In-Law Corner


Ever wish someone was in your corner when it comes to in-laws? Our columnist Nadia Shah shares answers to some of the most common questions around South Asian in-laws and cultural expectations in this section.

Coping With Difficult In-Laws

By Nadia Shah @desiinlaws & online at: When Your In-Laws Relationship Isn’t Positive at All, What Can You Do? Most of the time I advocate putting in as much effort as possible to improve in-law relationships. But at some point, you get exhausted from all the effort you’re putting

When In-Laws Aren’t ‘Outlaws’

By Sweta Vikram, Guest Contributor   A Personal Essay I was chatting with my mother-in-law in Mumbai about an upcoming wedding in New Delhi, on one of my India visits, when she said, “Beta, the blouse for your sari is ready. It’s a beautiful red with a low back.” For

Communicating Style When It Comes to In-Laws

By Nadia Shah @desiinlaws & online at: This post was originally published here. As most of you already realize, in-law relationships vary from culture to culture and even from family to family. For example, in South Asian countries you’ll probably find many daughter-in-laws (DILs) moving in with their husbands’