And she wanted to avoid it from me. That’s why she persuaded me to divorce, which I actually asked for in the end,“  said Claudia at the end, adding that she is glad that she did.

Her ex-husband fell even more into the drinking and she is now extremely grateful to her mother-in-law for saving her.

Author: Nicole Grease

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