Why Is It Difficult To Get Along With Mother In Law?Your marriage involves your in-laws too, now you cannot choose them, and neither they get to know you unless you start living with them. The real problem begins when you enter family life. The mismatch of lifestyle, ideologies, beliefs, and restrictions starts affecting you and your relationship with your in-laws or new family. Now the problem here is that daughters in law compare their previous life and miss it when they feel uncomfortable in the new environment, a nasty mother in law, on the other hand, doesn’t even cooperate much to make her feel at home and bombards her with a lot of expectations. I had recently read somewhere that 60% of married women report having an uncomfortable relationship with their mother in law. Now, this may not be because of anything specific the daughter-in-law has done, rather it simply doesn’t fit into the mindset of the mother in law.
10 ways to deal with a difficult mother in lawWhy is it difficult to get along with mother in law? Is there anything that can be done about these difficult relationships? I feel, sometimes it is better to stay away from one another’s way if it is difficult to deal with each other. If you’re having a hard time dealing with your mother-in-law you could try to practice these 10 handy tips.
|1.) Draw a respectful boundary|
|2.) Do not take their words at the heart|
|3.) Do not expect much|
|4.) Don’t compare her with your mom|
|5.) Be assertive|
|6.) Do not overthink|
|7.) Do not seek validation|
|8.) Don’t lose your kindness|
|9.) Don’t stop being yourself|
|10.) Try to communicate|
Priyanka Nair is the author of 26 Days 26 Ways for a Happier you and Ardhaviram. An NLP practitioner and Founder of Sanity Daily, helping you prioritize your mental health. Let’s build a happy community.