Rule #49 - Avoid Controversial Topics

In The Daughter in Law Rules, Sally Shield's Rule#44 discourages women from discussing politics and religion with their MILs. In my opinion, the principle behind this rule is to avoid talking about any topics you know will cause your MIL to snort at you and ridicule your opinions.

Dont go there! If you know that certain topics ( eg: home education, organic meat, the new marriage course you are taking, etc.) are going to bring out her dark side, save yourself the breath and heartache and talk about neutral topics, instead: how she's feeling, the grandkids, or your dh.

I'm not saying you dont pursue those controversial areas of your life - go for it and have a great time doing it! Just dont discuss it with you MIL.

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