Hi Friends, I need your advice as i am struck in a typical situation. I am married for 6 yrs , well settled abroad with a toddler and both of us are working. My MIL is a very typical woman, she is very orthodox and controlling. she tries to rule our life, if I am very strict with her, then only i can do something of my choice. Else it is her choice in every thing, ofcourse we dont stay in joint so it is not a day to day problem. MIL controls every thing right from the food we eat to never ending, including our maternal home visit timings. She always finds reasons for my husband visiting my home, she is super scared that he will become attached to my parents. She is very possessive. We are vexed with her behavior, my parents too frustated, my dad was depressed for a minute with her behaviour and said a word to her which is not very offensive, he meant that she is controlling me, she got furious and spoke very abusive language to my parents. I have agreed my parents mistake and apologized them by touching their feets and my parents came and apologized her personally. But her anger was so much , she used very abusive language including the destructions of my parents life. My dad did a mistake in spur of moment becoz our bad time, inspite of touching their feets and apologizing by me and my parents, i couldnt bear the abusive language she used on them. Esp i coukdnt hear my own parents destruction. She did many mistakes in past too , i have forgiven her and moved on, do my parents deserve such a big punishment for a 1 min sentence. We have not argued that we r right, we agreed our mistake, inspite of doing that she wishes their bad and used very unforgiving language and filthy. We all are highly educated professionals and even my inlaws too were working, but for them women is nothing. Do we deserve this? Esp my parents?