When you find yourself struggling in your MIL/DIL relationship do you feel like giving up? Maybe you don’t even want to try to do anything because you start thinking, What’s the use? She won’t change anyway. Maybe you go in a different direction with your thoughts, She lives so far away I really don’t see how I can change anything with her. I only have to deal with her a few times a year so I can tough it out. Or, as a mother-in-law you rationalize so you don’t have to deal with your DIL, I don’t care if I have a relationship with her; I just want a relationship with my son and grandchildren. (more…)
Have you given up on your in-law relationship? Rethink it!May 20, 2013
4 Tips to Make Your Mother’s Day a Day to Celebrate!May 6, 2013
Mother’s Day is almost here and I’m sure for many of you the tension is building and the feelings are churning. Some of you, I know, dread this day because it reinforces what you don’t have – a good relationship with your mother-in-law or daughter-in-law – and for mothers in-law, maybe even a good relationship with your son. So here are some tips to help you shift this emotionally laden day and make it something that can feel like a win-win for all of you.
Sweets, Salty Foods and Carbs Can Help You Change Your In-Law Relationship!April 22, 2013
I just got back from a much-needed vacation and something magical happened while we were there. Although it took me a few days, I eventually de-stressed and settled into a wonderfully relaxed state. My husband and I did what we wanted to do when we wanted to do it with no sense of urgency and no sense of “have to.”
While we were walking to one of the local restaurants my husband and I were talking about a lot of different things. And as we talked I said to him, “I’ve noticed as our vacation has progressed I’ve eaten less and less chocolate. Each day has been less than the previous one.” This realization really showed me how much chocolate is an indicator of how stressed I am. The more stress I feel, the more chocolate I eat.” (more…)
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