Navigating the sea of family dynamics can be tricky. Throw your partner's family into the mix, and it can makes things even more complicated. Mothers-in-law in particular can be difficult to deal with. Whether you have a "monster-in-law" or an angel of a mother-in-law, learning the signs that you and your mother-in-law will actually be OK can help you manage the testing times and focus on the good ones.
Of course, no family is perfect and even the sweetest of mothers-in-law can have their moments. It's normal for and relationship to ebb and flow, and just because you and your MIL go through rough patches doesn't mean there isn't a light at the end of the tunnel of your relationship.
If you can identify with any of these mother-in-law/daughter-in-law scenarios, then chances are the two of you will be just fine. Your MIL most likely isn't out to destroy your chances with her child, control your children, or ruin your life in general. She may have her own way of doing things, and the two of you may clash from time to time, but at the end of the day, you both love your partner and will find a way to make things work.