Moms, let's face facts. No matter how good your relationship is with your mother-in-law, there will be times when you won't exactly see eye-to-eye.
All moms have different ways of managing their household, taking care of their kids, and being a mom in general. That's why it's inevitable for moms and their mothers-in-law to have some disagreements and misunderstandings here and there.
So, to help out moms who have a meddling mother-in-law, we went to ParentTown to find out what advice other moms can give.
1. Know when to draw the line
Mother Ling Fernandez shares, "If your partner and you both sing the same song, it would be easier. Otherwise you and your partner will need to come to a mutual agreement. As for me i can say I'm blessed."
"We both agree that at the end of the day, it is out marriage and our family. Both in laws are important too, but who else knows best except for us."
She admits that while it's important to take your mother-in-law's advice into consideration, at the end of the day, the decision is still yours to make, and you have to be clear and establish that line that with your mother-in-law.
2. Ask your husband for help
Another mom, Luz Abuella, says, "My husband does all the talking/explaining to his family. I don't bother explaining especially if we have different opinions on a certain topic. It will just cause misunderstanding. "
"If ever the topic comes up again, my husband will be the one to answer and not me."
This is also sound advice since there's a big possibility that your mother-in-law will listen more to your husband. It also helps you avoid being directly at odds with your mother-in-law.
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