Snippet from our post on Yahoo Shine
I married the first time when I was very young. I was barely out of high school and still thought like a high school girl. I admit that my mother-in-law and I did not exactly “hit it off” and it actually took many years before we not only reached an understanding, but an actually deep and abiding love, respect and affection for each other. Even after I was no longer married to her son, I was still her daughter-in-law, and she was still my friend and grandmother to my children, even those born during my second marriage. I want my son or daughter-in-law to know a few things about being part of my family that I was fortunate enough to experience with my mother-in-law.
He’s your husband but he is still my son (and your wife, my daughter). Sometimes I will want to talk to him and I will call his cell phone. We aren’t talking about you. We aren’t criticizing you. It’s simply a way for this mom to stay in touch with her children. There is no ulterior motive and it is not because I don’t like you or don’t want to talk to you.
Make sure I spend time with my grandchildren when they come along, though there is no need to rush things. I know that they have your parents too, but it is important that children be loved and nurtured by all their grandparents. It’s natural for you to want to spend more time with your parents than me, and I understand that. But just remember that I want to see them too. If we live far apart let’s try to use whatever means possible to stay in touch.
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