Some in-laws treat you like blood; others would have nothing to do with you if they weren’t legally bound to call you family. You try your best to be loved by them but in their eyes you’ll never measure up. You engage them in conversation, they pretend not to hear. You try to do something kind for them, they rebuff your offering. There is always tension or an ill vibe in the air because their love for you never flows freely. You feel duty-bound to be accepted but sometimes you just have to love yourself enough to quit!