Mother-in-Law Orders Matching Engagement Ring for Herself After Her Son Proposed to His Now-Wife, Who Is Now Officially Creeped Out

Mother-in-Law Orders Matching Engagement Ring for Herself After Her Son Proposed to His Fiancée, Who Is Now Officially Creeped Out

One mother-in-law had an oddly unique way of celebrating her son’s marriage to his long-time girlfriend. According to a Reddit post written by the fiancé, her mother-in-law purchased the same exact engagement ring and now wears it regularly on her ring finger right next to her wedding band.

The bride shared in a since-deleted Reddit post that she and her now-husband had been together for 14 years when they decided to get married two years ago. The couple wanted a low-key wedding, opting to go to the courthouse to get married rather than throw a big event.

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This woman’s mother-in-law ordered herself a matching version of the engagement ring given to her future daughter-in-law by her son.

Mother-in-Law Orders Matching Engagement Ring for Herself After Her Son Proposed to His Now-Wife, Who Is Now Officially Creeped Out
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But, the bride’s mother-in-law had a different idea about how the event should go down.

“She helped facilitate the purchase of a real engagement ring, took us to a fancy restaurant and took our daughter off our hands so he could make a scene of it,” the bride wrote. “The ring is gorgeous, and even though my MIL is embarrassed that it’s NOT a real diamond, I love it all the same.”

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The mother-in-law apparently loved the ring a little too much…

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It turned out, though, that the mother-in-law liked the ring a bit more than she was letting on.

“Apparently when she ordered my ring, she ordered herself a copy,” the woman continued. “I saw her wearing it last week and asked her what the difference is between our rings. ‘No difference, I just liked it so much I got myself one too.”

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Commenters on the original post were appalled at the mother-in-law’s behavior.

“I just read your story to my husband to see what his reaction was,” one poster wrote on the since locked Reddit post. “Even he made a face and said that was the weirdest thing. Once I mentioned the comment about her wearing it on her ring finger next to her wedding band, he was absolutely appalled.”

“She’s imagining being married to her son…”

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One person suggested she just go and pick out a different one. “It feels a little too much like she’s imagining being married to her son. Or she wants to single white female you,” the person continued.

While there were a few people who felt that the mother-in-law wasn’t being “mean or spiteful” and perhaps she was just trying to make a connection with her new daughter-in-law.

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Unfortunately, at the moment, the couple lives with the mother-in-law, so maintaining clear boundaries can be somewhat difficult. But, boundary setting has to start somewhere – why not kick off the New Year with an honest conversation about the ring?  

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