DATE WITH A WOMAN
After 21 years of marriage, my Wife wanted me to take another woman
out to dinner and a movie. She said to me, “I love you but I know this other woman loves you too and would love to spend some time with you.”
The other woman that my wife wanted me to take out was my MOTHER who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my job and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.
That night I called to Invite my mother to go out for dinner and a movie.
DAISY MY DAUGHTER
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Daisy was born beautiful. Her mother received her with misty eyes. She felt so proud. After three boys, Manny was beginning to doubt his ability to make a female baby. And now along came Daisy from his loins. He’s a complete man, after all. Right?
There was so much to eat and drink at the naming ceremony of Daisy. She got a name from every member of the family. Quite a list but the one other name that stuck was the one her paternal grandmother gave her, Gift.
6 KEYS TO HAVING A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH IN-LAWS
Bad in-law relations can ruin your marriage. Don’t let it ruin yours.
Not long ago, I was talking with a young couple and the wife broke down crying over the tensions they were facing in their marriage because of their strained relationship with in-laws. There was tension on both sides of their families, and the strain was smothering them. They had no idea how to fix it, but they knew it had to be resolved for the sake of their marriage (and the sake of their sanity).
One of the most common questions that I get asked on the marriage page relates to have healthier relationships with in-laws. Stress related to family dynamics is one of the biggest struggles married couples face, so it’s important to make those relationships as healthy as possible.
Here are some simple ways to improve those relationships and strengthen your own marriage in the process.
8 THINGS NEVER TO SAY TO YOUR DAUGHTER-IN-LAW
This article is a different perspective than you might expect on this topic. I’m not a mother-in-law yet, but I am a daughter-in-law and I have a lot of friends who are also daughters-in-law (DILs). Between us, we pooled this list of the most unflattering or annoying things our mothers-in-law (MILs) say to us.
There is a caveat: some daughters-in-law have great relationships with their MILs. They don’t mind when their MILs offer advice unasked or question how they run their households. Unfortunately, this isn’t true for everyone. These suggestions are for those well-meaning, wonderful mothers out there that want to know what they can do to improve their relationships with the wives of their sons (because nothing else they’ve tried has worked so far). Avoid saying the following things, and you’re sure to notice positive results.
Why do you do it that way?
Besides the obvious problem of it being a somewhat rude question, DILs like to feel in control in their own households. Being questioned on a habit they’ve had their entire married lives can be bewildering and hurtful. If your DIL won’t use her dishwasher, instead choosing to hand wash all her dishes, smile politely and keep your curiosity to yourself.