When it comes to mother-in-laws, I hit the jackpot. I'm happy to say that we have a wonderful relationship and are both very clear on how the other person feels. But I have enough friends to know that this is not always a common occurrence. A number of the women in my worry that their mother-in-law is out to get them or just plain hates them. Even if you' deny it, however, it's possible that there are signs your mother-in-law secretly likes you that you're not picking up on.
It's hard to say why your mother-in-law would want to keep her positive feelings for a you a secret, but whatever her reasoning, deep down she really cares. Perhaps she doesn't want to feel like she's betraying her son by thinking you're more awesome than him, or maybe her mother-in-law was rotten to her and she's not sure how to treat a daughter-in-law. No matter the reasoning, she's probably been dropping hints that she actually likes you — you're just now picking up on her subtleties. If you look a little closer, you may notice these signs that your mother-in-law likes you and wants to be your best friend rather than a potential family foe.