Don't even THINK about feeling bad. Vent all you like/want/need to.<quoted text>
As my husband's cousin said today, we know that things are getting back to "normal" if he has started complaining :)
I also feel bad that I vent to you guys so often. I am sympathetic to the fact that she just lost her husband and I am trying not to say anything to upset her (even if I think she's a bit too sensitive). That's why I turn to you.
She actually asked me to help her draft a thank you note to the owner of the grocery stores who has known the family for years and paid for the luncheon after the funeral. That was very nice of her and I'm a little humbled by her request. She thinks very highly of this man and I will say that I'm lucky to have a MIL who treats me like a daughter.