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Mother in Law

My Phantom Daughter-in-Law

Amy Barr | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Amy Barr

The transition from full time advisor to mind-your-own-beeswax bystander feels pretty jarring. After all, the role of daughter-in-law is a big position that someone will ultimately play in our lives.

Fun Saturday Activities You Won't Enjoy Doing with Your Mother-in-Law

Reductress | Posted 10.13.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

It's a beautiful Saturday filled with potential, but it's all ruined by having to spend it with your mother-in-law. Here are some fun activities that would have been enjoyable were it not for the brittle sack of negativity wrapped in Chico's and Pandora bracelets.

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...

How Much For That Cherished Memory?

Al DeLuise | Posted 10.03.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

There are certain things I expected to happen to me as I grew older. I knew I would lose some hair on top of my head (and gain hair everywhere else). But what I didn't expect was what happened the last weekend this September. It really made me sit back and think about the direction my life was headed.

10 Tips For Managing Your In-Laws

Posted 10.03.2014 | Dr. Phil

Tips for creating a peaceful relationship with your in-laws.

The Only Woman My Sons Will Ever Need

Darcy R. Shapiro | Posted 09.23.2014 | Parents
Darcy R. Shapiro

Will I lose my boys when they are older? Will Isabelle or Becky or Abby or Eva come along and steal my sons away?

Letter to My Future Daughters-in-Law

Sarah Smiley | Posted 09.08.2014 | 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.

You Should 'Seriously Think Twice' Before Marrying Someone With Parents Like This

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.25.2014 | Divorce

You love him. He loves you. But the love between you and his parents is pretty much non-existent. If this sounds even vaguely familiar, it might b...

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...

What Is Going On With Your Husband? It May Surprise You!

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

If you think about your husband for a minute, you can see he is in a precarious situation. He loves his parents because, well... they are his parents; but he loves you because you are you and you make him feel loved in a way no else has done.

How My Mother-In-Law Showed Me The Truth In Parenting Clichés

Jen Simon | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

It took me a while to understand Rita's parenting style, and even longer to appreciate it. But now, I like to think about her style as an important balance to my mother's - a ying to her yang, if you will.

What Do You Call Your Mother in Law?

Denise Oliveira | Posted 07.09.2014 | Weddings
Denise Oliveira

Knowing what to call your mother-in-law may be easier in families and communities that still have a strong naming tradition.

Is Your Son Pulling Away? Get the Real Reasons He May Be Doing So

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

it may feel as though your daughter-in-law is the cause for your son's distant with you, it is important to look beyond the surface. Taking a heartfelt look at some of these other reasons will help you with what may really be going on.

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 Weekend I Talked -- And the Kids Listened

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.14.2014 | 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 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.

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 05.04.2014 | 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 04.23.2014 | 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 04.20.2014 | 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.