I really just don't know what to do. Right now we are living with my in-laws becuase of the economy and cannot find a place right now. We are looking to move out and only plan to stay until the end of the holiday season. We have only been at the house for about 3 weeks going on 4. My MIL is a drinker and when she drinks she gets meanand has said alot of mean things while my hubby and I dated, were engaged, and right before the wedding. She has made it clear she doesn't like me. Well, this past Sunday was the worst. There were dishes in the sink and while she has told us not to touches anything my hubby and I didn't dare disturb her cleaning ritual. I was on the computer looking over an essay for one of my students. she yells for my hubby, FIL and I to meet he rin the kitchen. We thought something happened with my hubby and my dog. Then she started yelling on how my hubby and I do not pick up after ourselves (lie) and she is 60 (lie) and has serious health issues (I mean she has some health problems, but not huge issues so half lie) , she is retired and has a house to keep (true to the retirement and lie on the house to keep) and that she doesn't have time to pick up after us and take care of our dog. I wou;dn't have had a problem if she had talked to my hubby or I in private, but it's like she's trying to be a maryter here and that she had to annouce to the world what we have done wrong. I must say I was beyond furious and I was shaking. After her tyraid I told my hubby to bring the dog's stuff to the room and that she no longer will take care of our dog and walked out saying I am done with this. Now, almost a week later, my MIL will not talk to me or be in the same room with me. She told my hubby that I am cut from her life until I come to her and apologize for my actions and want to have a serious relationship with her. To be honest, I don't want a close relationship with her because she lies and tries to play victim, even when she isn't; however, I want to do something for my hubby and future children (none in the oven yet). Also, I know that her relationship with any future DIL's (hubby has 2 older brothers) are going to be better than what I have with her becuase I am the first and I "took" her baby from her. What should I do? I am in a real pickle.