There are many supposed jokes about mothers-in-law and some of them may even be deserved by some in-laws. Many mothers are very protective of their children and want to see them marry partners that are perfect, but of course they don’t because there is no such thing in existence. People are human and humans are not perfect, so no matter who your child marries there will always be something you don’t like about them.
If you want to have a great relationship with your adult children and their spouses, and be a welcome visitor so you get to see lots of your cute little grandchildren, here are some tips to ensure it happens.
- Never criticise either your adult child or their spouse. Not to them, not to each other and certainly not to other people.
- Never give relationship advice unless your daughter or son begs you for it. That’s not to say you can’t tell stories about what happened when you were a young married and how you coped with it. But go easy on those too.