How to have a better relationship with your mother-in-law

Your bond with your mother-in-law should be like a smooth drive towards a healthy relationship goal. It’s a job and pleasure of every bride to keep her mother-in-law happy and fulfilled with her gestures and love towards her.  Being an apple of the eye of your mother-in-law is a great achievement and will lead you to a greater adjustability in the new home environment and of course, an even happier married life. Here are few steps that will make your mother-in-law fall for you. The photographer, Mrinal Khatnani says “As a photographer when I try to capture this intricate relationship in my lenses there is this subtle essence which I see. I feel there should be a sense of understanding between any relation. When you see it you are able to capture it. There should be a reality which you could share without any bondage.”

Photo: Mrinal Khatnani Photography.

Accept each other

It is an essential part of any relationship, to accept each other. Keep your arms open and you have to let yourself accept her with all her flaws and perfections and she will do the same for you. You both may differ in your ideologies, a way of completing things and choice of living but then, in the end of the day, you have to live under the same roof and stay happy. Don’t pay attention to the things you don’t like and she is going to do the same. This kind of mutual understanding is necessary to build a strong relationship.

Photo: Mrinal Khatnani Photography.

Respect her age

She might not be the’ coolest mom’ you would have thought about but she is definitely the best of the person of her age. She is trying her best for diminishing the gaps between you and her and you should be no less in doing the same. Understand the fact that she is doing something which is likely to happen at her age and she is not intending to trouble you or anybody. Respect her fully and you will be on her good lists. You can also surprise her by gifting them a beautiful jar full of chocolates for ordering you can go for JAR Designs.

Photo: JAR Designs.

Be understanding

Sometimes it can be hard for mothers to let go of their son and watch them get married and have another woman in their life. It’s an adjustment for everyone. Try to be understanding and put yourself in her shoes. Think about how certain situations may make her feel, and how it would make you feel if you were in her position.

Photo: Mrinal Khatnani Photography.

Listen to learn

Just like having to communicate your feelings with your mother-in-law, she needs to be able to do the same with you. Take the time to listen to how she’s feeling and what she needs from you as her daughter-in-law. Ask her things like, “What can I do to improve our relationship?” You both have your own needs, so take the time to make sure those needs are met. A great relationship is a two-way street.

Photo: Mrinal Khatnani Photography.

Spent time with her

One-on-one time together is great. It allows the two of you to bond without any distractions. Get together for coffee or try out one of her favorite hobbies. Be willing to think outside the box and try something new. You can also cook with her. This will help your relationship to grow more. Take her for shopping and buy a beautiful saree or clutches. You can try Loca Chica which gives you a completeness in your dress.

Photo: Loca Chica.

Be polite

Whether you like your mother-in-law or not, you need to be polite when you’re around her. My husband isn’t a fan of my mother at all, but he’s incredibly polite on the rare occasion that we’re with her. He’ll take the time to ask her how she’s been and offer to pay for dinner. He’s learned to accept the fact that she is family regardless of his dislike for her. For the best restaurants to take your mother out or you can also make a cake at your home by calling a nice baker Bake-a-lavya is one of the best bakers in surat.

Photo: Bake-a-lavya.

You both will have your own strengths and weaknesses. There’s nothing wrong with that, so don’t waste your time trying to outdo her. It’s not worth it to waste your time stressing over the fact that she’s better than your at something. Rather than trying to be better than her, you should ask her for some of her favorite recipes and ask for her advice on making my meals more exciting. This will keep your relationship stronger.

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