This is Etiquette Monster, Jezebel’s advice column where senior writer Madeleine Davies gets worked up and starts screaming about manners. Have a question about etiquette? Email Madeleine at your own risk.
Meeting your partner's parents for the first time is notoriously stressful. But if you keep a few tips in mind, your first encounter can be less like a crappy Ben Stiller movie, and more like the start of a good relationship.
Last week, we gave some tips on feeding your family over Thanksgiving. Today: advice on how to avoid killing them.
Today, Cafemom identified one of the most horrifying phenomena known to man or woman: the in-law (or partner's parent) sex talk:
Today GMA reported that in the mother/daughter-in-law relationship the "power struggle is very primal." While both should compromise, it's clear who the folks at GMA think is at fault. Let that be a comfort to you during passive-aggressive family festivities.
Although the man vs. mother-in-law dynamic has long been the focus of family jokes, new research suggests that in-law conflict occurs more often between mothers and their daughters-in-law. For her new book What Do You Want From Me? Dr. Terri Apter, a Cambridge University psychologist and senior tutor, researched…