Mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law seem to be the targets of comedy and melodrama. I know of daughters-in-law who so control their husbands that they not allowed to participate in family events. Others complain that their husbands didn’t learn anything at home because their mothers-in-law didn’t teach them to care for themselves. I’m sure these instances are real.
I am a mother-in-law with two wonderful daughters-in-law. Both of them love their spouses unequivocally. Both show respect to me. They visit my home and invite me to theirs. They share love by giving me their time whether it to chat, fix something in my home, or bring me a goodie they made.