Why does it always work? I don’t see any daughter in laws cry so easily and then recover so easily. How do you DILs deal with it? I can never tell when my MIL is genuinely crying but all I know is she cries at the right time, people feel sorry for her and then will act like nothing happened. Not even any signs on the face that this woman was sobbing hysterically a few minutes ago. Yet when we DILs sob ( not in front of anyone maybe into our pillows)our eyes go red, cheeks swell and people know you’ve been sobbing the night before. Is it just about hiding our emotions better?does your mil behave the same? What do u do? I know not all mother in laws behave the same. But I know an aunty who is married to my mums brother. She told me all she has to do is cry and my uncles bends over backwards for her. I wish I could cry on the spot but I have too much self respect to do that.