"I feel like they tolerate me," she explained. "Like when you're burdened with something unpleasant and you cope with it."
Nice. That must make for some great holiday times. Add to this the fact her in-laws are French and don't speak much English and you probably have lots of family dinners that discuss things like weather. Actually weather would probably be too big of a challenge for non-speakers of a language, but I sure bet she knows how to ask for a bottle of wine. Or two or enough to get her into that kind of sleep that is the sleep of I don't want to deal with family. Now, in my house that goes on every night and we are actually related. Well, not my parents, I mean I don't think they are related although it would explain a whole lot if they were.
Well if I were her in-laws I would be super nice to her. I mean this is a woman who would probably buy them some great presents. It is not like thy have to kiss ass a lot. How often do they see each other? As it stands right now, for every holiday they are probably given a box set of Friends on DVD.