There are a lot of issues going on with my FMIL. One of the many is that she talks crap about me behind my back--about my age difference (compared to my FI), my personality of being very particular, etc to other friends and family of hers. It's upsetting because I'd like to not have anything to do with her, but no matter what she will have somewhat of a "presence" because she is my FI's mother. Have you ever had any situations like this? How have you handled this? What do you recommend I do--confront her or not stoop to her level?