Mothers-in-law are well known for being nosy, critical and extremely controlling. And of course most of the times, they are overbearing. Is this a cultural issue? Do mothers-in-law change depending on the country/region?
There are some countries where sons/daughters have to live with their parents after getting married. Sometimes this is very inconvenient. Mother-in-laws feel their privacy has been "invaded" and trouble begins for her sons/daughters-in-law.
Here are 7 signals that may help you to find out if your mother-in-law is "Toxic".
She is critical. She is always critizing others. She is always pointing out the flaws of other people.
She is jealous. She feels envy when something good happens to other people. She looks jealous when somebody talks about getting a nice present.
She makes it clear she doesn't like you. It is quite obvious when you are around. She doesn't smile and she stays quite.
She is negative. She never accepts the positive side of things. Everything is alwas wrong, bad.
She wants things done the way she says. She even gets angry when things are done different from what she said.
She is egotistical. She doesn't care about others. She only sees what is best for her, and just for her.
She is always right. Even when she gets exposed, she always dennies being wrong. She'd never admit she has made a mistake.