Can Mother-in-law and Daughter-in-law be friends?

I have witnessed Mother-in-law and Daughter-in-law as friends and they have a beautiful bonding. So it is not always true that they can only have a bitter relationship.

4 replies
Ranjana Kamo
August 5, 2017


Aman Singh August 11, 2017 - 2:28 pm

A real friendship can only blossom when mother-in-law welcomes her as a daughter and not a daughter-in-law.

Preeti Talwar August 10, 2017 - 4:35 pm

If the M.I.L is not possessive,jealous and large hearted,she can do wonders for their relationship.Times are changing,so are views,so it is possible to have a friendly relationship.The M.I.L should consider the D.I.L as her child and the D.I.L should regard her as her own mother

Malini Misra August 8, 2017 - 12:41 pm

Only if they want to. Sometimes one of the two has set pre-conceived notions about the role, which makes genuine interaction a problem. Sometimes, people are really pathetic, whatever one does, their doubts just dont go away, best is to leave it at a point. If flows naturally, then very good, if it doesnt, i dont see why its so necessary to be friends. I would say, even mutual respect is enough if not the world..

Priyam Subba August 8, 2017 - 1:10 am

Of course they can be friends or even close to mother and daughter. Really depends on both the people involved. High time we change the rules!

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