Mothers-in-law tend to get a bad rap. Pop culture and comedians portray them as overbearing, critical and hostile, with women like Marie Borone of “Everybody Loves Raymond” making up the norm rather than the exception. In 2005 there was even a popular movie called “Monster-In-Law,” but how much truth is there to mother-in-law stereotypes?
While mothers-in-law may be hard to deal with at times, their intentions are often pure. They spoil the grandkids because they love them. They are argumentative because they want the best for your family. They’re domineering because they want to be a constant and important presence in your life.
This woman didn’t find out how much her mother-in-law meant to her until after she was gone. The letter she writes to her after she passes away is truly touching.