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Surviving Holidays with Your MIL

Surviving Holidays with Your MIL

After eight years of sweaty hands and heart palpitations before packing up a car for a visit to my mother-in-law’s house at holiday time, I figured enough was enough. How could this sweet, little old lady with the rheumatoid arthritis and wig cause such fear and trepidation? Coming up with some strategies was an essential move. What was the most surprising part of the trip that year? The approach actually worked wonders! Note: The bottom line while you’re implementing these tips is to really and truly learn to appreciate your MIL. After all, she did give birth to your husband and you are forever thankful to her for that! So, although there will always be problems because of a general lack of commonalities, goals and cultural pursuits, we just sort of have to give up that fantasy and let our MIL be herself. Top Tip #1) Be aware that your MIL’s mood may be directly affected by the weather and act accordingly.

5 More Daughter in Law Mistakes

5 More Daughter in Law Mistakes

Ladies! There are a few more simple things you can avoid that will save you from repeat D.I.L.Z. (Daughter-in-Law Zings) that we all experience from time to time. The bottom line while you’re correcting these “mistakes” is to let your mother-in-law be herself, don’t expect her to change or be anything other than who she is, and try to focus on the positive. As well, do not, for heaven’s sake, take anything she says personally! We must try to always give her the benefit of the doubt, and put our stubborn natures aside. Here goes: Mistake #6) Don’t be objective when your MIL criticizes you.You must always remember your objectivity! Solution: If your MIL tells you your hair looks better the other way, enthusiastically thank her by solidly agreeing how difficult it is to be objective about yourself. Then style it the OTHER way while she is visiting. Of course you can change it back when she leaves, although be open to the possibility that she may actually have a point! Mistake #7)

5 Newlywed Strategies

... or how to achieve a lifetime of smooth sailing with your husband and MIL and save yourself years of frustration, anger, and anti-depressants!

5 Newlywed Strategies

... or how to achieve a lifetime of smooth sailing with your husband and MIL and save yourself years of frustration, anger, and anti-depressants!

NO MORE EMOTIONAL TURMOIL

NO MORE EMOTIONAL TURMOIL

BEING CHEATED ON,LIED TO, IS REALLY NOT A RELATIONSHIP. I FOUND OUT OVER THE YEARS IS THERE SUCH A THING AS TRUE LOVE???????I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW!!!!!!