In Laws. Love 'em or hate 'em?

posted 3 years ago in Family
  • poll: How do you feel about your in laws
    Love them! : (192 votes)
    49 %
    Hate them! : (44 votes)
    11 %
    Somewhere in the middle : (158 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Didnt say a word to me at our wedding. Left after the ceremony.  I am not a fan.  

    Hate is a strong word, yes, but i am very displeased.

    Post # 4
    8847 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    LOVE.  It’s a strong word but it doesn’t even start to cover it.  We both feel really lucky about the in-laws we inherited.

    Post # 5
    15011 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love them. They are always so sweet to me. I will say that it took a while for them to warm up to me, understandably so as I’m a second wife, but they were always nice. Now I know I can call any one of them at any time just for a chat. 

    Post # 6
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    I like them. We are not that close that I can say I ”love” them but I’m sure over the years it will be the case. I like them very, very much. They’re good people, and they’ve welcomed me into their family as soon as we’ve met.

    Post # 7
    1136 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    @Gabthebee:  Mine are really lovely but I do sometimes struggle with how different they are to my family. I’m so used to a big, crazy, loud, loving/affectionate, over the top family and my in-laws aren’t like that at all. Sometimes I struggle with certain things but they would never be intentionally nasty or hurtful. I’m grateful I don’t have in-laws like some bees! Eek!


    Post # 8
    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I love them! Especially my mother in law!

    My mother in law is a stay at home mum and she raised three kids who are really remarkable, kind, confident people. I really respect my mother in law for the way she raised her children. I feel very honoured being married to her oldest son.

    Post # 9
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @Gabthebee:  They’re not the in-laws yet but SO’s parents and step-parents are wonderful people. I’m happy to go over for a family dinner, even when my SO is working. Adore them completely, but I didn’t completely luck out. SO and I were both adopted and within the last few years, his biological mother has reached out to establish a relationship. She is not at all his parent or someone he views as a parent, but I hate her. Loathe. Despise. There aren’t enough words in the dictionary to describe how miserable I think she is.

    I’ll inherit great in-laws, but I’ve still got a burden to deal with for the rest of my life, if we do wind up together.

    Post # 10
    1168 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Gabthebee:  Its middle ground for me. FI’s parents are so very different from mine. I was raised with parents that would do almost anything, to make sure I was happy. They are still very active in my life. FI’s parents are just not the same. FI and I were 18 & 19 when we started dating, a lot has changed in 7 years. When we were younger I know FI’s mom blamed me when FI started hanging out around my family more. She really thought that our relationship was damaging him. She is much nicer now and HOPEFULLY does not feel that way about us. Still hard to get over 4-5 years of her thinking/treating/acting as if our relationship was toxic to my FI. 

    Post # 11
    448 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Love them

    FI dad is best friends with my SDad so we grew up with each other and each others parents. They treat me like a daughter. Love them 

    Post # 12
    1428 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

    We got back from a 12 day vacation with them, and they paid for pretty much everything, so I can safely say I LOVE THEM!  Super duper lucky.  Though it’s always a little weird/awkward, just being around a different family for so long, with different dynamics and stuff.  They say “Good for you” way too often, it almost feels patronizing, but whatever.  They have great intentions, and have always been nothing but wonderful and welcoming to me.  Wow, I feel like I’m bragging…  sorry!

    Post # 13
    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Gabthebee:  Somewhere in the middle. I have no issue with FFIL, he’s always been nice to me and I enjoy his dry sense of humor. FMIL, on the other hand, makes digs at me behind my back and to my face and I’ve never felt like she approves of FI and my relationship. I would not complain if we didn’t have to see her ever.

    Post # 14
    1372 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Love for sure!! 

    His family is like my life’s missing piece. I love having them around!

    Post # 15
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    i really love my FMIL and kinda feel ehhhh about my FFIL

    my fi loves both my parents a lot they all seem to click haha 

    Post # 16
    342 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    My in-laws are divorced.  I love my MIL.  I’ve only met FIL twice and I can’t say I’m his biggest fan but it’s not like I hate him or anything.

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