(Closed) How often do you see your in-laws?

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: On average, how often do you see your in-laws or FILs?
    At least once a week. : (22 votes)
    19 %
    Every other week, they live nearby. : (21 votes)
    18 %
    Every other week, although they live far from us. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Once a month, they live nearby. : (11 votes)
    9 %
    Once a month, they live far from us. : (5 votes)
    4 %
    Every other month, they live nearby. : (8 votes)
    7 %
    Every other month, they live far from us. : (10 votes)
    8 %
    Mostly on holidays, they live nearby. : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Mostly on holidays, they live far from us. : (15 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    DH’s parents live 10 minutes away, we rent from them, and I love hanging out with them.  We go over to their place every Monday for dinner/games/hang out time, and occasionally we’ll do lunch on Sunday for special occasions (like birthdays, Mother’s Day, etc).  I love my in-laws!

    My parents, we probably see 1-2x a month, just because they live almost an hour from us and they’re very, very busy.

    Post # 4
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    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We see both my parents and his parents a couple of times a year.  They both live a plane ride away from us (and in opposite directions so we can’t see both in a single trip).

    These visits often coinside with holidays, but not always.

    Post # 5
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We normally go to my FIL’s for dinner every other week or so. They live about 20 minutes away. I see my parents every weekend since my mom and I normally go garage saleing every Saturday. My parents live about 20 minutes in the opposite direction. It’s nice to have both families so local.

    Post # 6
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Both our parents live a half hour away in different directions. We see them both at least once a week, if not more.

    Post # 7
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    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    When they lived close we used to see them about once a month, his parents have moved across the country though and his sister has moved across the province so we will probably only see them once or twice a year now

    Post # 8
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    9825 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Like 2-3 times a year.

    Post # 9
    Member
    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have never met my FMIL….hopefully I will at the wedding but we are are having some trouble with obtaining a visa.  She lives in Africa so when we are married I think it will only be once a year or every other year that we see her.

    Post # 10
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    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Usually about 3 times a year. This year there are a TON of weddings in DH’s home state so we will see at least my MIL more often. They live far, either a 10 hour car ride or a 2 hour plane ride. And they don’t ever come out to visit us (don’t get me started on this) so the pressure is on us to visit them.

    Post # 11
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    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We visit both of our parents every week or so, sometimes every other week, or sometimes more than once a week!

    ETA: They both live about 15 minutes away from us.

    Post # 12
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    pretty much every weekend or so

    Post # 13
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    1096 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My FIL’s live in California and we live in NC so we rarely see them. They don’t come here ever, we have to go out there to visit. My parents live in NY and we usually go visit once a year and then they come visit us about 3 times a year.

    Post # 14
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    2714 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We see them once a week… They live 10 minutes away from us so we usually drop by after work or on the weekends. Thankfully they are the best in-laws ever and I love spending time with them! I live far from my parents and miss them terribly, FI’s parents really took me in as one of their own and I couldn’t be happier/more grateful for my fabulous in-laws!

    Post # 15
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    DHs parents live 10 hours (driving) away. So far we have seen them about 4 times this year but its been more than usual. Normally we see them maybe every other or every 2 months. Part of it is that my SIL lives about 45 mins from us and has 3 kids so they go to visit their grandbabies fairly often and we see them while they are up.

    Post # 16
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    2462 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    we used to live nearby, and so then we’d see them once a week or so, usually for a weekly dinner. now we live further away– dh goes home 4 times a year to go into his office for work (he works from home but his office is near his parents’), so he sees them more than i do. i’ve only gone back for thanksgiving and for wedding-related events since we moved. they’ve come here twice since we’ve moved. since our wedding last august, i’ve seen them only over 2 weekends, once when they were here and once when we were there.

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