If you are going to have a relationship with your son it has got to be done through his wife. SIMPLE. You must befriend her. Call her. Show her respect, praise her. Does she send you cards, pictures? Thank her, tell her how much you appreciate her thinking of you and how important it is to you. Let her know you remember what it was like to be a mother and how busy and overwhelmed you felt. Let her know she is appreciated. Send a note or card, make every effort to include her in EVERYTHING. Encourage others to do this too. See if you can be her friend on Face Book. Every chance you get praise her on FB. Praise her pictures, recipies, activities, anything you can...let her know you have nothing but admiration for her. The biggest problems occur between MILs AND DILs due to competition and jealousy. Be her BF not your sons. Once she sees you care for her she will be your BFF. I wish my MIL was like this. Be real!
at 12:26 AM on Jan. 18, 2011