My mother in law is the classic definition of evil! She wasn’t happy herself and wouldn’t allow anyone else any other way of feeling. I was somewhat getting used to my life as I had unimagined it. I had a husband who shone to the world but behind closed doors beat the crap out of me while keeping his girlfriend happy. I was finally allowed to work! Other than work, cooking and cleaning had become my life for these ungrateful fucks. Did I mention having a mother in law who is territorial is NOT FUN!?!?!
Mummy dearest saw that I was “managing” my life and I’m sure she was thinking of ways to bring me back to earth. I would go to my new found love (work) and come home humming to my Indian music as I cooked and cleaned for my in laws. I would cook whatever Sunny wanted, he was a vegetarian but wasn’t fond of Indian food. My father in law preferred Indian food, my mother in law loved a variety of food and secretly ate meat ( I caught her indulging in eggs one day!) My lovely husband wasn’t a fan of Indian food but LOVES food, I didn’t cook for him much as he wasn’t around EVER. Plus as he told me on several occasions, his girlfriend was an amazing cook! Glad his belly was full from her creations, I was that bad in the kitchen myself just saying….
At this point in my marriage (about 1.5 years in) I think she had started to run out of things to nit-pick me about. She would spend hours/days picking my body apart and then my personality and what my parents have/have not taught me. I was coping really well with all this garbage life. Yes I was broken but I seldom let them or ANYONE see it, I would just cry to myself in my room or bedroom.
I think she thought I wasn’t bothered enough so she brought out the big guns! She started accusing me of sleeping with her husband! Yes that’s right, my FATHER IN LAW. I have to give dad credit, he wouldn’t stop her from tormenting me but wouldn’t take part in it either. In fact he would eat dinner with me and compliment my culinary skills. I try to please Sunny and dad through food and cleanliness. It was working. On the flip side my MIL was starting to go insane whenever anyone complimented me.
For example when family/friends would come visit I would get the following compliments:
We want a daughter in law exactly like her; does she have a sister for our family?
Her food is incredible, where did she learn to cook like that in her young age?
She is absolutely beautiful, you guys are so lucky that Raj found such a beauty; the kids are going to be gorgeous!
No wonder you didn’t tell us about her before you were hiding the treasure until the wedding day!
Not only is she great in the kitchen, she is so respectful and polite! Beauty and brains. I wish my daughter in law was like that.
She is so kind and she is domesticated, how did you find her? She always sits with us as her family, you are so lucky to have her in your family.
She is great with the kids, seniors and us! A perfect fit for you and she is pleasant with a knack for cooking!
The list goes on. Mostly people were very interested if there was a clone of me for their son. My mother in law would seethe at these questions. She wanted everyone to despise me, the exact opposite would happen. EVERYONE loved me and who I was inside and out. The girls and women would gather around me and shower me with love and affection. Amongst them, I felt like I was special and mattered. The uncles would voice their admiration for me how I carried myself in the family. The young men looking for advice on life, mostly girls 🙂
One day, dad and I were sitting at the table eating our dinner and out of nowhere she starts yelling at me about stealing her husband.
She is screaming at me saying I’ve stolen him and she sees how other men look at me and for dad I am easy access so it makes sense, right? NO! Dad and I are equally shocked at the allegation of us sleeping together. I treated him like a girl treats her dad. We laughed, cried and at times were silly together ( I would paint his toenails, braid his hair, massage his legs, cut his toenails….) She went crazy on the two of us, Dad did defend himself and said I was a child AND Raj’s wife, what plain nonsense but she wouldn’t have it. He tried, I know he did, but in the end gave up and walked away from the table. That was the last day dad ever ate a meal with me by himself. She had become completely unraveled. I remember her saying, no one should have a pretty daughter in law they are all sluts, never trust a young girl around an old man, he gave me money as payment (That was cheap payment! All I got from that payment was ice cream or candy) both dad and I were mortified.
From that day forward, that man would leave the area if we were ever alone; in fact he actually stopped talking to me for more than a full year. We would only talk about necessary things. Relatives continued to praise me (they still do!) and he would agree with them, just not with the same enthusiasm as he did before. He was too scared of her to love me as his daughter.
So now she had theory about me, I was sleeping with my father in law, how disgusting was that! I never told Raj about it at the time because I was afraid that maybe a part of him just might believe her, no point in planting things in his mind. Raj has recently just learned about some accusations such as these, he was actually shocked his mom had been tormenting me to this degree. She is, was and always will be an ugly person inside and out.
Who makes those kinds of assumptions? Of all the men in the world why would I choose my father in law to have an affair with???
Almost 21, I had beauty and age on my side, I would definitely have not picked him!