Post # 1
On the bee, I see a lot of frustration with and hate towards future in laws. Post something you love about your future brother or sister in law for a change!
I’ll go first: My future sister in law has a HUGE heart. She gives anyone the benefit of the doubt, and offers her help where ever she can. She was the girl in highschool that every girl wanted to be friends with and every guy wanted to date, which can be intimidating, but she is such a sweet person. I love her for that!
Post # 3
@thehappiestbridetobe: Aww great thread!
My FI has two brothers, and generally both of them, and their wives, are really great.
One of his brothers can frankly be a bit of an asshole sometimes, but one time FI and I went to a concert with him and I got dangerously dehydrated, and while FI was freaking out for me a bit, he was so good at being level headed, and when we got to the medics he was really helpful at making sure I wasn’t forced to go to the hospital, which I did not want to do. I’ve been dehydrated before, though not quite like that, but I knew all I needed was a lot of water and to sit somewhere with plenty of air to breathe. And then once the crisis was over and we were still acting down, he got us to laugh. And instead of complaining about missing a couple of songs he commended me for pulling my shit together to enhoy the last few, though obviously not from the middle of the crowd again 😛
That was actually the first night of 8 concerts in 7 days for FI and I (6 were Phish) and I was totally awesome for all the rest.
Post # 4
@ladyamalthea: Haha being calm is a GOOD trait to have, that’s awesome!
Post # 5
My sister in law has always been very open and welcoming to me and even though I love my husband’s parents I can be more myself around his sister than everyone else in his whole family.
Post # 6
I have in-law issues, only with his dad though. His mum and his brother are incredibly lovely, warm, generous people. His brother is a real handyman, and the first time he came to visit us from Europe (we live in Asia), he went around the entire apartment fixing up all the little plumbing, electrical etc issues we had without being asked. And even though his English is very basic, he made an effort to brush up on it before he came to visit, and always makes jokes to communicate.
Post # 7
I couldn’t have asked for a better family on my FI’s side. He’s an only child so I don’t have a FSIL or FBIL but his mom and dad are so nice. They’ve always been nothing but sweet and kind to me. His mom in particular is super chill and fun and all our friends love her!
Post # 8
Well she is now my SIL, but my DHs sister is lovely! We don’t see each other very often because we live in different places but she is really nice. I am so blessed to have such a great SIL.
Post # 9
Both of my FSILs are so sweet and super excited about me marrying their brother. We’re friends and love to spend time together and I am happy to be becoming a memeber of their family and spending even more time with them in the future. FBIL is also a really sweet great guy love him too!
Post # 10
My FBIL is super sweet! He has treated me with kindness and warmth since the first day we met. I hear lots of horror stories and I am very grateful to have such an awesome FBIL.
Post # 11
@thehappiestbridetobe: FI has a little sister and for her age, now 20, she’s such a strong woman. She made mistakes when she was younger and hurt a lot of people. She ended up living with an abusive fiance and none of us knew where or how to contact her. Alone in that situation, she decided to leave and go back home and make amends for all that she’d done wrong. She went to court and pressed charges and got a restraining order against the fiance and has since gone back to college. She’ll be getting her associates soon from the local community college and then transfer to a university for her bachelor’s and hopes to go to med school next. We’re incredibly proud of how far she’s come. She’s truly remarkable.
Post # 12
My SO’s sister was a God send when SO was in hospital. SO and I were not on speaking terms for two months before he was sent to hospital. He told his sister to text me his location. She was also a wonderful listener when I told her what was going on with SO as she lives interstate she doesn’t know what is going on with SO. I really like her.
His brother on the other hand, don’t know much about him. He lives on the other side of the country. He seems to focused on himself, and I rarely have had one on one chats with him. He is the clear favourite golden child in the family. SO’s mother thinks he should be on a pedestal.
Post # 13
@SunflowerGarden: She sounds great 🙂
@peonyinparis: Wow that’s soo nice!
@Kazza: It’s just like having another set of parents! 🙂
@FromA2B2013: You are lucky for sure – it makes life easier when everyone enjoys each others company and gets along!
@USAandKSA: That’s awesome!
@dulcevida: I do too and I can’t even imagine! I think it’s normal for them to drive you crazy like your own siblings do but some stories about huge knock out fights with in laws just make me so glad I haven’t ever had to deal with that!
@HonoraryNerd: Wow she sounds like she is in a much better place now – good for her!
@SmileyKitty: She sounds so sweet!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
Once we got through the destination wedding issue, my in-laws are generally really nice — just like my own family.
My in-laws are super excited about the wedding and have more than once helped baby-sit our dog.
My future mom-in-law helped me fix my veil that I bought from DB; it was coming off. She also shares a lot of recipes with me. It’s been really nice getting help from her with bargain hunting at dollar stores; etc. She’s really, really thoughtful.
My future oma-in-law gives me a lot of recipes and cooking tips as well! I get all my authentic German recipes from her.
My most fun moment with my future brother- in-laws would be hanging with SO (before we got engaged) and his brothers at an Ed Guy concert.
Earlier today, my future sister-in-law was like, “Woo hoo! Party mode!” Asking me when I was available and asking for contacts of people I’m close with. She was excited in throwing me a shower.
Post # 15
@thehappiestbridetobe: I *LOVE* my future in-laws. FI has a small family. And while have their quirks, but are all so sweet. They always tel. Me that it feels like I’ve been part of their family for much longer than I have, because I fit in so well.
Post # 16
My SIL is wicked intelligent. Like…my DH is the smartest person I know, but his sister is smarter than him by a lot. She’s also really funny, and she was super sweet to me at the wedding. She said I made excellent music choices and even danced with me even though it was the 2nd time I’d ever seen her. She lives in CA near MIL and FIL so she keeps them company since DH is out here with me. She also paid for my brake job on my old car ($1200 – I had to have the entire rear brake structure replaced) as a wedding gift bc I would have had to pay for it out of my honeymoon savings if she hadn’t. 🙂