I seem to recall a similar thread about meeting the mother in law and wondered if anyone actually DOES get on with their in-laws? My OHs mum is your typical matriarch and "speaks as she finds" so is usually quite rude and direct. I really like her and have a good laugh with her. She's generous and will always pick us up a little something when she's out and about (she lives away so we only see her once every few months). Previous MiL, however, need not reapply!!