DH and I have been married for 7 months. We have dated since we were 16 so we have been together for 5 years. Do MIL ever get out of your business and just accept you?
DH Cousin stayed with us at our home for a little over a month right before our wedding(was not my choice, DH did it without talking to me first) . It didn't last long because he could not respect DH and I relationship(told me that I had no say-so in my own home) So he moved in with my MIL. Becasue I didn't trust him, I asked DH not to bring him to our house. With all that had gone on, DH understood. Well, long story short, MIL got wind of it from cousin and MIL told DH he needed to handle me and that anyone in "their" family should be welcome at "his"(not Our) house. I held my tongue and since then MIL and I relationship has been very strained and at family gatherings, I am secluded from the rest of the family so I feel like they have all talked about situation and hate me for it. MIL and FIL do not come over to our house but see my DH sometimes when I am at work and he isn't.(she has even tried to get him to eat supper there instead of with me) I just feel like just because I don't like Cousin that she doesn't like me anymore. All that I did was protect my marriage and ourselves by asking DH not to bring cousin over. I have tried talking to DH and asked him to stand up for our marriage against his mother. Anyone with overbearing MIL issues? Has DH stood up for you and what did it take for him to finally do it?