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Daughter in Law

Dr. Laura Is Wrong: Mother-in-Laws Are No Queens

Melissa Charles | Posted 03.30.2015 | Weddings
Melissa Charles

First of all, everyone involved is an adult. This makes them peers. No longer is the parent-child dynamic in play... or at least, it shouldn't be. Adults are presumed to be independent, capable of decision-making, and no longer in need of active, hands-on parenting.

The 6 Most Popular Mother-In-Law Names

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 11.28.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com We polled Facebook, and found that your kids-by-marriage generally stick to one of six categories—for better or wor...

My Phantom Daughter-in-Law

Amy Barr | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Amy Barr

The transition from full time advisor to mind-your-own-beeswax bystander feels pretty jarring. After all, the role of daughter-in-law is a big position that someone will ultimately play in our lives.

Letter to My Future Daughters-in-Law

Sarah Smiley | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

Lindell wants your name to be Buckachewy. Yes, Buckachewy. And he plans to use that nickname if it isn't. I hope you don't mind living with an invisible robot named Bob. Bob has been Lindell's imaginary friend since he was 3. You will need to set a place at the table for him. Sorry.

What Is Going On With Your Husband? It May Surprise You!

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

If you think about your husband for a minute, you can see he is in a precarious situation. He loves his parents because, well... they are his parents; but he loves you because you are you and you make him feel loved in a way no else has done.

The #1 Rule All In-Laws Need To Know

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 04.18.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Laura* and her mother-in-law talk openly about private matters and nothing is off limits—not even sex. They vent to...

Shut Out? Here's How to Get Back Into Your Son and Daughter-in-Law's Lives

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Women
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Regardless of how it happened, you haven't seen your son, grandchildren or your daughter-in-law in weeks, months, maybe even years. You've called, emailed, and texted. You've tried everything you can think of to turn things around, but nothing changes -- except that their anger towards you seems to be growing.

"Princely Postcard"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It would not be classic British understatement to say that Prince Charles and I have a lot in common. For one thing, as my wife, Sue...

What to Say If You Don't Like Your Child's Partner

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 12.11.2013 | Parents
Abby Rodman, LICSW

We can't control with whom our children choose to partner. But we're their parents and we want the best for them. We've lived long enough to recognize relationship red flags.

9 Arguments You Should Never Have With Your Daughter-In-Law

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Bev Beckham | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It’s taken me 10 years and three grandchildren to finally get it. A man leaves his parents and his wife becomes his...

"The Prince and the Poppie"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Prince Charles Clarence House London SW1A 1BA United Kingdom Sir: From one new grandpa to another, I am writing to congratulate you...

Why It's Hard To Get Along With Your In-Laws

Posted 05.22.2013 | Weddings

New research confirms what many new wives have long known: relationships between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law are really stressful. Sylvia L...

Dear Future Daughter-in-Law

Kristin Shaw | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

I will love you as my own daughter, if you will let me. If you're close to your mom, I am not going to try to replace her; you don't need two moms. You might, however, be interested in having a mother-in-law who might be a friend. All you have to do is ask.

5 Tips For Dealing With Your New Mother-In-Law

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

You would love to continue basking in the afterglow of your wedding day (who wouldn't?), but reality is setting in: you now have a new extended family to consider, and that includes a mother-in-law.

3 Ways To Keep Your Mother-In-Law From Ruining Your Marriage

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2013 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

It seems to keep happening -- arguments with your husband about his mother. He just doesn't get why his mother is such a problem.

Got In-Laws? Get a Game Plan!

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Reading a person's body language, listening to what they say to one another and how they say it and noticing who is talking to whom about what can give good information about them and their relationships.

How To Handle A Daughter-In-Law You Hate

Ann Blumenthal Jacobs | Posted 12.11.2012 | Weddings
Ann Blumenthal Jacobs

Your son is in love and marrying the girl of his dreams so... what do you do if she is the girl of your nightmares? We'd love to tell you that all sons marry women their mothers love as much as they do but honestly, that just wouldn't be true.

Mother-in-Law or Mother-in-Love?

Lissa Coffey | Posted 01.16.2012 | Weddings
Lissa Coffey

You've found the man of your dreams -- but is his mother turning your life into a nightmare?

Why Are Daughters-In-Law Always The 'Victims'?

Third Age | Posted 12.05.2011 | Fifty

There's an old chestnut that goes "The difference between in-laws and outlaws is that outlaws are wanted." Ouch! Well, at least mothers-in-law aren't ...

Keeping Peace With the Daughter-in-Law From Hell

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.28.2011 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

There are compelling reasons to keep the peace with a DIL. QUESTION Hi Irene, My son and daughter-in-law bought a sailboat and put it in a lake hal...

When Are Mother-in Laws Going to Learn?

Catherine Hickem, L.C.S.W | Posted 09.05.2011 | Women
Catherine Hickem, L.C.S.W

When a mother-in-law forces her son to choose between his fiancé or wife over his mother, she is always going to lose.