The Secrets Of Getting On Your Mother-In-Law's Good Side

EducationalAndrea LiComment

Have you ever heard of the saying ‘happy wife, happy life’? Consider this an extension of that.

After all this is the mother of your significant other. And while you don’t need to be besties, having a good rapport can only have upsides.

Ensure that your next family gathering is blissfully drama free and in the process maybe knock a few socks off.

  • Quality time is key - This is foundational in order to build the strongest relationships. Breaking down boundaries on common ground is the best way to get on the same page no matter how different you think you may be.

  • Common sense is key - Ask yourself ‘WWID’. What would I do, specifically with your friends. Friendships inform our best behavior in all of our relationships.

  • Communication is key - This is a no brainer folks. Without this everything is in peril of falling apart. Pay attention to key triggers and find a way to effectively address issues without ever directly being confrontational.

  • Always give credit where credit is due - Being mindful of where someone has come from and what they have built is just plain respectful. Give them the validation they deserve.

  • Respect each others values - Hey, we all have our own opinions. After all, if we all had the same views, this would be a very boring world indeed. So let’s give each other some room to breathe and celebrate our differences instead!

  • Focus on the positive - Because why not? Living intentionally and staying positive just makes the world a better place.

Brownie points are always a bonus. But who is keeping track anyway….aside from everyone. 😉

Let’s get serious for a moment however (as if we didn’t above). Material gifts should never eclipse quality time of togetherness. That being said, jewelry (quick plug) is one of the quickest way to a woman’s heart.

I have put together a gift guide of assorted baubles that are sure to please even the most discerning jewelry collector. Clinching a guaranteed home run for all, including casual jewelry wearers and mother-in-laws with finicky tastes.

Don’t forget that this is a good exercise for formulating a hero status game plan for the holidays as well. Perhaps for the Mrs. next time. 🎁

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