My mind has been disturbed a bit this past week thinking about a topic and how it should be approached. I would appreciate if you can share your opinions. Between in-laws, FIL is ok and a good man but MIL has a sharp tongue. She cannot be made happy no matter what(even if God tries to convince her). She has a big fat ego about everything and thinks her feelings are hurt by so and so etc. She never considers that others have feelings too and can be hurt too by her especially DIL. She treats DIL like crap and always thinks her daughter is suffering. Her daughter has the greatest ILs she could have asked for and she herself confirms that but ofcourse MIL can find all kinds of fault in those people as well. How should the DIL handle a woman like her. She constantly talks bad about the DIL with family members and they have now a opinon of the DIL even without knowing the truth. Ofcourse DIL comes from a family where such negativeness was unheard of. She feels bad for the MIL but wants to stay away from her since any good she does will not matter to the MIL. How should such woman be tackled? Why do MILs( not all MILs but some) think it is their birth right to talk to and treat DIL badly?