THINGS TO CONSIDER –
- Even though one feels loved and accepted by one’s MIL, it doesn’t necessarily mean that interactions and conversations will come easily or be comfortable.
- A woman’s relationship with her son will affect her relationship with her DIL – for sure.
- Encouraging, affirming words play a big role in helping a MIL/DIL feel accepted, appreciated and loved. Does that come easy to you?
- Sometimes a MIL’s and DIL’s personalities will just “click” and sometimes they won’t. That’s natural.
- Notes, cards, emails, texts, phone calls, Skype, visits are all different ways of connecting with your MIL/DIL. Which work better for you two?
- Expectations have a lot to do with how you feel about your MIL/DIL relationship. What are your expectations?
- Accepting your MIL/DIL is different than accepting their choices, practices, situation. How does one communicate this?
- Hurt feelings happen even when neither the MIL nor the DIL is at fault.
- Geography plays a part in the ease and enjoyment of a MIL/DIL relationship.
Ladies, please weigh in with your own thoughts! What would you add to the list?