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Daughters in Law

Do Mothers-in-Law Deserve a Punch in the Face?

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 07.09.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

After all the admonishments about how mothers-in-law should behave, it's my duty to offer some tidbits in exchange. Here are my suggestions for how to be the daughter-in-law who doesn't deserve to be punched in the face.

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.

Is Your Son Pulling Away? Get the Real Reasons He May Be Doing So

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

it may feel as though your daughter-in-law is the cause for your son's distant with you, it is important to look beyond the surface. Taking a heartfelt look at some of these other reasons will help you with what may really be going on.

The MIL/DIL Competition: It's Not What You Think

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

This relationship -- like no other -- really needs to find that delicate balance because it's extremely fragile. One wrong look, one inconsiderate behavior, or one off-putting remark from your MIL or DIL can change how you feel about each other forever.

Passive-Aggressive In-Laws: How to Beat Them at Their Own Game

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2013 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Do you have a mother-in-law or a daughter-in-law who says she is "fine" or who says nothing at all, but then starts in with obvious pouts, loud, heavy sighs and those undermining "accidental" oversights? No matter what she says or doesn't say, her actions are screaming the real truth: She is not happy with you.

What Do Mothers-In-Law Fear Most?

Ellen Breslau | Posted 10.09.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Breslau

I'm not suggesting that all mothers- and daughters-in-law have terrible relationships... But the relationship between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law is like no other that we experience, especially when grandchildren are involved.

Moms of Boys Are Jealous Shrews, So Here's a Contract for Your Son's Future Wife

Jenny Isenman | Posted 08.01.2013 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

The moment you bring a baby boy into the world, you start to wonder when he's going to leave you. That's right. You know that one day he'll leave you for another woman.

Mothers-In-Law Vs. Daughters-In-Law

ThirdAge | Posted 01.08.2012 | Fifty

There are millions of mother-in-law jokes around, but how do these supposedly terrifying figures feel about their daughters-in-law? Actually, they see...