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


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

  2. 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

  3. 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..

  4. 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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