More Things Your Mother-in-Law Won’t Tell You

The dreaded mother-in-law! Your relationship with her can certainly place stress on your marriage. No matter how hard you try to please her, there will surely be some things she doesn't like but never mentions—or so you hope.

By Maureen Mackey from Reader's Digest | May 2009

     

    The dreaded mother-in-law! Your relationship with her can certainly place stress on your marriage. No matter how hard you try to please her, there will surely be some things she doesn’t like but never mentions—or so you hope.

  • 1.

    Thank you.

    I’ve never seen my son happier than he is now, married and with children. 

  • 2.

    You don't have to call me Mom.

    But it would be nice if you did.

  • 3.

    I'm so grateful that my daughter has another person to look after her.

    I am finally off the hook.

  • 4.

    I really want to make you happy.

    If you hate that green sweater I bought you, please, please tell me.

  • 5.

    Thank you for making my child so happy.

    If I haven’t told you that very much, it’s because I’m afraid you’ll think I’m sucking up.