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Diminishing Mother-In-Law Drama
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Diminishing Mother-In-Law Drama

Cultivating a positive relationship with even the most challenging mother-in-law is possible without sacrificing your priorities and personal boundaries. Many times it is not understanding a person’s temperament that places one in a tense frame of mind. The good news? You can decide in advance how this important relationship will grow and below is my advice for getting along with the second most important woman in your spouse's life: How can a spouse improve a difficult mother-in-law relationship?

Are You Dating A Momma's Boy?
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Are You Dating A Momma's Boy?

Have you ever dated a guy and for the most part, things are good? He’s smart, funny, and attractive. He hits most of your major “must haves” however; there is one thing that bothers the hell out of you…. His mother! Does it seem like she is always around, sticking her nose into your relationship with him? She is needy and constantly calls him no matter how minor or severe the crisis of the day may be? She comes over unannounced, cooks cleans and does his laundry.

A Quickie To Cure The Mother In-Law Sarcasm
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A Quickie To Cure The Mother In-Law Sarcasm

The other day I complimented my friend Tina on her cardigan. It was a long cardigan that you could wear with leggings. The cardigan looked comfortable and stylish, so I said I love your cardigan. She responded saying thanks, my mother in law gave it to me for my birthday. I said that was nice of her. Tina said, yeah she gave it to me and then said it is perfect because it will cover your butt.

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Win Over Your Mother-In-Law In 5 Simple Steps

My mother-in-law is great. Thoughtful, helpful, smart, and not the least bit annoying to hang out with — even over long periods of time. And no, I'm not just saying this because she might stumble upon this article online! When I hear all the horror stories from my friends, I thank my lucky stars that I somehow managed to snag not only the perfect guy — but a great mother-in-law to boot. Sorry to brag, but, trust me, she's worth bragging about! So how did she become so awesome? Well, she gives all the credit to her own mother-in-law — who, she claims, was the best mother-in-law ever. And every day, she says, she tries to live by her example.

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How To Have A Great Relationship With Your Mother-In-Law

The Mother-in-Law (MIL)/Daughter-in-Law (DIL) relationship is often very complex for a variety of reasons. My own experience has been great, though it wasn’t always easy. My Mother-in-Law, Terry, is wonderful! She warmly welcomed me into the family, she has always been supportive, fairly undemanding (I'll have to explain that one to her!), and has worked harder than anyone I have ever seen to develop and maintain relationships with me, her oldest son’s wife, her daughter’s husband and all of her grandchildren. She is truly an inspiration and I have often told her that she should write a “how-to” book for other Mothers-in-Law. (We’re actually considering working on one together!)