Monday, August 22, 2016

5 Reasons to Get Along With Your Mother-in-Law

5 Reasons to Get Along With Your Mother-in-Law ,man mom family happy

They say you not only marry the girl but also her family. Though we have heard enough jokes and stories about how men can never get along with their mothers-in-law, there are enough reasons to give friendship a chance. We tell you why it is important to be on good terms with the mother of your better half. 

1. She means a lot to your spouse
The simplest of reasons why it is important for you to respect and love your mother-in-law is the fact that she is an important part of your wife’s life. When you marry someone, you automatically marry their family as well. It would mean a lot to your wife if you give her mother the same kind of affection that you give to your mother.
2. It will help you understand your wife better
Since your wife is her daughter, there are bound to be some similarities in their behavioral patterns and attitudes about certain things in life. Trying to understand your mother-in-law can indirectly help you know your wife better. Also, as you interact with your mum-in-law and learn more and more about how things were when your wife was growing up, it will give you some perspective as to what shapes her present day personality.
3. A rift with your mother-in-law could harm your marriage
If you and your mother-in-law are constantly fighting and arguing then eventually, this is bound to start affecting your marriage negatively. You will soon start having disputes with your wife regarding her mother and would expect your better half to take your side in an argument. By putting her in a tough spot, you are inviting stress in your marriage.

4. It will reduce stress
If you do not get along well with your mother-in-law then this would be a cause for disputes on every family get together. Be it weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, or promotion parties, there will always be stress among the family members since you two are not able to work things out. So, work the other way round and efflower your relationship with your mum-in-law.
5. She can help you solve disputes
Since no one understands your wife better than her own mother, being on friendly terms with your mother-in-law can actually come in handy when things go bad in your marriage. You can always rely on your mum-in-law to act as a bridge and try and make things right between you and your wife. In such scenarios, she will be able to get through to your wife more easily than you.

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