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6 Things You Do That Drive Your Grown Kids Crazy

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 05.05.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Your kids are grown and have kids of their own. You talk to them on the phone, visit and spend time with them. Sounds...

A Thank You To The Ex-Mother-In-Law Who Didn't Like Me

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 04.29.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

I figured there would be comments left and right about me, the terrible mother and person. "My daughter would end up not liking me," I thought, letting the worst thoughts run through my head. How could this go well? Guess what... It did.

'Keep My Ex-Daughter-In-Law Away From My Family'

Posted 05.01.2015 | Dr. Phil

Thelma says her ex-daughter-in-law Kim is a "wicked, evil, horrible person,” and she wants her to stay away from her family. "Kim has totally destro...

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.

This Will Make You Think Twice Before You Complain To Your Mom About Your Husband

Posted 01.21.2015 | Dr. Phil

Sarah says her parents, Bill and Laura, don't approve of her pastor husband of eight years, Jason, and won’t stop meddling in her marriage. “My pa...

8 Signs Your Child Picked A Good Spouse

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 01.16.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com “What does she see in him?” you ask yourself about your daughter’s husband who laughs like a hyena. “I tho...

Gayer Times With the In-Laws... Next Year!

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Why is it so tricky to be with your lover and her family? Why is it so hard to bring her home to yours? And why does this happen every single year sans fail?

12 Women Reveal The Craziest Thing Their Mother-In-Law Has Told Them

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.14.2014 | Divorce

Think your current (or ex) in-laws are terrible people? It could be much, much worse. On Wednesday, Redditors on the Ask Women board commiserated ...

How Butter and Sugar Got Me Through the Saddest Time In My Life

Erica Gelbard Callahan | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women
Erica Gelbard Callahan

I started baking -- and I didn't stop. Late at night when I couldn't sleep and during the day with my son, I'd turn to the kitchen. Baking took my mind off of the fact that my life felt completely yucky and funky.

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...

6 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To Your Mother-In-Law

BRIDES | Posted 01.22.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

Sometimes it seems that mother-in-laws were put on the planet for the sole purpose of driving brides crazy.

How to Manage Grandparents During the Holidays

Seleni Institute | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Seleni Institute

For many of us, the holiday season brings obligatory family time and interactions we'd rather avoid. Whether it's your mother-in-law sneaking cookies to your son after every meal or your father dishing out tough love to your daughter, our family members can do things we don't like -- and find difficult to manage.

'Do I Have to Invite My SIL to My Daughter's First Birthday Party?'

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Wendy Atterberry

Invite your SIL. Invite her and adjust your expectations. You know she will probably ignore you and your baby, so don't pay any attention to her. Let her stew in her own negativity while you focus on the positives, like your daughter and the other family and friends present to celebrate the special occasion.

9 In-Law Horror Stories That Somehow Didn't Result In Breakups

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.20.2014 | Divorce

With the exception of a lucky few, we all have a few in-law horror stories up our sleeves. Alas, none of ours could possibly compare to the ones below...

How To Deal With A Difficult Daughter-In-Law

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 10.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It happens all the time: mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law just can’t see eye to eye. You clash, you argue, you g...

10 Tips For Managing Your In-Laws

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

Tips for creating a peaceful relationship with your in-laws.

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.

Dear Family Whisperer: You Can't Go Home but You Can Grow Up -- Here's How

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

With grandparents staying active and healthy longer, many families are trying to figure out how to have stress-free three-generation gatherings.

Dear Family Whisperer: How to NOT Be 'The Bad Guy'

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.23.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Getting enough sleep and eating well are critical for your child's growth and development. However, a few sugary treats and the occasional late night won't compromise his health in the long run.

THIS Is How To Be A Mother-in-Law Extraordinaire

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 08.08.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

We are over the moon thrilled that our son and his beautiful girlfriend announced their engagement. If you are a parent and have had this experience, you must know how special it is. While we savor this exquisite moment in our lives, I have already started to ponder my new role as mother-in-law.

If Your Daughter-In-Law Is A Bully, Read This

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com When *Cathy’s two grandkids were little, Cathy was tapped to babysit—but only while her daughter-in-law’s paren...

You Won't Believe What People Are Blaming Their In-Laws For Now

Posted 06.03.2014 | Divorce

A bad set of in-laws can drive you to do a lot of things you wouldn't otherwise do: pretend you're sick so you can skip out on Thanksgiving dinner, pa...

Why So Many People Go Sideways When Death Visits A Family

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

There is another arena where 'armchair quarterbacks' also exist -- except this time, those who sit in the metaphorical armchairs have the ability and occasionally, the actual desire to wreak havoc, cause pain and outright destroy relationships.

Dear Family Whisperer: How Do I Deal With My MIL (Mother-in-Law)?

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

As you get to know each other, you'll find common ground, and it won't feel like you're on opposite sides. It will never be "perfect"--no relationship is. But if you work at the relationship, you just might learn from each other.

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...