How many times have you said, “I hate my daughter-in-law?” Usually we say it in the heat of the moment to our spouse or a friend after we’ve had an incident with her. And in that moment it seems to express our feelings to a tee. Or, maybe you’ve researched these feelings you are having towards her to learn what to do with them because, again, in that moment this is how you feel. Sometimes this feeling of hate remains for a long time and sometimes it slowly dissipates. Regardless of how you’ve expressed this feeling, you have created a bigger problem than you realize. (more…)
I Hate My Daughter-in-law, Now What Do I Do?February 24, 2014
Daughters-in-Law Beware: Your Closest Relationship Can be Hurting You!February 11, 2014
Mothers and daughters have a rather unique relationship. Whether they are close or distant this relationship affects many of the other close relationships a young woman has in her life. It affects her relationship with her spouse, mother-in-law, sisters-in-law, and can even affect her relationships with her friends.
Having a distant or struggling relationship is the most understood. You have a bad or stressed relationship with your mother and you can often see how that affects your other relationships. You can see how the struggles of that relationship spill over into your relationships with your mother-in-law, spouse, sisters-in-law and friends.
But you and your mother get along great. What can possibly be wrong with that? How can the fact that you and your mother get along so well negatively affect your other close relationships? Doesn’t make sense, right?
Mothers-in-Law: Your Daughter-in-Law is not Your DaughterFebruary 3, 2014
It seems like a common thought or desire among mothers-in-law that because their son is there child this would translate into their daughter-in-law being like another one of her children – a daughter. This is a misconception and often a dangerous assumption. Dangerous in the sense that you can easily and quickly create a wedge or even wall between you and your daughter-in-law by having such an assumption.
Introduction by Deanna
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