Sun 21 Oct 2012
Day 21: 31 Days of Life in the StepMom Trenches (Vlogtober)
Our mother-in-law. She is the reason we have our wonderful husband. While she gave us a great guy, sometimes she can also give us a slight headache. I’ve heard from numerous stepmoms how their mother-in-law can’t let go of “stuff” the ex does and seems to think that their son’s new wife holds all the answers to her questions.
Personally, I can attest to getting some interesting comments and questions from my mother-in-law too. Because I love her and I love my husband, I had to put up some boundaries. Sharing today some boundary setting techniques when you struggle with your husband’s side of the family.
Hope this vlog makes you laugh a little, realize you are not alone and that you gain some valuable knowledge.
Takeaway: Understand that if your mother-in-law asks you questions about the mother of your stepkids, compares you to her or just brings her up there is a high chance you aren’t going to enjoy it and you are not alone in that. If you find that her words are building a wall between you, consider speaking in love to your husband about it and ask him to put up a boundary with his mom.
Are mother-in-law issues an issue for you? Do you find setting boundaries helps?