3 Steps to Becoming a Wise Daughter-in-Law

By Barbara Rainey | May 8, 2023 | 1 Comment

All six of our children had adjustments and challenges with their in-laws. Everyone does. We did too. My mother-in-law and I could not have been more different. It seemed we had nothing in common. Her favorite hobby was fishing. She loved watching golf on TV. Both activities were foreign and of zero interest to me. […]

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Avoid These Three Mistakes to Become a Wise Mother-in-law

By Barbara Rainey | May 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

Why is it that one of life’s most difficult relationships is often between a mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law? Or sometimes a son-in-law? Most of us have high hopes for these relationships before they become official. We imagine getting along, spending time together, and liking each other. And yet all too soon individual relationships suffer from […]

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4 Steps to Getting Along with Your Mother-in-Law

By Barbara Rainey | May 11, 2020 | 11 Comments

  All six of our children had adjustments and challenges with their in-laws. Everyone does. We did too.  Two daughters had extra challenges setting boundaries with their in-laws. Living in the same city brought expectations for dinners, family gatherings, and baby-sitting privileges that hadn’t been declared in advance of the marriage.  Whether living close or […]

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Surviving the Holidays With Your In-laws

By Barbara Rainey | December 12, 2016 | 9 Comments

Dear Barbara, This is our year to spend Christmas with my husband’s family and I’m dreading it. How can I still enjoy the holiday while spending it with difficult in-laws? I remember when Dennis and I married, I was beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with him. I can bet you felt […]

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