Can you have a close friendship with your sister-in-law? Should you be friends with your sister-in-law or other family members? What can you do to stay merely “friendly” with a sister-in-law who is difficult?
July’s friendship question at The HerStories Project comes from a woman who is trying to forge a friendship with a new sister-in-law who is clearly not returning the warm feelings and intentions. What should our letter writer do? I hope you’ll read the question and add your opinion to mine as my take is just one way to go.
You can see a list of all the friendship questions I’ve answered here. And in case you missed it, last week I put together a list of my midyearpodcast and book favorites.
Nina Badzin is a freelance writer, a lead writing instructor at ModernWell in Minneapolis as well as ModernWell's book club director. She reviews 50 books a year on her blog, writes reviews for other sites, and has a friendship advice column at The HerStories Project. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and four children.
Welcome! I'm a freelance writer and a lead writing instructor at ModernWell in Minneapolis as well as ModernWell's book club director. I review 50 books a year on this site and write reviews, essays, short stories, and friendship advice elsewhere. I live in Minneapolis with my husband and four children. I'm so glad you found your way here.