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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 12.05.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.20.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | 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 08.02.2014 | 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...

The In-Law Chronicles: Blue Balls, Third Base & The Christmas Beaver

Steve Belanger | Posted 04.16.2014 | Comedy
Steve Belanger

I am very happily married, I have several jobs that I love, I have two small children that I adore, and I don't have any credit card debt. Life doesn'...

The Louise Log Season 3: Seen in a Different Light

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.14.2014 | Comedy
Marcel Hidalgo

Louise has a new hairstyle and a new hair color. She is now a blonde. And her once straight hair is now curly, pulled away from her face. She we...

What Really Happens When We Are Around the Table?

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 05.27.2014 | Home
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Because food can exclude or include people, it is also a way in which new people and cultures can be incorporated in our celebrations.

Try These 5 Steps to Improving Relations With Your Future Family-in-Law Before the Big Day

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.14.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

You do not have to love hanging out with your future mother in law, and it's also okay to think your future sister in law is a piece of trash. But you should make the decision YOURSELF as to whether you love your fiancé enough to tolerate the baggage.

'My In-Laws Think He Can Do Better'

Posted 02.07.2014 | Weddings

Written by Anonymous Bride for Bridal Guide I come from a family that isn't what you would call close. We all keep to ourselves and we only meet up...

Weary of Mother-in-law's Constant Criticism

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

I firmly believe that when we stop pushing back against people who come at us with unwanted advice and criticism, their behavior simply loses its impact. Often, the offensive behavior -- no longer evoking a reaction -- begins to lessen.

Interfaith Weddings

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 03.16.2014 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

The minister at a beautiful outdoor wedding I attended last month wore a shawl with symbols of numerous faiths. The person sitting next to me whispered in my ear, "That woman has found a growing industry."