Are you lucky enough to have a terrific mother-in-law, or is she someone who is challenging to like?
Does your mother-in-law think that you are just not a good enough match for her child or do your personalities just rub each other the wrong way?
Whatever the reason for having a relationship with a difficult mother-in-law, the fact of the matter is that she is the person who is connected to your spouse and with whom it would behoove you, and your marriage, to develop a tolerable relationship. (Notice I did not say “good” relationship. Tolerable is sometimes the best that can happen.)
Here are 7 suggestions for cultivating a tolerable relationship with a difficult mother-in-law.
#1. Take leadership in change. Rather than waiting for her, or your spouse, to take the first step, make it yours. It is also quite okay to take the second, third and fourth steps before anyone else moves.
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