I know this is not the right place to discuss this matter. However, I am sure many of you have at one point or the other felt the good qualities of your otherwise bad MILs (I know some of your MILs were gems - pardon me). What are they? I am sharing mine: She is extremely hard-working. Works like a Buffalo, and thinks she is a supper woman. But the end result is... an ever ready hot meals, neat & tidy house, happy children and what not. She is extremely social type. Never hold the grudges or at least pretends so. Therefore she has plenty of friends and some have become as much as close as her relatives. Although she lives in a country which is not her home/native, she has a big circle of people who wants her. She hurts every other person she meets with, but then she also takes the initiative to patch up, complement and also be polite the next time. Extremely confident This woman studied only upto grade 11. Her circle has many graduates and PHDs. Even then she leads, and never ever felt otherwise. I like it. How about yours?