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.