By Kimberly Fusaro
When a friendship or relationship gets difficult you can always end it, but you can't exactly sever ties with your mother-in-law. So what's a levelheaded woman to do when faced with a case of the crazies? Rather than flat-out ignoring her (or letting her walk all over you) consider the advice below from pros who have helped solve our trickiest mother-in-law run-ins. Their strategies will help you get through your next visit-without letting your mother-in-law get the best of you.
Type 1: The "He'll Always Be My Baby" Mother-in-Law
What She Does: She drops by your home with his favorite casserole-plus, more for the freezer!-even though you know full well how to cook. She's also been known to stop by with new T-shirts and socks a few times a year. ("Mama knows the kind he likes best!")
What You Should Do: This mother-in-law knows no boundaries, so it's up to your husband-especially early in your marriage-to define them. Decide, as a couple, where and whenRead More »from Dealing with a Difficult Mother-in-Law