Love and Children-in-Law

Yesterday we talked about some qualities to draw on as you settle into a relationship with the ones your children have chosen as life partners. We suggested respect, patience, acceptance and love as models to follow as you take on the role of mother-in-law.

One of our readers commented about how she has learned to move through this dynamic relationship – letting go of her preconceived set of ideas about how her adult children should choose to live their lives and how they decide to relate to her. And, as a result, giving up her belief that her way is the only right way.

What do you think? Is it hard for you to maintain a balance between holding back your opinions and being true to the person you authentically are? How do you do it? What guides you as you do? Support your fellow MILs by sharing your stories of success.

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