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Mother in Law

The Weekend I Talked -- And the Kids Listened

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Falconer Newhall

You know your kids have turned into grown-ups when they listen to your advice. Mind you, I don't mean take your advice. I mean listen -- gently and kindly -- as you talk away about how you did things when you were their age. Or how you did things last week.

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.

5 Easy Ways To Improve In-Law Relations

Next Avenue | Linda Bernstein | Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein Tammy says her heart sank when her son, Leo, asked for the family diamond his grandmother had willed...

The 7 Words My Son Said That Broke My Heart

Carole Montgomery | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

I DIDN'T WANT TO STOP MOTHERING!!! I liked it too much. Everything about it. The dirty faces, the spills, the fights, the tears, the birthday parties, the house full of noisy kids after a little league game. I could go on, but you get my point.

One Thing People Don't Tell You About Wedding Planning

Natasha Burton | Posted 02.24.2014 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

Yes, I admit it, I've been dreaming about my ex. Typically, the scenario involves a wedding in which I'm marrying him, not my fiancé.

Shut Out? Here's How to Get Back Into Your Son and Daughter-in-Law's Lives

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Regardless of how it happened, you haven't seen your son, grandchildren or your daughter-in-law in weeks, months, maybe even years. You've called, emailed, and texted. You've tried everything you can think of to turn things around, but nothing changes -- except that their anger towards you seems to be growing.

'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.

5 Ways To Include Your Mother-In-Law When Wedding Planning

Renee Strauss | Posted 02.15.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

With the holidays coming up, you might want to consider involving your M.I.L. in your planning process -- at least a little bit.

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.

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...

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! (

9 Arguments You Should Never Have With Your Daughter-In-Law

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Bev Beckham | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It’s taken me 10 years and three grandchildren to finally get it. A man leaves his parents and his wife becomes his...

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.

Popcorn Preview: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Leslie Sisman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Cast includes: Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), David Banner (Street Kings), Mariah Carey (You Don't ...

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 ...

How I Became A Superstar Mother-In-Law

Robin Rouse | Posted 10.07.2013 | Weddings
Robin Rouse

In this day and age, it should not have come as a surprise that the big announcement arrived via email: "Loved Ones, we just wanted to let you know th...

To My Future Child-in-Law

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

I've been dreaming about you for a long time. I've already conjured you with a heady mix of my imagination, my heart and my soul, where you are the perfect mate for my child.

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...

Marriage Issues vs. Mother-in-Law Issues: Tips on How to Know the Difference

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Marriage, as wonderful as it can be, certainly has its challenges -- especially when you throw your relationship with your mother-in-law into the mix.

Don't Fear Your Mother-in-Law

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

We're in the throes of wedding season and inevitably I see lots of in-law related issues either before or shortly after marriage. One of the most common issues is from the wife who feels that the mother-in-law gets between her and her husband.

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...

If You Think a Bridesmaid Is Going to Cause Drama, Dump the Bridesmaid

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.14.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I just heard a horrible story from a girlfriend of mine who is getting married in five weeks. Her sister-in-law (not her future SIL, her brother's wi...

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...