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

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 tendancy.

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.

The mother-in-law has taken it too far (stock photo)
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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.

“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’ (stock photo)
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“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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