GRAND Magazine - March/April 2010 - (Page 30)

She she vs. 8 ways to get along with your daughter-in-law By Teresa Bell Kindred “My mother-inlaw does her best to come between my husband and me,” a young woman states angrily. Which one is right? Maybe neither of them, and maybe both. The worst thing about conflicts between in-laws is that often grandchildren get caught in the crossfire. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are some tried-and-true tips to help troubled relationships. “My daughter-inlaw doesn’t allow me to see my grandchildren as often as I would like,” says a grandmother tearfully. 1. Respect. While your relationship with your son may change after he marries, it doesn’t have to weaken—but it will if you and your daughter-in-law can’t get along. Respect their privacy, their decisions and their homes. Don’t go visit if you aren’t invited, and don’t offer your opinion unless you are asked (and even then be careful how you answer). GRAND MARCH APRIL

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - March/April 2010

GRAND Magazine - March/April 2010
Win a litl Webbook!
GRAND Central
Win Something Wonderful!
Ken and Margie Blanchard: Grade A with the Grandkids
The Gift of Green Investing
The Best Half
Do You Wanna Dance?
She vs. She
Gram’s Legacy
Star Performer
GRAND Finale

GRAND Magazine - March/April 2010