I am a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding. She is having serious future mother-in-law issues. In fact, she postponed the wedding once already.
Now, as the wedding approaches for the second time and the final details are being made, tensions are running high. Her mother-in-law has dictated and changed the entire ceremony. When she does not get her way, she sulks, and then her husband steps in and admonishes the bride (publicly) for upsetting his wife. Future MIL makes subtle, snide remarks. Though the bride is my friend, making me biased, I honestly cannot understand why this mother-in-law is not jumping up and down with joy. My friend is amazing and anyone would be happy to welcome her into their family. (The groom is an only child)
The reason I am writing this post is because I need help. I am at my wit's end. The bride consistently comes ranting and crying, etc. to me about her future MIL's antics and I am out of advice, words, even gestures to try to calm and soothe her.
(Sometimes I am speechless because I cannot believe what this lady has said or done)
I am hoping someone can help me come up with words or something that I can use to comfort/assure my friend. I am heartsick for my friend. She loves her fiance so much and believes this is who she is meant to spend the rest of her life with. But, at what cost? By the way, her fiance is of very little help when it comes to dealing with this.
I am trying to be a friend, but I feel so inadequete. What can I do?