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Fed Up Woman Gives Her Mother In Law A Fake Key To Their House

Fed Up Woman Gives Her Mother In Law A Fake Key To Their House


While it’s super useful for family members to have an extra set of keys to your home, what’s not useful is when they use that key to come and go as they please. Especially without warning and especially when you and your partner are indisposed. One woman took matters into her own hands recently and honestly we couldn’t be prouder!

Taking to Reddit, the woman shared her story under the title: AITA for giving my MIL a fake copy of my house key and “exposing” her on Christmas dinner?

“I wanna preface this by saying that I f34 married my husband m37 a year ago. His mum is snoopy and annoying af. She can’t help it that is just how she is as my dear in laws say.

My husband and I purchased a new house recently. My MIL kept pushing to get an emergency key, She promised that she only use it in an emergency but giving the fact that she had an emergency key to our old apartment and walked in on us being intimate twice (but my husband didn’t think it was big deal) I just couldn’t trust her so I just sent her a fake key (after she kept pushing) and she had a smug on her face after I hand delivered it to her.”

What a GENIUS move! I mean the MIL promised to only use it in emergencies, so let’s see how this panned out.

“Days gone by and on Christmas dinner MIL angerily “called me out” on the fact I gave her a fake copy of the house key. She shamed me for doing this in front of everyone but in my defensive I asked her how she found out and she said days ago when she came over at 4 while my husband and were out. I reminded her “didn’t you promise you wouldn’t use it unless there’s an emergency? So You tried to get in when there was no emergency and you broke the promise you made to us!” She looked red in the face and the other family started staring and some even laughed at her for the face she made. She suddenly got up from her seat and rushed into the kitchen where she had a huge meltdown so loud the next door neighbors must’ve heard – literally I’ve never heard a 60+ year old woman throw a tantrum like that. Needless to say dinner went awkward and my husband and his sister were giving me looks. My husband went off on me in the car and said I lied and manipulated and humiliated and exposed his mum and said he wouldn’t have let me get away with it had he known. We had an argument and he is demanding I apologize to his mum for my childish behavior and for ruining Christmas dinner for the whole family.”

Wow! Ok, so let’s break this down. Not only does the MIL break her promise about only using the key in an emergency, but she then proceeds to carry on like a child claiming that she’s the victim here!

Pleeeease! What was she doing going over to the couple’s house anyway? What business did she have? And more importantly, why is the husband not backing up his wife??

In an updated post, the woman says that the incident didn’t go down well with her husband so she even offered to show him the comments from her Reddit thread. which only further angered him because now the story had been made public!

“Eta so this went off unexpectedly and I thought I’d show my husband some pretty helpful comments I found here minutes ago but he got mad at me when he saw it and said I was nuts to talk about his family online. He demanded my phone so he could delete it but I refused and I went upstairs and into the bedroom. I never seen him so agitated and I didn’t think he’d react like that honestly. But thank you guys for your support. It really means so much. I’ll update if I can. Thanks again :)”

What do you guys think? Did the husband have a point? Did his wife embarrass his mother? Or should the MIL learn to mind her own business and give the couple their privacy?


Images: Pixabay & YouTube

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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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