Let me start off by saying that I do not have a good relationship with my in-laws. I can't stand them. There are so many issues with the in laws...and MIL sits back and lets it all happen. She complains that she never gets to see us, yet she never wants to listen to DH when he tries to express his feeings over different family issues. MIL and FIL treat DH like a child, even though he's 28 years old, successful, married, and has lived on his own for years. They expect him to stop by their house at least once a week and they always have some task for him to do. They have no respect for him as an adult. MIL does not understand why we don't want to spend time with her. MIL says "I love you" but the feeling is not mutual. She has never said it directly to me; she says "I love you guys" to me and DH. Today, she left a voicemail on my phone and said "I love you and I miss you" at the end. I'm nervous about what to do when she eventually says "I love you" to my face.
Has anyone else dealt with his situation? How did you handle it?