What's your husband's take on it? No one has to go through emotional harassment like this to stay in a marriage. Such build up stress could cause serious health issues, including infertility. So your MIL may be causing this. Have an open talk with your H. Tell him what you feel, and how it all affect your sanity & health. Give him an option 1) To protect you from such abuse and injustice 2) To keep you away from such abuse and injustice If he chose to protect, he must fight against his mother and shut her bloody mouth. If he chose to keep you away from this abuse, he must let you stay back whenever he visits his family. This way, chances are very low to get abused. And if he doesn't wanna do anything, but expect you to adjust or go through the same pain... then it is time for you to stand up and put your foot down.