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When You Are Bullied By Your Mother-in-Law

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

What happens when the bullying occurs in your own family? What happens when a mother-in-law bullies her daughter-in-law? Bullying comes in many different forms and is often displayed differently depending on the people involved and the relationship they have to one another.

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.

My Son and the Other Woman

Jaye Watson | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Jaye Watson

I don't like my son's wife. I don't like that he spends Christmas with her family. I don't like that he does whatever his wife wants. My son is 10 years old so, technically, there's no wife. But there will be, and I like to be prepared.

Dear Intrusive Mother-In-Law

Kyana Miner | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Kyana Miner

Your advice doesn't feel like help. It feels like control. You don't want our happiness. You want our obedience. You don't want us to be better parents. You want us to be complacent children. But guess what? We're going to do things and decide things that look CRAZY to you.

How to Be a Mother-in-Law

Inga | Posted 07.28.2015 | Fifty

My long-time motto, to which I have, alas, failed to adhere, has always been "A closed mouth gathers no feet." Unfortunately, letting an opinion go unvoiced is not my strong suit.

11 Things Mothers-In-Law Are Just Itching To Tell Their Daughters-In-Law

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.28.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

Ever read any books on how to be the best mother-in-law possible? There is one rule repeated in every single chapter: Keep Your Mouth Shut. So what would mothers-in-law like their daughters-in-law to know if by chance they didn't keep their mouths shut? I asked around.

10 Things Every Woman Wants Her Mother-In-Law To Know

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.11.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

Family unity and healthy interactions, who could possibly be against that? Not many! I've got two daughters-in-law who are precious to me and one more soon to be welcomed joyously into our family. I find myself always trying to be a well intentioned, non-meddling mother-in-law. Sometimes, I even succeed. Sometimes I don't.

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

It Ain't Easy Being an in-Law

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Any family relationship is complex, but in-law relationships are particularly difficult because they have the obligations and expectations of family without the benefits of intimacy, comfort, and support.

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

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 06.29.2015 | 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...

Legally Blind

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.12.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


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

Melissa Charles | Posted 05.30.2015 | 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.

Can Choosing to Eat More Mindfully Free Us From a Dieter's Mentality?

Gregg McBride | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Fact is, if we ate more mindfully, many of us wouldn't even need an actual diet plan to lose excess weight and feel better about ourselves and our bodies in the present moment.

Facing the Husband-Mother-in-Law Dilemma

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

First, understand that the issue is about you and your husband, not you and his mother. To change how you feel about this situation you must change your thinking. That said, see it as a positive thing that he has a strong relationship and values his mother -- it's not a competition.

When Your Biggest Rival Is The Other Grandmother

Honey Good | Posted 05.23.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

I came to realize, over time, that there was a place in our grandchildren's hearts for both of their grandmothers. She was a Bubbie and I was a Honey. There was no need to compete because we both came from love!

In the Eyes of the Beholder

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.08.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Die Laughing

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.01.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


How Long?

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Make No Mistake: This Chocolate Mistake Cake Is Awesome

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 04.13.2015 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

Every so often, my older son will listen to my husband and I hash out plans for the weekend and say sarcastically, 'Wow, I can't wait to get married.' And every time, I turn to him and say, 'Honey, marriage is love and logistics.'

To My Mother-In-Law: I Was Wrong

Tina Plantamura | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Tina Plantamura

I spent a lot of time wondering why you did all these things and how I could get you to ease up. I know grandmothers are supposed to "spoil the kids," then send them home, but you were... ridiculous. Until you were gone.

A Eulogy to My Mother-in-Law

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 04.05.2015 | Religion
Charles J. Alaimo

On the 4th anniversary of her passing, I've reflected on all the family moments we have missed her presence, but in some way we all know she is there.

On Humor

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.03.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

I once told my mother-in-law...

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 ...

The 6 Most Popular Mother-In-Law Names

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

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