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by Felicitas Heyne, Psychologist and Book-Author

Topics: Career, Communication, Crisis, Education, Happiness, Health, Introversion, Life, Love, Personal Development, Personality, Psychology, Self-Confidence

How to cope with a difficult Mother in Law

In surveys 25 – 30% of all women regularly report that their partnership is suffering from a difficult relationship between themselves and their mother-in-law. Today experts assume that one of the two partners’ mother-in-law plays a decisive role in approximately 12.5% of all marriages ending up before a divorce court. In other words, every eight marriage (also) fails due to the mother of one of the partners. In surveys the daughters-in-law clearly outnumber the sons-in-law with their grievances. Although the latter enjoy telling ribald jokes about their mother-in-law at the regulars‘ table, all in all they generally appear to be at least satisfied when asked a little more seriously. Continue reading ...