Jealous mother-in-laws are an epidemic. Many a woman – probably from the beginning of time – has griped about her MIL clinging to her son, not wanting to release her grip even a little. It’s almost as if you were both pulling the groom by opposite arms on the wedding day, and it hasn’t stopped. You can almost understand her desire to stay close to her baby (especially if you’re a mom yourself). But why does she have to treat you so badly?