How well do your parents & inlaws get on?

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@goingtotherooftopoflove:  In 6 years they’ve only met about once. They live hundreds of miles apart. I’d like them to be friendly, but I don’t expect them to be best friends. 

Post # 4
1646 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

They get along. We do family get togethers with both families and it always goes well. FMIL has ruffled some feathers here and there, though.

Post # 5
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

They live just down the road for each other, see each other every other day with our siblings sporting events (we all went to the same small, private high school). My mom and I occasionally go to tea rooms for lunch with his mom and sisters and stop by for dinner on occasions. 

Post # 6
8844 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

our moms are like best friends but sadly live quite a ways from each oher now.  our dads are VERY different people (although both wonderful) but get along ok.

Post # 7
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Ours do. We usually have Christmas dinner at my parents’ house, and they invite his parents. Usually for Thanksgiving and Easter as well. Works out great that my fiancé is an only child so they have nowhere else to be!

Post # 8
43 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

My parents and in-laws are cut from the same cloth, so they get along swimmingly. All of their friends and family also get along so well. It’s amazing! It sure made for a fun wedding reception!

Post # 9
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Fantastic – they’ve never met haha.

Post # 10
2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My in-laws and parents are all immigrants from Vietnam. Being from the Old Country, going through many of the same trials like living through a civil war, and being ultra traditional, they get along amazingly well. 

Post # 11
1013 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine just sort of tolerate one another. My in-laws are awesome! My parents are standoffish and occasionally rude :-/  They don’t hate each other, but will never be close. My mom is obsessively jealous of any time I spend with the in-laws.

Post # 12
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Not married just yet, but they hardly know each other, and we plan on keeping it that way (we’ve been together over 6 years). Distance isn’t a factor either, they live about 5 minutes away.

So far: His mother stopped by our engagement party this summer for an hour or so and spoke with my parents for a few minutes. His dad may have met one or both of my parents when my parents were helping my FI moved out of his apt last year- would not have been for more than 3 minutes.

He isn’t very close to his family for many, many good reasons. I celebrate Easter with them, and my family gets my FI for the rest of the holidays.

I won’t get too much into personal details, but my family doesn’t like his because of how they treat my FI. His family? Who cares if they like mine- we really have no idea if they do or don’t


Post # 13
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@goingtotherooftopoflove:  They get on decently well. They live 15 minutes away from each other, but rarely see each other. When they do, it’s pleasant conversation, but they’re just very different people. My parents are about 10 years older, different religion, different culture, different background.

Post # 14
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@goingtotherooftopoflove:  I am so lucky!  Both families get along very well.  We go to lots of events with both sets of parents, and everyone has a good time.  I adore my FMIL, and couldn’t feel more blessed that things worked out that way.

Post # 15
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

ours live thousands of miles apart and don’t speak the same language! oh well!

Post # 16
6631 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My parents and DH get along well.  What is really interesting is that when both set of my grandparents were alive they were friends. So the inlaws were friends and they traveled together.  For holidays they were invited over to each other’s places.  I loved the fact that my grandparents were friends. 

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