I am still quite disgruntled from the last couple of days. Some at my mother-in-law, who is oblivious to doing anything wrong, and some towards my husband, who has continued to force the issue of this relationship. Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationships are tricky beasts. I want to love her like my mother, and I want to be treated like a daughter, but my problem is I married the favorite son, and I cannot live up the standards of what it is to be the favorite son’s wife. I’m viewed as the competition for her son’s affection. What’s even more disgruntling is my husband’s refusal to see that his parents do anything wrong, or that he JADEs everything they do—Justify, Argue, Defend, and Explain. My husband’s parents are never held accountable for their actions, they are never called on the things they do, and as a daughter-in-law, I’m expected to be crapped on, and take it, because I would do nice things for my family. Well, that’s because my family treats me well. Sometimes they are a little bit annoying and irritating, that’s what families are. I am just left asking myself, why should I do something nice for someone, when I never get treated nicely in return? I always feel like I walk away being taken advantage of, and then my husband wonders why I hate his family. I don’t hate them; I just don’t want to be around people who I feel take advantage of me.