I was hoping for some feedback. I'm wondering how to respond to my MIL. I make jewelry and made her some earrings and she gave a couple of them away to someone who was visiting her. She messaged me saying "I hope you don't mind, etc". She's not a mean person but she does stupid things like this and doesn't understand how she alienates people. Last year my husband was deployed and I realized she was having a tough time so I sent her a long, very private letter about how I was dealing with him being gone and tips to help her cope. Then she sent the email without my knowledge to all of her siblings and my brother-in-law, which of course mortified me. How do you explain to someone that what they did is hurtful. I'm afraid it may be futile since my husband says she does this over and over and he's long given up trying to explain things since she doesn't listen and she goes and does what she wants anyway. I don't know how to explain it, but she doesn't seem to have a sense of privacy or self I guess. I give her something, she wants to continue giving, yet it's to people I don't know (the letter, the jewelry, and other small things). So do I ignore it and just don't give her any more jewlery ever again, do I say something to her, and how?