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How To Deal With a Difficult Daughter-in-Law

Watch more How to Improve Family Relationships videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Deal with a difficult daughter-in-law by using your smarts, your heart, and this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Keep quiet Keep quiet and respect his choice. Use breathing techniques to center and distance yourself, and learn to give up control. This is his choice; you have to live with it. Step 2: Model cordial behavior Model cordial behavior -- be poised, polite, and mature -- no matter how crass and clueless she might be. Step 3: Communicate uncritically Communicate clearly and uncritically to her that you will not indulge or take part in gossip or unkind comments, and that you don't want a fight. Tip Understand that you can't protect him from everything, and that he has to take responsibility for his choices. Step 4: Address the problem Address the problem with your son diplomatically, framing it as if asking his advice on whether you should broach it with her. He may elect to do it himself. Step 5: Make peace Attempt to make peace with her. Be creative in helping her feel like part of the family. You don't always get the daughter-in-law you dreamed of. Tip Remember that this woman may become the mother of your grandchildren. Step 6: Maintain your dignity Maintain your dignity and positive attitude. Savor the few moments that are good and remember that not everyone is crazy about you all the time, either. Did You Know? Did you know? Of a group of mothers and daughters-in-law who initially disliked one another, 10 percent never mended, 30 percent got over it quickly, and 60 percent got along later.
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