My MIL is a huge Debbie Downer. Everything bad happens to her and only her. She's always sad and depressed. YES, DH and I have tried to get her help and she refuses.
She starts talking about all her problems around my young kids (not even DH and I do that) and starts crying in front of them. I talked to her again (in a polite way) about it and she didn't like it, even though I thought we had a good conversation.
So of course she ran to my DH to complain about what I said, but he already knew because I told him. He told her that if she has a problem with me to come tell me about it.
She has yet to come talk to me. It's been several weeks and nothing. Just the cold shoulder. And she keeps acting how she acts and every time my DH goes to visit her or talks to her on the phone it's just to dump all her problems onto him. He comes home sad, stressed, worried about her. I don't know why she refuses to get help and doesn't even notice what affect she's having on her only child. I wish he would come home happy and having had a good time with his mom.
I don't know what to do anymore. I'm just going to have to sit down and tell her what affect she's having on everyone ELSE around her and demand she get help.