Do This One Thing for a Better Relationship With Your Daughter-in-Law

June 25, 2014 | By | Comments (3)

Cue the champagne: Your son or daughter has found the one! That said, after the wedding dust has settled, you might find that you and your new daughter-in-law are living less than happily-ever-after.

Of course, every MIL and DIL duo is different, and the tension between each pair will vary for any number of reasons. Still, the most frequent complaint probably won’t surprise you: According to an anonymous online poll conducted by Real Simple, daughters-in-law are most likely to grumble about their mother-in-law’s passive-aggressive comments. (Now is a good time to remember this lesson from a certain cartoon bunny: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.”)

Are you an offender of this mother-in-law faux-pas? If so, use these tips to help you break the habit.


  1. Chris Grant

    Not very helpful at all! Vague generic advice.

    June 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm
  2. Anne Donaldson

    My advice is stay out of their business completely! My son and his wife just celebrated their 20th anniversary. My husband and I will celebrate our 50th soon. Longevity in marriage is an art form. My basic reasoning is that I am Libra, the balancing scales!!

    July 1, 2014 at 9:27 pm
  3. Jean O’Donnell

    As my perspective; the DILs of today possess little to no respect…EXAMPLE; when my MIL came to visit for 2 months every winter, I would never think of disrespecting her in any way shape or form…this whole passive aggressive stuff is over-used and frankly a good majority of the kids today lack one simple ingredient; RESPECT!

    July 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm

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