How to avoid a bad start with your mother-in-law: 3 tips

In the September 2008 issue of Best Health magazine, on newsstands today, advice columnist Ellie Tesher, host of the Slice-TV

In the September 2008 issue of Best Health magazine, on newsstands today, advice columnist Ellie Tesher, host of the Slice-TV show Outlaw In-Laws, discusses the in-law relationship in her article "When Your Mother-in-Law Is No Joke." In the story, she offers 3 tips for new "DILs" (that’s daughters-in-law) who want to avoid a bad start with their mothers-in-law. They are:

1. Don’t seek an indulgent mother figure. This is especially dangerous if you’re unlikely to become the "obedient" daughter.

2. Don’t expect to be housed, fed and/or financed without having to follow in-laws’ house rules and demands.

3. Don’t rely on your MIL’s babysitting service if you are not prepared for your child to be influenced by her.

What do you think? Do you have some tips to add to the list?

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