Hi Friends, Although my MIL a cooperative & nice woman but she is irritating and annoying too with her ideas on life and people. After 1 year of my marriage, I have learnt to ignore her irrelevant talks now. But there have been instances when she was nagging us and was grumpy in her ways (with me & my hubby) due to which i find it difficult to be friends with her (due to her ideas to as our view points differ - I have given a post b4 in forum asking how to make her understand my view and followed the advice which is working ). I am although polite and friendly, still she feels I don't treat our house as my own and maintain distance with the family (she expects me to behave as if she my mom and I am her daughter) and she starts complaining about this (I do maintain emotional distance with her coz I find my MIL nagging and annoying). She is supportive of my career and is caring too but I still find it difficult to be amiable and friendly and I know that I have to be on good terms with her (as my poor DH suffers in the end). Please suggest me how should I do this (I know we can't be best friends but still I have be friendly with her) and how should I be friendly and amiable with her? Any suggestions? If I maintain emotional distance with her then how should I be amiable with her that she doesn't feel it?