While some of us must dream of one day getting revenge on our in-laws for their snide comments and half-baked approval, it's rare that you actually get to execute your childish plans of filling their shampoo bottles with syrup or rimming their hats with glue. Pranks can be fun if all parties involved think the joke is hilarious, but when one person is repeatedly being tormented and not laughing, it enters bullying territory. Seeking revenge in petty ways instead of sitting down and discussing why there's so much resentment in the air can be dangerous to any family dynamic.
So, when a frustrated husband decided to consult the courtroom of moral philsophy otherwise known as Reddit's "Am I the As*hole" about a prank war between his wife and his mom, people were eager to offer advice.
My mom can be kind of horrible. My wife and I make the conscious decision not to go no contact. She has a difficult family to and NC isn’t worth it to us. She has always been b*tchy towards my wife and my stepbrothers wife when they were married, but she treats the only son in law like a god.