Rule #44 - Be prepared for being told how hard they worked back in their days

Accept that you will continuously be compared to their younger selves. “When we were young, we worked so hard and never complained!” or “girls these days just don't know how to run a house!”

In fact, think of it as moment to have a heart-to-heart with her and ask her how she managed to do it. She will love this (everyone loves to talk about themselves) and reminisce the glorified days where she had to do it all herself without a washing machine with a strict and controlling mother-in-law. While she is retelling her story, watch her with the utmost admiration and awe, ooh and aah at her trials and you will become the closer for it.

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