For those who live with your inlaws…

posted 2 years ago in Family
Post # 2
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

I don’t live with my ILs so I can’t offer any real-life advice, but if it were me the only way I could make it work is if the person moving in, my husband and I had a clear agreement on how long they were going to be staying and what sort of boundaries would be expected.

It’s not really fair of your FI to be mad at you over that text, you do need to vent somewhere. It might not be nice to see, but it’s also understandable. I wouldn’t be worrying about his jokes (you will most likely get used to those) so much as I would be about his willingness to do his share of the housework and to give you guys the space you need.

Post # 3
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2025

hp520:  I don’t live with my in-laws either, but if you’re still living in that one bedroom apartment, it’s definitely not enough room (zero privacy).

Disagreements are bound to happen. Your FI is going to be stuck in the middle so choose wisely and pick your battles!

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