May be we are not that kind of persons. Its not applicable to all. But chances are high. If not all these MIL issues would not have been there as these MILs faced the same when they were DIL. In many cases (DIL or any) victim becomes the abuser. Its a proven fact in many families. Recently also I came across that kind of news. For example those who are abused in childhood can become child abusers. So I believe all the abusers have a history as victim of abuse at some point in their life.Exceptions are there I agree.