Post # 1
I’m currently in Saint Augustine with FI and his family for the holidays.
It’s been a great week. Tonight, going to a martini bar with my FMIL before FI head home. I love the girl time with her. I hear so many horror stories about FMILs. Let me hear from others that have a great relationship with thier FMILs.
Post # 3
I have a great relationship with mine!! I think we talk more than FI and her lol. he advises me on how to deal with any of his bull lol.
She is a wonderful woman and she told me that when she first met me she knew I was important (at the time not that we would marry but I was Very improtant)
She is awesome!!!
Post # 4
Also when my FI saw how we bonded or rather just talked when we first met, HE knew at that point he couldnt let me go!!
Post # 5
I love this thread. I always see so many people complaining about their inlaws. But for me, they are the family that I have been wanting for so long. I am gaining an entire family of welcoming, loving people. And especially his Mom. LOVE her. It’s sad to say, but my own mother has always been all about herself. She remains that way through my adulthood. I feel lucky to have not only found my guy, but that he comes attached to such a wonderful group of people.
Post # 6
Love my MIL to pieces. Weve always got along and now DH and I live right next door! Lol it was an amazing house that we couldnt pass up,and MIL and FIL live next door. MIL is amazing she never intrudes on us, or invites herself over.
Post # 7
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
I LOVE my FMIL! She’s always been so warm and welcoming, and we have a really great relationship. We can hang out, go out for drinks, and I think us being close has made FI’s relationship with her smoother and easier. They get along but don’t always have much in common. We have a sleepover planned for next weekend to watch wedding shows and finish up our invitations whilf FSFIL is out of town and FI is working the overnight.
Post # 8
I have been married for 30 years. I am closer to my MIL than I ever was to my own mother. She is now 85, a fantastic woman and loved by all. I am very lucky to have her in my life.
Post # 9
I love my FMIL too! She’s so different from my own mother, it’s very refreshing!!
Post # 10
My FMIL is in her late 70’s, so there’s no going out for martinis, but she’s very sweet and has always been welcoming to me. FI is rather notorious for not seeing his family very often (only sees his sister and BIL when he goes over for holiday dinners really), but he does visit him mom weekly to pick up his mail and/or drive her to medical appointments.
She’s not like a mother to me, but she is a sweet, funny and kind woman who has never caused us any of the difficulties that I read or hear about. In fact, she is the reason we are having a traditional wedding at all (as opposed to a DW or eloping).
Post # 11
It’s so wonderful to hear everyone’s stories. Last night I learned that my fmil and I had very similar upbringing. Makes me feel even more close to her. 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
@MissSangria: That’s great! I wish I had the same relationship with my FMIL. She is nice, no doubt, but just not into anything fun, really. She has other issues going on, too. It’s a bummer.
Post # 13
@MissSangria – kinda off topic – are you getting married in St. Augustine? Me too! 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I love mine! His whole family is pretty great 🙂 I feel quite lucky, because I know that it’s not always the case for some girls. She’s been amazing about wedding stuff so far too… “Just let me know if you want me to help with anything! But only if you want, I don’t want to step on your toes…” I almost did a double take!
Post # 15
I love my FMIL too! I’m always so sad to hear MIL horror stories, but then so grateful that I landed an awesome one.
She is just so sweet. My SO had told her I was discouraged about job hunting and interviewing, so she sent me the loveliest message telling me to keep my chin up. Then she went on to say she is so looking forward to seeing me at Christmas because all of her family will finally be under one roof. I’m just so happy she already considers me one of the bunch.
Plus, when I went over to visit my SO and his family in England, she really took care of me! Made me all sorts of English food – Sunday roast, full English breakfast, eggs and soldiers, and she even put together a full little afternoon tea. It was such a treat and so thoughtful!
Post # 16
I love my in laws! We don’t necessarily hang out alone but they are wonderful wonderful people who I can count on for anything I need! 🙂