Our expert says:
How can we decide if anyone is being over-sensitive ? Maybe if they have chosen, among other plausible explanations for a situation, the one that hurts them most, without taking alternative explanations seriously ; and where concentrating on the hurt they are assuming, is painful to ehm and not at all helpful to them.
You don't mention what sort of relationship you otherwise have with them MIL, but presumably its not terrific, or you wouldn't have thought she was being neglectful or deliberately hurtful.
Maybe she just couldn't decide what to say ? Its a painful situation for you, but not one for which its easy for someone else to know what's best to say. I agree, though, that almost anything is better than saying nothing.
Maybe your husband could gently suggest to her that you experienced this as hurtful, and give her another chance to respond more appropriately ?
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