Adding a new person to the family, especially a new daughter-in-law, can threaten mom's position as matriarch-in-chief. There won't be friction in every situation, but we've heard enough complaints about getting along with mothers-in-law to know that many of you could use some help in this department. So in the interest of family harmony, here are seven tips for spending the holidays with your new mom.
With turkey day nearly here, we'd like to give thanks for some of the little things that made us happy this year. Feel free to add some of these to your own traditional holiday blessing, or tell us which ones you'd add. No Jon Gosselin Sex Tape - Although we recently talked about the possible existence of such an abomination, it turns out that the National Enquirer may have been nuttier than Kate when they reported this.
What do you do when you're home for the holidays and you have to face the same old stupid questions? The best approach is to smile and answer them sweetly. But wouldn't it be fun to be completely outrageous?
The holidays are right around the corner, and if egg nog, stuffing and Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" do mysterious things to your libido—fear not. We suffer from the Holiday Friskies, too. We feel your sexually frustrated pain. Whether your parents' guest bedroom has you aching for another's or a holiday getaway is in order, there's nothing like a few guilt-free days off to initiate a bold try with what's-his-name from high school or that-one-over-there at the resort bar (if you're fancy). Regardless, the holidays are a perfect time for a no-strings-attached fling. Here are a few ways to make it run exceptionally smooth.
Picture it: You’re surrounded by strangers. Or some that you’ve only met once. (Or some that you’re told you’ve met, but you have no recollection of. Sorry, Uncle Dave.) Easy talking points to get you through a marathon meal with his family, and how to prep for the event like a pro.
YourTango's open marriage blogger, Jenny Block, thanks her readers for giving her a forum to write about open marriage. Jenny writes that, "We are a part of change. Changing the way we think about love. Changing the way we think about marriage. Changing the way we look at one another. It has been a difficult year—or several years even—for most of us. Change is needed in so many realms. The world of love and relationships deserves no less attention."
What counts as adultery? For one woman in England the answer is virtual sex. The staff at Wowowow delves into the case of Amy Pollard who is leaving her husband of three years after discovering he was having an online affair in Second Life. The twist? Amy and her husband first met while playing Second Life, so we guess she knows a thing or two about how these online affairs can end up. The Frisky is getting ready for the holidays with this handy guide on how NOT to deal with his family. Good to know we aren't the only ones who have been dreading Thanksgiving this year.
Nothing can strike fear into the most confident of women like a mother-in-law. A close second? A future mother-in-law (FMIL), or even more terrifying, meeting his mom for the first time (contain your shrieks of terror!) as she hosts you for the holidays. Sure, most FMILs are warm-hearted, apron-donning rays of sunshine. But just in case you need to win her over, here are the perfect hostess (with a twist) gifts. With these in hand, you'll prove you're the one for her son.