mother in laws

When your well-meaning comments meet with snippy replies, how do you deal with your daughter-in-law?
There's a reason these ladies are former mothers-in-law.
First of all, everyone involved is an adult. This makes them peers. No longer is the parent-child dynamic in play... or at least, it shouldn't be. Adults are presumed to be independent, capable of decision-making, and no longer in need of active, hands-on parenting.
My problem is my daughter. I raised her as a single parent along with my son. I gave them a decent life and have a good relationship with my son as I did with my daughter until about 12 years ago.
As a mother, I cannot imagine that anyone could love my children as much or as unconditionally as I love them.
Somewhere, personalizing a wedding got confused with slapping a monogram on anything that was markable, and replicating every cute idea seen around the blogosphere.
At some point, it also occurred to me: As the mother of two boys, it's possible that I could someday have two daughters-in-law. And it's very possible (read: guaranteed) that I will occasionally say and do the wrong things.
Remember, your relationship with your mother-in-law is one that is going to last a long, long time. The more you can do to make it blossom, the better! (
I will never send job opportunities to my son that require him to move far away and tell you that you shouldn't go with him
When a mother-in-law forces her son to choose between his fiancé or wife over his mother, she is always going to lose.
Divorce seemed like some place in Gulliver's Travels, or my concept of Aruba: a faraway place that was fun and sexy. But I only wanted to read about it.