Zip Code:
Provider Type:

          Warning Signs of Future Mother-in-Law Problems

          February 19, 2010

          Finding a way to get along with your husband’s mother is crucial for the long-term success of your marriage. “People think ‘Once we get married, that will all go away.’ No, it won’t,” Dr. Phil says. If you want to know ahead of time if you’ll have in-law issues, read Dr. Phil’s warning signs:


          • Mother-in-law is insensitive; doesn’t respect boundaries
          • Mother-in-law is overly dependent on son for emotional and lifestyle support
          • Partner clearly puts mother-in-law needs/requests ahead of yours
          • Partner talks to mother daily; drops everything when she calls
          • Partner values mother’s advice and opinions over yours
          • Partner runs to mother when arguments occur
          • Mother-in-law attacks your character
          • Mother-in-law treats her son like he’s still a child/competes with you
          • During family gatherings, you’re overlooked or ignored by mother-in-law
          • Mother-in-law actively campaigns against your marriage

          For more information on how to deal with your in-laws, read Dr. Phil’s advice: 

          Be on the Show

          Need Dr. Phil’s Help?

          Share your story for a chance to be on the show!

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500
          Be on the Show

          Know a “Bad Bride”?

          Are you a bridesmaid under pressure to look “perfect?” Is the bride demanding that all her bridesmaids lose weight and get into shape before the big day?

          Be on the Show

          Know Someone Refusing to Act Their Age?

          Is your son or daughter a moocher and refusing to grow up? Is your loved one having a midlife crisis or wearing inappropriate clothing?

          Be on the Show

          At War with Mom?

          Do you feel she is your worst enemy? Can you not believe you are related to someone you dislike so much?

          Be on the Show

          Is a Narcissist Ruining Your Life?

          Do you suspect your partner/ family member to be a narcissist? Do they behave in a way that leaves you confused, distressed and fearful?

          Be on the Show

          Fighting Over A Family-Run Business?

          Are you part owner in a family business and feel like you don’t get your fair share of profits?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

          Simple Share Buttons
          Simple Share Buttons