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She Slapped Her Mother-In-Law For Saying That Her Son “Surely” Gets Bullied For His Severe Eczema

Mironifamily - stock.adobe.com - illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

If you’re a parent, you want to defend your child against any and all bullies they may come across in life. What if one of those bullies was someone related to you?

One woman has found herself in a complicated situation after she slapped her mother-in-law for making snide comments about her son’s eczema.

She and her husband are in their mid-30s and have a five-year-old son. Since her husband announced he was marrying her, her mother-in-law made it clear how much she disapproved of her. However, she put that negativity aside for years, as she wanted to make her husband happy.

Unfortunately, things with her mother-in-law only worsened when she got pregnant with her son.

“I had a lot of complications during my birth and during my pregnancy,” she explained.

“My son was underweight when he was born, which made the aftermath of my pregnancy harder. I gained a lot of weight during this period, and I practically wouldn’t have made it alive without the support of my husband. I remember when there was one family dinner, my mother-in-law decided that she wanted to make jokes about the weight I had added on.”

In those moments, her husband wouldn’t defend her as she had hoped, and he still hasn’t. Unfortunately, as her son has gotten older, some of her mother-in-law’s digs have been directed towards him. 

Her son has very bad eczema, and his flare-ups have caused everyone in their family a lot of pain, as there are only so many things she and her husband can do to help him. His flare-ups have become noticeable to the point where some kids at school will bully him because of how his skin looks.

A few nights ago, her mother-in-law invited her family and a few other relatives over to dinner. At the time, her son was having a bad eczema flare-up that became noticeable. At one point, she was in the kitchen while her husband, son, and mother-in-law were at the table. She could overhear her mother-in-law bringing up her son’s skin and was immediately alarmed.

Mironifamily – stock.adobe.com – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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