Your DIL doesn’t want to know what you think of her spending habits (and other painful truths).

Your DIL doesn’t want to know what you think of her spending habits and other painful truths.

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Want to know how to be a good mother-in-law? Any wife will tell you that learning to hold your tongue is job one. Yes, MIL, we KNOW you have so much valuable experience and wisdom to share. And your boy has grown accustomed to being cared for in that special way that is your personal signature.  Surely DIL would benefit from your tips on home care, skin care, wardrobe, hospitality, child rearing, cooking, gardening, community involvement, penmanship, charity work, the grandchildren's academics, and overall personal style. Right? Bless your heart, MIL.

We recently polled our Facebook Brain Trust and asked them to name the most critical times to hold your tongue if you're a Southern mother-in-law. The list was long:

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Every Southern Mama knows that good manners show other people that you respect them and that you were raised to treat others with kindness and courtesy.

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