May 18 2018
4 ways to make friends with sister-in-law
Sister-in-law is a relationship as scary as mother-in-law for many of the brides. You may be worried whether they will share their brother's love with you. If your sister-in-law is the only female whom your husband has ever encountered in life, things would be more complex. But, wait! Why don't you keep your anxieties aside and try to find the sister in your sister-in-law? What if she is waiting for a girlfriend for her spa sessions? What if she is all set to welcome a sister in her life? Same like mother-in-law, it is pre conceived notions that create unnecessary problems.
Plan and Execute together
Whether it is your husband's birthday or the anniversary of your in-laws, never try to overdo it by trying to grab the whole attention and credit. You can collaborate with your sister-in-law and do a wonderful job. These family functions are the best time to connect with her. You can take her ideas too and give some consideration even if you do not agree with her tastes. Instead of being the star of the event, be the stars of the event, together. Why not try twinning with your sister-in-law for the next family event?
She is not a competition
Never treat your sister-in-law like a rival or competitor. You both are not running a race or trying to take each other's place. Firstly understand that you both are having different positions in your husband's life and no one can take it. You have to cooperate and love each other to raise a good family. If you both become friends, half the headache of your husband is gone. This will also ensure that you have one more family member beside you, for every future family arguments. The harmony of your relationship can bring the beautiful symphony of love in the family.
'The Man' is not the only topic
Make sure that you don't talk much about the man in the picture. But, you can always give her a chance to share your husband's childhood memories and secrets in school. She can be the best partner in crime to prank your hubby or plan his surprise birthday party. Find out other common interests for both of you that can bring you both closer. Plan a trip and enjoy the girls gang party and stay happy throughout the journey of your life.
Let the start be the best
Get a thoughtful gift for your sister-in-law which can be given on the wedding day itself. You can create a good rapport with her from the very first day. Do not try to show that you know your partner better, you may lose the game. Understand and accept each other and your roles. This will help in unnecessary judgements. Stand together for every trouble that comes to family and make your sister-in-law, your best friend forever. A good beginning will ensure that everything falls in place in the rest of your life.