Question: Dear Luise: My question is that is it only right for a mother in law to give gifts to her daughter in law she always remembers her son but when my bday comes or mothers day i get forgotten.Ive been with my husband for 16years and married for 7yrs.My husband doesnt see that it makes me feel bad and says that a gift is only a gift its become an issue so since he made that comment about a gift only being a gift her bday came around and i said we are not buying her anything i think maybe this way she will know what it feels like but my husband didnt like that it really bothered him know why would it not bother him when she forgets about his wife? S.
Answer: Dear S.: If that the worst thing your MIL ever does to you, I’d get down on my hands and knees and kiss her feet, if I were you. I’m only half-kidding. Please allow for her humanness and focus on her good points; one of which is she raised a marvelous son!
If you’d be interested, come on over to my Web-forum: www.WiseWomenUnite.com . You might find it rewarding to interact with other MILs and DILs. Blessings, Luise