in-laws


Q&A: Uninvited in-laws

Question: My husband and I have been married for seven months and we currently rent our home from my mother-in-law who lives within driving distance of us.

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The mother-in-law of her dreams

Enter the word mother-in-law into an Internet search engine, and the first site that appears is about mother-in-law jokes. Simply mention the word mother-in-law and expect to hear groans, laughter or bad mother-in-law stories.

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Cutting your spouse's apron strings

“Julie, you’ll never believe it!” exclaimed Susan. “Tom wants his parents to come live with us!”

“Whoa, Susan,” Julie replied. “Slow down. Tell me what exactly is going on here. What did Tom say?”

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When in-laws don't accept you

Heather and Steve have been married almost four years. They love each other very much, but relationships with their in-laws have always been strained.

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10 ways to win with your in-laws

“Nita wrote a note,” Faye says about her daughter-in-law. “She thanked me for the way I brought up my son and told me what she especially likes about him. As his mom, I know his faults better than anyone, but I love hearing that she thinks he’s wonderful.”

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