Post # 1
By coincidence my parents (who live in NZ) and my inlaws (who live here in Melbourne) both happened to be in London at the same time – his have been visiting family in the UK for three weeks, mine have been doing a jealousy-inducing trip including Italy (mainly Rome, which I cannot WAIT to see), London & Paris.
They’ve met a few times before so decided to engineer a catch up. Spoke to mum last night and apparently they met up in the morning at a cafe and were together for TWO HOURS. I’d love to have been a fly on the wall to know what they were talking about! lol. So to answer my own question… I’d say they get on pretty well 😉 haha. FH & I were both quite surprised they were chatting for so long!
Oh, and apparently MIL-to-be has bought her outfit for the wedding in London & showed mum photos but mum point blank refused to give me any details, lol. I’m sure I’ll see all the photos when we catch up with FH’s folks when they’re back. I’m lucky to be very close to MIL and she was so excited by the prospect of shopping for that in London.
Post # 3
@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
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
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
- 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
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
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
Fantastic – they’ve never met haha.
Post # 10
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
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
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
@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
@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
ours live thousands of miles apart and don’t speak the same language! oh well!
Post # 16
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.