24 Hour, 7 Day a Week Torture
I live with my mother in law and she manipulates and controls our lives. Supposedly out of love and concern for us. She has called me a bad mother, wife, man hating feminist, and a parasite. While my husband says nothing except "why can't you be nice to my mum". Emotionally manipulative blackmailer who controls others by making them feel guilty. She has such a desperate desire to be needed that she will stick her nose in so far she can't get it out again. I recently went on a vacation to visit family overseas and while I was away she treated my son and husband like kings of the castle. They did nothing so gained no appreciation for what I actually do. This is despite me asking her not to look after them - this was a bad thing to ask for as it was interpretated as me wanting them to suffer. I could go on for hours about the sulking silences, door slamming, note writing and general martyr behaviour but I won't as talking constantly about someone I hate and who hates me is toxic.