Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The FMIL

The Future Mother-In-Law!

Let me start by saying that I do not have issues with my mother-in-law. She is 'old school' and does not meddle. Besides, my husband is wonderful and she gets some points for that!

When you watch old movies and television shows, you get the distinct impression that the troublesome party is always the mother of the bride. However, in my professional experience, when issues do arise, they are most often between the wife (or fiancee) and the mother of the groom! Agree or disagree?

With so many newly engaged couples, I thought it might be nice to give them some advice on how to handle any tensions that could interrupt the joy of planning. Best to start off on the right foot!

I found a wonderful and humorous book that details exactly how to keep the peace and harmony. Leave me a comment with your FMIL dilemma or advice and I will gift one reader with the book! Winner will be selected randomly and announced on Friday, January 16, 2009.

2 comments:

bonitacorina said...

Always have your FH handle the situation if its a touchy subject that way its never becaomes a she said, she said and your hubby doesnt have to get in the middle of a sticky situation. Having him handle certain things elimanated that possiblity from the get go. Believe me I know!!!

rosanam said...

For the most part I have a wonderful MIL, but during the planning of our wedding I was reminded time and time again that I was marrying her one and only son let alone child. She had an opinion about everything, how much things should cost what she thought he liked. I just had to remember that I was marrying her son, not her! That I knew what my future husband liked that's why we were getting married. So my advice is listen to the opinions of the FMIL because trust me there will be plenty of them... but your wedding day is about you and the love of your life not his mother! HAHA. Once she sees how happy he is and you make him.. she will forget all about that you didn't listen to her about what types of flowers to use.