She says nasty things behind your back, she bad mouths you to your husband! She likes to take credit for all your efforts; and she never shows support for anything you want to do. She treats you like dirt and insults your folks at every opportunity, yet she is the MIL and "deserves" (demands) respect.
Mother-in-Law Vs Daughter-in-Law: This is the classic war zone in any household. The Western folks can get away with being nasty to their in laws because they hardly ever see them. But in India, we live in such closely knit family structures that it is best to have amicable relations with your in laws. Not convinced? Read on...
Reasons Why You Should Be Nice To Your Mother-In-Law
1. It works for your own marriage. If you are nasty to MIL or say bad things about her, it will sure backfire at you coz she is the mother of the man you have married. Why rock the boat of your marriage, just for someone who is being mean and nasty to you?
2. MILs help with raising the kids. In this age of crime and perverts, can you breally trust your kids with anyone when you are not at home? Only family! This is where your MIL can be a great support to you if you are a working mom.
3. She can actually be a friend. Once you both overcome your insecurities about the common man in your lives, you can get along well and become friends indeed! This is the friend you can discuss the most personal of your problems, because she is family!