Only respect in the absence of affection is mandatory in any sort of relationship it can make a better relationship ,feel and look much better. Even when you are unable to find anything in common between you two still give respect to her values, decisions etc. and beyond all trust her. GET TO KNOW HER You can get a golden chance to know your mother-in-law better by initiating friendly chat with her. Open up and talk about childhood, college days to know her heart and finally connect to her. FAMILY BONDING TIME Be prepared to give up special time with your family, plan out the year in special holiday and events, which holiday will you spend with whom. What days are especially important for your husband to be with the family. Your mother-in-law will appreciate this intentional approach. Be the first to arrange family gatherings and urge your husband to connect with mom a little more often, so mother-in-law will not feel that you’re taking her son away. TAKE HER ADVICE Your mother-in-law is also a woman, never forget that who better than her can advice you with years of experience on relationships, children, work or health, so seek her advice. MAKE HER FEEL SPECIAL Just an extra effort will change the energy between your relationship with mother-in-law. Wish her on her birthday and anniversary. As when people get older they don’t celebrate any of these, so she will love the special attention. HANGOUT TOGETHER Be it shopping or watching movie by opting to hangout together will only strengthen your bond. You might also plan 2 days trip out for vacation as taking the relationship one step closer. DO NOT COMPETE WITH HER Never bring ego in between your relationship, you two have separate roles to play. Never try to out do her efforts, if she is good at doing something or tries to do something take it as a blessing.