Hi, I am married for an year. Ours is a love marriage. My prob is that I have a MIL, who expects me to be ideal bahu!Witsend And my hubby who is a loving and caring hubby otherwise, at times turns into a mama's boy expecting me to be perfect bahu! I get really bugged when he starts giving me instructions on how should I do things so that my MIL loves me more (not that I don't listen to her and do things she wishes) and that I have a great image b4 my SIL and BIL (SIL is married and stays 4km away). He always expects me to go pout of my way to help my SIL & BIL, so that MIL becomes happy that I am treating my hubby's family as my own and that I am so considerate abt my SIL & BIL (I don't dislike them and tend to be good, but I can't go out of way to please them!) Most of the times if we plan to go out, he wants to involve them and will say that I (me) wants them to come along but when I don't want them around! (I need my own space, I wanna be on my own), and then will praise me b4 my MIL!! And my MIL gives me instructions saying, "well done! next time do this or may be u can do that..blah blah" :rant If I get angry at my hubby, he says he is doing it to create a good image of mine in his family! I feel like telling him tht I give a damn!!!! I do what I can and I can't pretend to be always so nice and good!! I need a break from my office on weekends, I can't act on ur expectations!! I really resent him that time n we end up fighting. I have started resenting him nowadays which I don't wanna do..please help..