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


  • 6.

    I desperately want to ask you:

    When are you going to have children?

  • 7.

    I’ve never formed a warm bond with you.

    But when I see how happy my son is, I feel enormous affection for you.

  • 8.

    I so wish I could talk to you about it.

    Sometimes I watch you making choices that I so fear will lead you to difficulty. But I bite my tongue. 

  • 9.

    I'm aware that my time on this earth is growing shorter.

    I want to spend it positively. I don’t want to waste it by fighting.

  • 10.

    I'd like to share my advice more.

    I might not have the best ideas, but I do have decades of experience. 

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