Not wanting to be around my MIL after she had a wardrobe malfunction. Its kind of minor I guess but I just feel like I am insane or something after this argument with my wife.
This is how it all started:
My MIL (42F) was over and it was just me and her at the pool. I (31M) was sitting with her and she started stretching and her swimsuit top came untied. She didn’t exactly rush to cover up and I saw much more than I wanted to see.
She apologized but it was still really weird for me. Anyways I tell my wife about it and she just laughs it off. I mention I don’t want her coming over any time soon and or at least I don’t want to be around her she flips out and it starts a huge fight.
Edit for info and clarity:
She was a single mom, but my wife was really raised by her grandmother. My MIL and wife interact more like siblings/friends and less like mother and daughter.
Additionally, my MIL does not treat me like a son in law even though I always try to treat her like a MIL and give her the respect that comes with it.
I believe she treats me more like a friend rather than any type of maternal figure. I have known her only a couple years but she has been around a lot more to clean up the house every other week.
We didn’t ask her to do this she offered and my wife enjoys having her around more. I personally didn’t mind and appreciated the extra help, until now.
So to be clear this is the first time she has never exposed herself to me. However in the past there have been other weird stuff like her brushing her chest against me in the kitchen when reaching for things, she will wear low cut shirts when she is coming over to the house with just me there.
She is very touchy, but my wife says that’s how she’s always been. There has been no verbal flirting whatsoever, as far as I can tell, but until now I haven’t been really paying attention.
I am now second-guessing previous encounters with her, but I may just be paranoid. I don’t want to cut my MIL forever or anything, I just need time to reset away from her.