Ask Amy: Mother-in-law wonders what she’s done wrong
Dear Amy: I am troubled.
I have been giving – really extending – the benefit of the doubt to “Jan,” my daughter-in-law, for some time.
I see my son and Jan a couple of times a year, when I visit their city.
I get a hotel room willingly and without question. I am friendly and supportive, I compliment her sincerely, and I find positive, non-controversial things to talk about.
She just doesn't seem to like me – or my visits – and it clearly hurts and upsets my son.
She is openly impatient with him and absolutely cold to me.
I can do nothing right. It would be nice if we could be friends, but if that's too much I would be OK with being simply polite.
I am bewildered and hurt for my son.
I know that he is courteous and welcoming to her parents.
I don't know what I have done, if anything.