If you’re getting married soon, or if you’ve been married for a while, chances are, you might need a few tips for getting along with your mother-in-law. She’s used to being the most important woman in her son’s life, so the transition to the back burner might take a little getting used to. How can you make the change a little smoother, and keep your new family happy? Here are 7 tips for getting along with your mother-in-law.
1. Listen… or at Least Pretend to
She’s going to have lots of advice, most of which you won’t ask for, but one of the best tips for getting along with your mother-in-law is to listen to her, to give her your ear. Listen while she advises you on how to keep house (even though you already know how) and raise your kids (even though you already know how), and smile sweetly, even if you intend to ignore her advice. A little listening can go a long way. And who knows? She might just have some advice you can actually use!