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You give your mother-in-law a gift that you find out later she already has. How does she react?
- Gratefully, she is glad I even thought of her
- She smiles then politely mentions that she has one just like it
- From the look on her face we can all tell she's disappointed
- Rudely, where’s the receipt so she can return it?
You see that your mother-in-law is calling. What does she want?
- Just to chat, it could be about anything
- To talk to my significant other
- To complain about something
- To ask for help with the yard work, for the third weekend in a row
- To make sure I am behaving
You’re hosting a party with friends that your mother-in-law doesn’t approve of, but you invite her anyway. What does she do?
- Comes just to support us
- Comes, but is rude to my friends
- Complains for weeks and doesn’t show up
- Makes other plans so she can avoid it
Your mother-in-law plans a family vacation on the same day as your anniversary. When you explain the situation, she…
- Completely understands
- Says she understands, but is clearly upset
- Offers to reschedule the family vacation
- Asks me to reschedule my anniversary plans
- Says I'm selfish
You've been sick for the past week when your mother-in-law decides to come by. Your house is a wreck. What does she do?
- Doesn't notice the mess, but doesn't notice I'm sick either
- Starts cleaning for me
- Drops off some homemade soup
- Shakes her head and tells me to get to work
When asked about their mother, your significant other would say:
- She has a heart of gold
- She means well, but it doesn't always come off that way
- She's not to be trusted
You're out to dinner with your mother-in-law and she...
- Respects me for paying my own bill
- Doesn't pay for my meal but pays for everyone else
- Pays for my meal but expects something in return
- Pays for my meal simply out of kindness
You've had a rough few weeks when your mother in-law walks in on you feeling emotional. She...
- Is a perfect shoulder to cry on
- Pretends like she didn't see me
- Asks me what's wrong, so she can gossip about me later
- Tells me to quit crying, it makes me look ugly
You feel that you've had a great conversation with your mother-in-law but later discover that you said something that offended her. How often does this happen?
- Not often, if I upset her, she tells me and we work it out
- Never, she isn't easily offended
- Quite a bit around the holidays
- Every time we talk
When it comes to acting her age, your mother-in-law is like a...
- High school drama queen
- College party animal
- Friend often, but a parent always
- Hypochondriac with one foot already in the grave