1. A Daughter-in-Law’s Dilemma

    Holidays or anniversaries of loss often surprise me with surges of emotional memories about becoming a daughter-in-law. When I began relating to the woman who became my mother-in-law, I was a teenager eager to please, longing to gain her favor.  I felt honored -- but also afraid.  What if I failed to gain her approval? Because I struggled with feeling “in the way” and “not good enough,” …Read More