No one wants another woman butting into their relationship. There is one, however, that we just can’t avoid: your mother in law. On the Today Show this morning, Cosmopolitan‘s Joyce Chang and psychotherapist Robi Ludwig chimed in on the entangled relationship, averring that there is some truth in finding a mama’s boy. “You find a man who likes his mother, he’ll be good to you,” they said. Here are some other noteworthy tips from the pros:
1. Don’t make your man choose sides. There is room for both kinds of love.
2. Be honest with your husband about your feelings regarding your mother-in-law, and let him help navigate them appropriately.
3. Remember that he chose you because you felt familiar to him in some way. May want to thank mom for that.
4. Try to find something you like about your mother-in-law, ask her about herself, and always be kind.
Lots of <3,