Friend or foe, How Evil Is Your Mother-In-Law? Take our quiz to find out! 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.