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4 Rules Every Mother-In-Law Needs To Know

Debbie Slevin | Posted 01.23.2016 | Fifty
Debbie Slevin

I would like to think I am a pretty good mother-in-law. My two married sons think so. As do their wives. But I didn't get to this place easily. There aren't any books or websites that I've found that provide a fail-proof formula. I would like to say I learned how to do it the hard way.

How to Survive Your In-Laws During the Holidays

Psyched in San Francisco | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Psyched in San Francisco

If you are able to set aside your frustration in order to support your partner in his family vortex, he'll be prepared to do the same for you. This holiday season, commit to being flexible, grounded and prepared. You'll be surprised at how fun partying with the in-laws may actually be!

Everything You Need To Know About Holiday Travel Stress

Yahoo Travel | Posted 12.21.2015 | Travel
Yahoo Travel

This time of year, Airports are clogged, traffic is a nightmare, and rates for everything increase dramatically. Add to that the recent threat of terrorism around the globe, and the idea of a vacation can seem almost overwhelming. We're here to help.

15 Gifts Your In-Laws Will Probably Love More Than You, Sorry

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 12.21.2015 | Weddings

  Also on HuffPost: You may also like: 24 Thoughtful Personalized Gifts Anyone Would Love 26 Gifts For Anyone Who Loves Stationery 22 Hilario...

10 Presents for Kids and the Passive Aggressive Messages Intended for You

Chris Cate | Posted 12.19.2015 | Parents
Chris Cate

I always appreciate it when someone buying presents for my kids asks for suggestions. It makes it less likely I'll be embarrassed by a child who isn't capable of faking a smile when they unwrap a pair of socks or a toy they already own because having two of something is the end of the world.

Ex-Cop Confronts Mother-in-Law Who Says He’s Using PTSD As Excuse To Be Lazy

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 12.15.2015 | Dr. Phil

Robert spent 20 years on the police force until 2014, when he says an arrest-gone-wrong nearly took his life. Since then, he retired and has b...

5 Signs You're A Laid-Back Mother-In-Law

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.10.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Snippy comments or curt replies from a daughter-in-law typically prompt one of two things from a well-meaning mother-in-law: You...

Moms Present '12 Days Of In-Laws,' Because It's That Time Of Year Again

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.02.2015 | Parents

The holidays mean catching up and spending time with the family -- including your in-laws. Alisha Merrick and Eden Morris, the parody-loving m...

Staying Stress-Free During the Holidays

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Perhaps we should all reevaluate the true meaning of this time of the year and reintegrate a little fun into the holidays! Follow my seven simple steps to relieve stress and regain inner tranquility during your holiday season.

Finally, An Anthem About The Stress Of Hosting Your In-Laws For The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents

The holiday season can be a stressful time for parents. Between the decorating and the cooking and the gift-wrapping, to-do lists just keep ge...

10 Tips For Surviving Thanksgiving With Your In-Laws

Sean Grover | Posted 11.10.2015 | Weddings
Sean Grover

If you adore your in-laws and delight in their company, consider yourself one of the lucky ones and read no further. But if the thought of spending time with your partner's family has you activating your body armor and bracing for impact -- then this one's for you.

Son-In-Law's Plea To Have His Mother-In-Law Butt Out Of His Marriage

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.04.2015 | Dr. Phil

Adam is a married father of seven whose mother-in-law calls him abusive, controlling, disrespectful, rude, vulgar and selfish. Watch her story...

Why A Mother-In-Law And Son-In-Law Can't Stand Each Other

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.04.2015 | Dr. Phil

Plenty of people struggle with their relationship with in-laws ... but not quite like this. Marilyn claims her son-in-law, Adam, is an abusive...

Is Your Daughter-in-Law Bullying You?

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2015 | Fifty
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

For example -- a daughter-in-law can bully her mother-in-law. For some of you this may be hard to imagine, but for others you know this only too well. A daughter-in-law can bully by.

How An Introvert Can Stand Up To Pushy In-Laws

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com Dear Sophia, My husband’s large family has difficulty accepting me for who I am. I’m quieter ...

4 Things That Have Changed Since I Got Married

Brent Stoller | Posted 10.07.2015 | Weddings
Brent Stoller

Emily and I have now been married for five months, and there is a difference. It's subtle, but I can feel it. I can feel it in how I view her, and I can feel it in how I view myself. Daily life still plays out as it did before, but it's now grounded in a singular, permanent foundation.

The Simplest Way To Deal With An Overbearing Mother-in-Law

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 10.07.2015 | OWN

Dear Lisa, My mother-in-law has a habit of inviting herself over...constantly. When I say, "Today isn't convenient; please come tomorrow ins...

Parents Say There's One Thing Worse Than Having Son Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 10.02.2015 | Dr. Phil

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How to Deal With Parents Or In-Laws That Don't Respect You

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

In counseling, many adult clients come in struggling to connect to their parents. They feel that their parents do not respect them, as I discuss here, and don't treat them as valuable, worthwhile people, or continually infringe upon their personal boundaries.

Dear Family Whisperer: Grandma, Compromise Is Out of the Question!

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.21.2015 | Fifty
Melinda Blau

"Speaking of class differences..." began the distraught 60-something woman whom I'll call Elizabeth (in honor of the Queen). As she put down her glass of wine, she launched into a several-minute tirade about her daughter-in-law's decision to pierce the baby's ears. In her mind, it was not "right."

Why You Clash With Your Mother-in-Law and What to Do About It

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

When you're experiencing challenges with your in-laws, step back and take a long view of the struggles. Most kids benefit from as much love as they can get, even if it doesn't look and feel exactly the same between the parents and the grandparents. Speak up when you need to... but step back and let go when you can.

Why Every Parent Of A Daughter Deserves Special Recognition

Yagana Shah | Posted 08.26.2015 | Fifty
Yagana Shah

When a child is born, parents think they are getting a gift. Little do they know that they'll inevitably lose us at some point, in one way or another. Some parents end up estranged from their children. But for parents of daughters, that little girl they cradled in their arms eventually leaves home.

3 Unbelievable Stories Of Mothers Of The Groom Behaving Badly

BRIDES | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

It's hard to be the mother of the groom. I've met some horrible, awful, really bad mothers of the groom at weddings over the years. Here are three of my favorite examples

5 Ways to Reduce In-Law Related Anxiety

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 08.05.2015 | Women
Erris Langer Klapper

I've dipped my big toe into this risky topic pool once before, and am now ready to take the full plunge. Here are five coping mechanisms I've developed, which I'm still laboriously practicing and pledging in writing to continue to rehearse

Eight Hints for Keeping Peace at Your Wedding

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 06.12.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Whose wedding is this anyway? Yours? Yes! Your financé's? Yes. But many others lay claim to the event.Your own parents may see it as their graduation party. Your grandparents may see it as the culmination of their life's work. Your siblings may want to make you queen for a day or share the limelight.