A mother in law can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your specific situation and the relationship that you have with this individual. Many mother in law quotes discuss the drawbacks of having the mother of your spouse in your life, but there are others who talk about all of the love and the benefits that a mother in law can give. You should value the opinion of your mother in law and be thankful that she raised your` spouse to be the person that you love. Sometimes a mother in law may meddle but this is usually because they care and not out of a desire to interfere in your relationship. If you are polite and respectful then you will not give your mother in law a reason to doubt that you have her child's best interests at heart.