Re: WHY are MILs so terrible?
I've never not gotten along with MIL, because I can play nice with almost anyone, but she wasn't always my favorite person. She just generally got on my nerves and it made me want to smack her when she tried, however gently, to give parenting advice.
Coincidentally (or not?), around the time I started to like her was when my relationship with my own mother started to deteriorate. I'd be curious to know if there's a common trend there.
My relationship with MIL now is not a mother/daughter type one at all, but we are friends and I do love her. I like her more than DH does.
DH shares my feelings for my parents, which are not good ones lately, to say the least.
Robbyn, SAHM to Silas, 4/3/09 and Griffin, 3/23/12
Last edited by bezark; 11-19-2012 at 02:47 PM.