- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
So my DH doesnt have the best relationship with his family. They have kinda grown apart over the years – even before I came into the picture. My MIL runs the show in her family, and I’m under the impression that she thinks I run the show now that I married her son. So basically I feel like the ball is in my court to improve our relationship and her relationship with her son – and looking for ways to do this.
My MIL in very nice. We’ve never had any fights or conflicts. One time when her and her son (my DH) were not talking – she tried to blame it on me. But besides that nothing really bad has happened. She just seems to be detached from me and my DH – and focusing completely on my SIL. Going over my in-laws house is always very awkward. Conversations are forced, and we usually have the same converstion over and over again. I feel like she isn’t really listening to me.
What can I do to make this relationship better and to get rid of the awkwardness?