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Mother in Law Hangs up Photo of Son’s Ex-Wife and Promptly Gets Banned From Ever Visiting Again

Mother in Law Hangs up Photo of Son’s Ex-Wife and Promptly Gets Banned From Ever Visiting Again

A woman kindly showed her MIL the front door after discovering she had hung up a photo of her husband and his ex while she was at work. Was she justified in doing so, or did she overreact you think?

Writing into Reddit, the woman explained that some furniture was being delivered to her house while her husband was away so MIL offered to come and help unpack. The woman thought ‘sure, why not’ what could possibly go wrong?

She wrote: My husband (30) and I (31) have just bought our first house together, we’re loving it and we’re excited to decorate it together. Unfortunately my husband travels a lot for work and we’ve already had new furniture orders arrive but I couldn’t do it all myself. My MIL (mother in law) offered to help and I agreed.

But it’s what happened next that made her see red.

Yesterday, I got back from work at 8 and was shocked to see one of the wall was full of framed pictures that mil put there, that is not the main problem because these pictures were from his childhood, graduation, birthdays and then I saw the biggest framed picture of them all and is him and his ex on their wedding day (context: MIL “adores” my husband’s ex, she brings her up all the time and reminces about the past years with her. not only that but she includes her in events and holidays which caused issues between us).

Understandably, the woman was ropable and asked the mother-in-law what possessed her to do this, she replied “This is part of Derek’s life and you can not erase it.” That’s when the woman pulled down the photo, gave it to her MIL and kicked her out saying she was no longer welcome in their house.

“I lashed out at mil asking what the hell she put that picture on the wall for and how she thought it was an appropriate thing to do. I told her to take it down in that instance but she defensive and said “this is part of Derek’s life and you can not erase it”. then went on about how many hours she spent working on this wall and how I should try to be a little bit more appreciative. I lost my cool and flipped out on her, I took a share and removed the picture. she started arguing with me asking what’s wrong with me and calling me crazy. I told her to take the picture and leave but she tried to say that it wasn’t just the ex in that picture but my husband as well but I told her I’d throw it out if she won’t leave. She left but started texting me saying stuff like jealous, bitter, overbearing, controlling etc. I responded telling her she disrespected me in my own home by what she did and proceeded to ban her from the house.”

If that wasn’t bad enough, MIL then proceeded to shoot off multiple text messages to her and her husband saying how unreasonable she was being.

“She called my husband and forwarded a screenshot of the “ban”. He called me and we talked. he then said his mom ought to know better but she didn’t and I was right to be angry but banning her from the house was an overreaction – like a crazy overreaction. he tried to get me to call her and cancel the ban but I refused. he then ranted about how unfair I was being to make such decision when it’s our house not just mine. conversation got nowhere and am now waiting for him to get home to talk. my inlaws are upset with me saying I went overboard with this reaction and urged me to let mil back into the house and drop this whole thing like it never happened.”

The woman now wants to know if she was wrong in kicking her mother in law out. Commenters supported her with responses like these:

“MIL knew exactly what she was doing and now she is succeeding in driving a wedge between you and your husband. He should 100% have your back on this and his mother should apologise.”

“Ask him if he plans to just let MIL drive you apart. I mean seriously, are you his partner or is he married to mommy?”

While another had a great idea, saying: “Why don’t you hang up a photo of you with your ex and see if he’s ok with that, haha!”

What do you think?

Images: Pixabay

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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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