When it comes to families, there's always one person who likes to get a little ahead of themselves.
For one woman, it's her boyfriend's mum that has this frustrating tendency.
The unnamed 39-year-old revealed all in a post on Reddit, where she said she gets on well with her partner's mum, but claims recently they've been having a bit of an issue.
The issue is all to do with an item the mother-in-law purchased during a recent shopping trip for the younger woman - and that item is a wedding dress.
While that may sound like a very generous gift, the woman was quick to point out that it's "crazy" as she and her partner aren't even engaged.
Writing on Reddit's Just No MIL forum, she explained: "My MIL invited me (39f) over to look at some things she bought while thrifting.
"I personally love thrifting, and I tolerate this way of spending time, because it's one of the few things we have in common, even if our styles are worlds apart.
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"She often tells me (and anyone who'll listen) that we are the same person, and I am fully her Golden Child, for now, anyways. It's a bit disturbing, but we're relatively LC, so, whatever works."
She went on to say that when she got upstairs to look at the shopping haul, she was shocked to see a "hideous" wedding dress - in her size.
"I couldn't help it, I just laughed like a maniac and asked her why the heck she bought a wedding dress," the woman continued.
"She huffed, then decided to laugh with me, and I changed the topic before we could discuss the dress further, then bolted outta there.
"Found out a few months later that she keeps the dress hanging beside her bed. F**k."
She added that she and her partner do really want to get married, but because his mother does things like this, it's putting them off.
A number of people responded to the post, sharing their thoughts on the mum's behaviour.
One person wrote: "Man, this is one of those situations where you plan the entire wedding before even telling her you're engaged."
Another said: "I have one word for you: Elope."
A different user shared their own mother-in-law story, posting: "Just wanted to add that my mum and MIL both wanted to wear the same colour dress as my wedding dress. I just lost it on my mum, luckily my SIL handled the MIL."
"Buying a wedding dress is not something you do as a surprise for someone else. WTH was she thinking," added a fourth.