Woman wonders how to have closer ties with her 2 daughters-in-law
DEAR ANNIE: I have two daughters-in-law who seem disrespectful to me. The first one only visits on Christmas Day. Yet she has no problem calling when she wants me to take her kids to a doctor’s appointment or pick them up from school. The other one does the same, but her excuse is that they are too busy to see me because they are spending time with her side of the family or they are having friends over.
I don’t want to waste any more of my time on people who have no other use for me, and this upsets my husband no end. But, Annie, it’s simply not fair. I am entitled to some respect. Why do these women think I owe them everything, but they never reciprocate?
— Mother-in-Law from Hell