What should one do if ones mother in law has not respect for one?

Question ID: 23813

Salaam Mufti
I am the second wife to my husband. His first wife moved away when she found out about me. My husband has three children from his first wife and he has one with me.
We currently reside with my inlaws.
I have a problem with my motherin-law because she constantly swears at me and tells me that i caused her sons wife to leave him. Because I am a Black women she treats me like a maid and calls me a B…ch constantly. She speaks to me very badly . My husband knows what happening but he does not say anything. How do I address this matter. My mother in law has no respect for any of her daughter in laws and has no care for her daughter in laws what is the ruling regarding the way a mother in law must treat her daughter in laws.

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Asked on August 15, 2010 12:00 am
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Ask earnestly your husband to solve this situation.
Best to live separately.
The mother-in-laws behaviour is not Islaamic.
Avoid confrontation.
Make Sabr and Duaa.
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Answered on August 15, 2010 12:00 am