Getting on with the in-laws is infamously difficult.
Often, it seems that nobody is good enough for their beloved daughter or son – so it can take a lot of time and effort for them to warm up to you.
One man did not have this problem at all, and claims his mother-in-law had the hots for him straight away. Awkward.
It’s been so uncomfortable for the couple that they’ve even had to have a word with her about her crush on him in a bid to get her to cool off.
According to a Reddit post, the mother-in-law has now gone to drastic measures in her lust for her son-in-law by stealing naked photos of him – a huge invasion of his privacy and has led him to feel “violated”.
Writing on the site, he explained: “Wife and I have been together for a few years now. We’ve been in the habit of sending each other dirty photos since we were dating. It’s just a thing.
“MiL has had the hots for me since she met me. It’s creepy. I’ve spoken to her about being uncomfortable and so has my wife. It seemed to have died down and we put it down to an unfortunate crush. She’s been creepy and flirty but we chalked that up to her personality since she’s flirty with everyone.’
He continued, explaining that when his wife and her mother were spending an afternoon together the mum went through her phone while she was in the bathroom.
Finding the gallery with intimate pictures of the husband, the mother-in-law decided to send them to herself.
But the daughter noticed her phone had been moved and files had been sent and “blew her top” – but the mother-in-law wasn’t sorry about it and refused to delete them.
“It’s f**king awful. My wife and I have a few weird fetishes and so some of the photos I took that are for her eyes only are really humiliating if seen by people who aren’t my wife,” he continued.
“My wife is really on my side and supporting me but [she] sent her a message asking why she’s cross about it. ‘It’s just a picture’. I’m so mad.
“We’re supposed to have her over for dinner this weekend because my wife’s brother and his wife are in town and I’ve disinvited her but now she’s telling people we’re alienating her. And because the issue is so embarrassing, I don’t want to tell people the real reason.”
People have sympathised with the man’s situation.
One Redditor said: “This is such a massive violation of you & your wife’s relationship! I am appalled that [mother-in-law] would do such an abusive, disgusting thing.”
Another agreed: “Sorry for you man…this just turned my stomach right round”.
Several suggested that he outs her for her inappropriate behaviour – as she is the one who ought to be embarrassed, not the married couple for having the photos of themselves.
Others even suggested that he could seek legal advice.
Hopefully they’ll find a way to resolve the situation soon…