Building a strong relationship with your mother-in-law is one of the most important things when it comes to bonding with your new family after marriage. Unfortunately in our society, a mother-in-law is considered to have a negative mentality who treats her daughter-in-law disrespectfully. However, that isn’t the case in every household.
There are several mother-in-laws out their who love and treat their daughter-in-laws equally as if they’re the girls own mother. They keep no difference between their own soon and daughter-in-law. Besides you, your mother-in-law is the most important woman in your husband’s life who exists.
Here are a few ways to build a strong, loving and lasting relationship with your mother-in-law.
1. Spend Quality Time Together
As a daughter-in-law, it’s our right to care about her feelings, love her and respect her with all our heart. Even though sometimes it’s not as easy as it seems, but it takes one step at a time, there’s nothing in the world that can’t be pursued with a little effort and respect. Also this mother and daughter-in-law relationship isn’t a temporary one, it lasts a lifetime. Plan a lunch and shopping date, talk about random things you adore, ask what makes her happy, get to know each other well, slowly and gradually.
2. Compliment Her
Our mothers and our mother-in-laws need nothing from us, just some meaningful gestures and love is enough to brighten up their days. Make her wear her favorite bright color dresses and tell her to put on some makeup once in a while, compliment her and make her realize you’re genuine about it, tell her she looks beautiful and end it with a warm hug.
3. Bond Over Recipes
Get to know her favorite recipe and tell her about your favorite desi dishes as well. Moreover, you can surprise her and your husband by making your husband’s favorite food and get compliments from both of them. That’s a win win! We know the idea of cooking food to make your new family like you more sounds a bit mainstream, but cooking isn’t a job, it’s a survival skill one can’t avoid and one should learn how to cook even if a time comes if you and your husband have to move out and leave your joint family due to some reason and find a separate home to live in, cooking is always helpful.
Even if you don’t know how to cook, just bond over recipes and help her out in the kitchen by sorting out the dishes and decorating the dining table with beautiful crockery and cutlery. You can win her heart by following these little steps.
4. Surprise Her With Gifts Once In a While
Even though she doesn’t ever ask for presents herself, it’s always a great idea to surprise her with gifts once in a while. It doesn’t just has to be her birthday or Mother’s day – you can just randomly buy her favorite stuff whenever you’re shopping and surprise her with her favorite perfume, a pretty lawn dress and flowers.
5. Talk About Your Husband’s Childhood Memories
You love your husband and you’ll always want to discover his pasts and childhood stories. Discussing it with your mother-in-law would be the best option, no one knows your husband better than your mother-in-law and she won’t get tired telling you about his childhood. Ask her to take out old photos, albums, swap through those hilarious and embarrassing memories of your husband, this will help you get to know your better half even more and help you create a loving relationship with your mother-in-law.
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