Do you get along with your Mother in Law?

@cpamanda (694)
United States
December 15, 2006 10:49am CST
I would say it is a challenge. My husband does not get along well with his Mom, so that makes it even harder. Black is what she wore to the wedding and I should have known then.... What about you? Any helpful ideas for coping through the holidays?
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@EagleEyes (646)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I guess I am one of the lucky ones, I love my mother inlaw, she is like a second mom to me. She is a wonderful lady, and a wonderful grandmother to my children, she is also a wonderful friend to me too.
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@cpamanda (694)
• United States
15 Dec 06
You are lucky! That is great though. I am happy for you.
• United States
15 Dec 06
I'm with you Eagle! My mother in law is awesome! She is the sweetest woman you'll ever meet. She does so much for me and my husband and she LOVES our daughter SO MUCH. I couldn't ask for a better mother-in-law. I love mine. Sorry you don't get along with yours.
• India
21 Dec 06
yes i get along verwell with my both inlawas and especially with mother in law
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@cpamanda (694)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Thanks, I appreciate the reply.
@jal1948 (1361)
• India
18 Dec 06
If u ever hear, any one getting along with her m-in-law,it will be a mirecle,Just knowing she a seperate individual with her own thoughts,and feelings,and nothing we can do to change it,accept her as she is and things will get better.Treat her with respect, she may feel deep down that u have taken her son away fromher and that makes her insecure.
@cpamanda (694)
• United States
19 Dec 06
Thanks for the thoughts. They were not close before I came along, but I guess we will see. Maybe with time she will lighten up/
• United States
16 Dec 06
Ha ha ha! I got along with my ex-mother in law pretty well, although we don't speak much anymore. But, any mother-in-law who eats mustard on their turkey....well, enough said... ;-)
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@cpamanda (694)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I would not worry about eating the mustard, but arguing over which bottle is hers and which is mine? By the way.... I wrapped a gift from Santa and will be sure it is under the tree. To J from Santa and it is MUSTARD! lol Now that is something to write home about.
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Most of the time I get along with my mom-in-law. Sometimes she says things that make me mad, but my husband makes me mad more than she does so I guess its a pretty good relationship
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@cpamanda (694)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I am sorry your husband makes you mad! I hope it passes quickly. I know all relationships have days.
@yarntales (639)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I hardly ever see my mother in law, so I think we get along ok. I didn't get along with my last mother in law that well. But I think now we would get along better. I'm (hopefully) a little more mature than I used to be.
@cpamanda (694)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I am glad. I do not think my problem is that I am not mature though. If I did not know when to bite my tongue or take the higher road, we might have way more problems!
@jal1948 (1361)
• India
18 Dec 06
I get along fine with her,because i humor her most of the time.
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@ellanick (191)
• Philippines
18 Dec 06
having a mother in law who does not like you is really a big challenge! just try to be civil to her because she is still the mother of your husband. lucky for me, I have a wonderful mother in law.
@canadabis1 (1955)
• Canada
18 Dec 06
you could say....we tolerate eachother for the sake of my sweetheart...but I wont put up a show for her dad...hes an a**hole.
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@gdsdb4 (173)
• Canada
18 Dec 06
Do what I do and try to avoid her at all costs...lol
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@bronie123 (4596)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Yeah for the most part i do get along with my mother in law but my mother doesn't like my guy.
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• Philippines
15 Dec 06
hahaha, yeah you should have the skills to do that.... i do..