I am in a tough situation and I'm not sure what to do. My mother-in-law has always been a challenge but now my husband's entire family stopped talking to us. About 6 months ago we built a home. It's nice and new, but nothing extravagant. Since then, the in-laws rarely talk to us. They are very negative, say that we won't be able to afford it, we're in over our heads. My husband's brothers are very nosey about how much money we make, etc. None of their business, but money is the most important to them. My MIL and FIL think that I am only nice to them because I want money. If I send a birthday card, it's because I want money. In fact, my BIL laughs when his friends lose their job or is in financial trouble. HIs entire family completely rips on my family. They are so negative. My family has never said anything bad about them. My family does not focus on money but are for the most part positive, and we're happy for each other when they get a raise at work, or buy a new house. It seems like my inlaws are jealous?? My sister-in-law (BIL wife)never speaks to me either. Now, our kids are young and we have birthday parties, baptisms, etc., coming up and I don't want to invite my in-laws, but am I obligated to since they are family?