Hi ladies, i am mother of a 9 month old baby. We live in UK and I get to manage household chores like making breakfast, lunch, dinner. I also developed Rheumatoid arthritis post delivery, although it's not too bad now, I am not yet back in normal health. Now I have an extremely manipulative MIL , it seems a fortune teller had predicted that she'd die suddenly of a heart attack and that her time is nearing. She keeps repeating this story to DH and I see him get really depressed and later striving to fulfill all her wishes. Due to this, my marital life has never been peaceful. At the moment, she wants me getting on skype everyday to see the baby. Once she gets on skype I have be online and show her the baby for minimum one hour . In addition to howling some nursery rhymes and singing some songs to the baby.. (it's more like howling than singing ) she keeps checking what I made for breakfast , if it's something traditional then she approves else if it's just a sandwich there's strong disapproval. Then she asks what I fed the baby, again if it's something non- traditional like mashed potatoes and pepper she tells me in a dominant tone to add salt.. She wants to be on skype everyday so that the baby doesn't forget her and she wants to ensure that the baby grows up as per wishes .. Now it seems like she is the mom and I'm keeping the baby on rent with me for sometime.. She also has been trying to get me to stop breastfeeding the baby ever since the child was just a month old.. I hate her interference and I also hate her to the core for other things that she has done in the past. I would like it best to maintain my distance . But now hubby is asking me to talk to my parents every alternate day and talk to his parents every other day !! Inspite of me explaining it to him ! I never wanna get into an argument with mil coz she has no limits or boundaries and is cheap. Her son is not aware of her true colors. When on skype I just try to remain quiet to keep the peace. Because it would look terrible if I were to say something to her and she would blow it out of proportion and convey that to her son and badmouth me to all their relatives. She can bring out tears to her advantage and fil is like a hand-in-glove with mil.. No support from him too.. What do you think is it still right to keep avoiding her calls when I'm so uncomfortable ?? What's your opinion ??