I LOATHE my MIL and I have been struggling to find coping mechanisms. She is "bipolar" and I use quotations because her behavior doesn't wuLify as bipolar, she's simply a terrible person. She has, on more than one occasion, told my husband lies about me to cause problems, fell through last minute to help me because I was giving birth to my son, had a 2 year old while my husband was deployed and she is the most self centered inconsiderate person I've ever met. My husband demands a relationship with his father and she's part of the package because she is in complete control of her husband, my FIL. They're around every 6-8 weeks and stay with us for the weekend. I don't know how much longer I can take this.