“Anonymous” shared her approach – in detail and with conviction:
I take advantage of opportunities to serve my Daughter-in-Law in any way I can, even when I am not feeling it. (Isn’t this when affirmations can be especially important?) I will even change my plans if she needs me.
(Serve? How often to we hear that word or consider that concept in regards to our MIL/DIL?)
I take notice of her feelings and make an effort to “read” her, especially when we talk about controversial subjects. (You and your Daughter-in-law can share views on controversial topics? Bravo!)
I am not her mother, but I am someone who loves her. Therefore, I will treat her as I treat other loved ones.
I will speak the truth in love.
I will encourage my Daughter-in-Law.
Authenticity is my goal and I will practice this with consideration and respect.
Obviously, this Mother-in-Law has thought things through and is demonstrating love in words and deeds. She is working at living out the motto of this blog – “MILs & DILs – Family, Friends and Allies”.
Thank-you! Your efforts influence us all for the better.