Hi! I posted last Tuesday about issues with my MIL, you may remember (I don't expect you to!). I had called to apologize about a misunderstanding between the two of us, and she basically blasted me for everything she thought I'd done wrong over the last 5 years. (You may remember she said I caused her rheumatoid arthritis because she didn't sit in the front row at our son's Christening and this stressed her out. This is what I'm dealing with.)
I feel like an idiot, but it was a complete surprise to me she felt this way. She's odd, we aren't close, but (I thought) we always got along cordially ... obviously not.
Since MIL and I had that "conversation" my H and I have not talked to her. MIL has made no contact, and H & I needed some time to cool off. Finally my husband called his Dad on Saturday and said that the four of need to get together and figure this out. Especially because H & I are supposed to host Easter at our house for them on Sunday. We are meeting tonight.
Long story short - we don't know how she's going to approach tonight. I want us to have a nice, cordial relationship for my LO and my husband. Working this out is my first priority. That being said, I will not listen to her rip me apart again. I've already apologized many times for an incident that was a simple misunderstanding.
FWIW, my H is completely supportive of me - if anything I'm afraid he's going to start yelling quickly tonight, and that will make it worse.
How do I approach it if she's still "on the attack" tonight without coming off like a doormat or a witch? Any advice or experience appreciated. I'm hoping for the best, but expecting the worst.