The Daughter in Law Rules
By: Sally Shields
The 10 Most Common Mistakes that Daughters-in-Laws Make!
(How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice!!!)
Ladies! There are a few simple things you can avoid that will save you from repeat D.I.L.Z. (Daughter-in-Law Zings) that we all experience from time to time (some of us more than others!). Although these exercises started off as a tongue-in-cheek coping mechanism, once I began putting a few of these strategies into practice, I noticed that my MIL’s attitude started to shift. Her softer, gentler, more agreeable side began to emerge and I realized that she actually wanted to be quite helpful and kindly towards me! The bottom line while you’re correcting these “mistakes” is to really and truly learn to appreciate your MIL. After all, she did give birth to your husband and you are forever thankful to her for that! We must try to always give her the benefit of the doubt, and put our stubborn natures aside, Remember, you won’t be able to prevent hurtful MIL comments and misunderstandings overnight. This is a process that must be developed over time. It’s fun once you get the hang of it, and you will be amazed when you develop a genuine like for one-another! Here goes: