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'My partner's mum bought me a wedding dress but we're not even engaged'

Bridal - By Mirror | November 23rd 2020 at 09:30:00 GMT +0300
She surprised her with a wedding dress (Photo: Shutterstock)

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.

The woman thinks the dress is 'hideous' (Photo: Shutterstock)

"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.

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