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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 04.14.2014 | 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 03.27.2014 | Food
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 03.14.2014 | 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."

10 Tips For Navigating The Holidays As A Blended Family

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 02.18.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

The Holiday season doesn't have to be a time of stress overload for stepfamilies.

Accepting These 3 Life Truths Will Bring You More Gratitude

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

You think the magical moments of your life will happen on big days, but they're usually more ordinary. The magic of connection, gratitude and love can show up at work, in nature, at dinner, even at the movies.

Thanksgiving 2013 -- Hemingway at Home

Neil McCarthy | Posted 01.28.2014 | Good News
Neil McCarthy

When I first met my mother-in-law, it was at a birthday party she was throwing for her oldest daughter, then turning thirty, who later became my wife. I remember thinking that my future wife's mother was very smart, very determined, and very pretty.

Ask Michael Cohen: How to Behave at the Thanksgiving Table

Michael Cohen | Posted 01.26.2014 | Style
Michael Cohen

This Thanksgiving I am heading to my in-laws and I am dreading what is coming my way. Not only do we have plans to spend the holiday with them, but the entire weekend.

Texts Between Bride And Her Future MIL Show Us What Family Is All About

Posted 11.08.2013 | Weddings

It's hard to believe, we know, but not all in-laws are a giant pain in the you-know-what. In fact, many of them are thoughtful, warm and loving pe...

13 Frightening Former In-Law Stories

Posted 10.30.2013 | Divorce

Halloween may be coming up, but if you ask us, the ghosts and ghouls associated with the holiday have nothing on a bad set of in-laws. Few things ...

How To Deal With A Difficult Mother-In-Law

Xochitl Gonzalez | Posted 11.18.2013 | Weddings
Xochitl Gonzalez

Remember, your relationship with your mother-in-law is one that is going to last a long, long time. The more you can do to make it blossom, the better! (

The Smother-In-Law: Standing Up for Your Health and Food Choices

Carlene Thomas R.D., L.D. | Posted 11.09.2013 | Weddings
Carlene Thomas R.D., L.D.

There are times we feel smothered by another person's food and health philosophy, or we may even be guilty of this ourselves. Marriage is about coming together with patience and love, but it should never mean feeling belittled for your health and positive body image efforts.

The 7 Biggest Grandparenting Myths

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com | Barbara Graham | Posted 08.16.2013 | Fifty

Columnist Barbara Graham puts conventional wisdom to the test Grandparenting: Myths vs. Reality Before joining the grandparent club, I listened ...

Sticks and Stones

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

You are the only person with the power to control yourself. Being you is more than just your favorite color or your favorite food, it's about becoming the person you are capable of being. Creating the real you can be a life-long journey.

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.

How to Botch an Elopement

Leslie Goshko | Posted 09.22.2013 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

My husband and I have been together for twelve years and married for nine years. Our parents have never met in person. Although, I do not count this as a negative. Everyone gets along sublimely and their phone conversation skills are superb.

Can Bad In-Laws Ruin A Good Marriage?

Posted 07.10.2013 | Divorce

Can a bad set of in-laws ruin an otherwise good marriage? On Monday, attorney Ini Ghidirmic shared his in-law horror story during a HuffPost Live s...

WATCH: My In-Laws Ruined My Marriage

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.09.2013 | Divorce

Ideally, newlyweds should have a great relationship with their new spouse's family. But some in-laws can be a nightmare, offering unsolicited advice o...

Moving Memories

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 08.27.2013 | Parents
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

It was the house in which my oldest son took his first steps, the house in which we brought home from the hospital two more newborn baby boys, and in which we celebrated all of their accomplishments and milestones.

17 Ways To Improve Your Relationship With Your In-Laws

Posted 06.19.2013 | Weddings

Wedding planning stress is only temporary, but dealing with your difficult in-laws is forever. Your spouse's parents may not be your absolute favo...

The Shocking Thing My Father-In-Law Said Before My Wedding

Posted 06.14.2013 | Divorce

Author Pam Evans reflected on her second wedding on HuffPost Live on Tuesday, and there were several aspects of the nuptials that she deemed "red flag...