Falling in love and saying a big giant “yes!” to the idea of spending your life with someone else means that you’ll also be saying yes to their friends and family members. Hopefully they are people you want to build solid relationships with as well, but it’s not always so easy. You might notice that getting along with some of your partner’s loved ones isn't such a simple task.
One relationship that might be a bit hard to figure out is the relationship you have with your fiancé’s mother. Becoming a daughter-in-law might make you feel like you’ve just earned yourself a second mother—someone who is there to support and love you. But at times, it may feel like she says too much and tries to do too much and you become annoyed, angry, and unsure of how to handle the situation.
If you have a daughter-in-law, or about to get one in the coming months, it’s best to know that there are some things she wants to tell you but is doesn't know how to say.
Read on to find out the 30 things your daughter-in-law wants you to know, but might be too scared to tell you.
5. She Wishes You’d Pay for More of the Wedding
If you're following the tradition of having the bride’s family pay for the entire wedding, she might feel a bit resentful toward you, especially if her guest list is long and so is your wedding request list. Offer to pay for more of the wedding if there’s an invitation to do so.
12. She Wants You to Think Highly of Her
There’s no better feeling for a daughter-in-law than knowing that her mother-in-law regards her in a positive way.
14. She Wishes You’d Communicate Better
One easy way to build a better relationship with your daughter-in-law is to better understand the way she communicates. That way, you can figure out how to speak to her during challenging situations without coming off too brash.
21. She Wishes You Worked Harder on Cultivating a Relationship
Relationships take two people who are willing to put in the time and energy to make them thrive. If the relationship is feeling stale between you and your daughter-in-law, find ways that you can work a little bit harder to make it great again.
28. She Wishes You Wouldn’t Invite an Extra Crew of People to the Wedding
Talk to the couple before you automatically send invitations to her wedding to a crew of people. If they say you can only invite a certain number of people, listen to them.