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10 Ways You Can Bond With Your Mother-In-Law
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Published: Oct 17, 2015

Are you married or are you planning to get married? Does the word “MOTHER-IN-LAW” scare the bejesus out of you? Then worry no more! Here are 10 ways you can bond with your mother-in-law and make her fall in love with you!

1. Never see your mother-in-law as your biggest enemy / rival

She is like a another mother, not your enemy. Instead of going to your ‘susral’ with the mindset of demolishing your mother-in-law try to understand her.

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2. Go out together

Take her out for shopping, lunch, dinner, a movie or just something fun you two can do together. Spending time together will make your bond stronger.

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3. Let her teach you things

Let her share her experiences with you, she can teach you plenty of things from recipes to laundry and marriage solutions! You can also teach her some new thing that she doesn’t know of. It will be a great combination of learning new and old things.

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4. Divide responsibilities

The best way to avoid clashes with your mother-in-law is to divide responsibilities. If she wants to cook food let her do that, you can help her out with some other house chores.

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5. Appreciate her

Do not take her for granted; appreciate her and talk to her politely! 

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6. Give her alone time with her son

He is your husband but he is a son as well. Give them some space. They might want to discuss an important family issue or may just want to talk to him like the old times. It’s OKAY!

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7. Draw the lines

Establish certain boundaries with your mother-in-law and let her know about them. There are some things that are personal things for everyone, be mindful of them and don’t try to cross those lines.

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8. Discuss your problems with her

Take her advice on little problems, let her know that she is important and her opinions matter as well.

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9. Listen her parenting advice

Do not try to push her away from your children. She is also a mother and more experienced than you are. Let her handle your little ones sometimes. This tip will make your bond 100% stronger.

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10. Give her the “Mother” treatment

A little gratitude won’t harm you or her, show her respect and love, buy her gifts and start calling her mother instead of “SASUMAA”

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I am sure that these tips will help you to be close with your mother-in-law. Good luck!