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 hereAnd in case you missed it, last week I put together a list of my midyear podcast and book favorites.

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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.

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