In Praise of FILs

posted 2 years ago in Married Life
Post # 2
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I absolutely LOVE my FFIL. He and FI are very much alike in looks and in temperment and FFIL has actually stepped in to be the dad figure I never had. He treats me no differently than his own biological daughter. I am very thankful to have both of FI’s parents in my life.

Post # 4
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

His dad is surprisingly tolerable, and I’m so, so grateful for that. I couldn’t stand him for 5 years or so, but once we got engaged, he started dating a lovely woman who has mellowed him out and now we can have conversations. I don’t mind spending time with him, and thats much better thab I thought it would ever get. It doesn’t sound great, but he’s definitely a silver lining when it comes to his family.

His mother, on the other hand, is a cun+.

Post # 7
710 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My FFIL is amazing.  I think FI is also the favororute but that’s a long story. FFIL is a bit socially awkward but is lovely to me and always includes me as part of the family. We often have in depth conversations about movies whike excluding FI because he doesn’t like them. He and his wife always ask about my pets (they are my life).  And more recently he bought us a car for us to pay him back for over the next fer years. He understands our life and a car not being top priority so he did this knowing how drastic of a difference is will make to us (it should have been more of a priority to us I realise now!).

He is just wonderful and I’m glad to have him in my life, especially as I don’t get along with FIs entire family. 

Post # 8
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My FFIL has treated me as he treats his own daughter since Day 1. He and my FI are very much alike, but I have a lot of weird little things in common with FFIL that are endearing. Like we’re both into the same foods so when we all go out, he and I will try new things while FMIL and FI won’t! He pokes fun at me often. His father texts me often and has a similar sense of humor. My FMIL is just as wonderful, I just think she is less outgoing. I’m very thankful that I get along with FI’s whole family, but it’s nice to have a “dad” around because mine is quite distant. 

When we moved halfway across the country, my future in-laws drove one of our cars there and helped us get settled. After protesting about them spending money on things I liked for our home, FFIL said “Look, if I want to spoil my future daughter in law, I’m gonna do it! Deal with it!”. <br />It’s not about the material thing….it was the fact that he says the same thing about his own children. 🙂 

Post # 9
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

PositiveThinking:  my FFIL is a wonderful man. He’s very kind, considerate and always is there if we need anything- the same for my MIL. They can be a little overprotective. But my fiancés brother died when he was little so I totally understand now we have a child of our own. they are also amazing grandparents, im very lucky x

Post # 12
2051 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

I adore both my MIL and FIL (I know that I am very lucky to be able to say that!). They are both total opposites, but compliment each other so well. My MIL is very sweet, soft-spoken and kind, but my FIL? He is loud, obnoxious and a complete jokester. He always wants to know where the party is and given my outgoing personality (vs my introverted DH) I absolutely LOVE when he comes to visit.

On a more sentimental note, he once bought me a beautiful necklace for Christmas. When I opened it he said “I bought this same necklace for your SIL. Now both my daughters have one.” It was so, so sweet and instantly melted my heart.

Post # 14
1666 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

PositiveThinking:  My FFIL is an absolutely incredible man. He worked extremely hard over the years to provide his family with the absolute best life he could. He is a seriously funny guy who loves to joke around, cooks amazing food, and is always ready to offer a dose of reality when needed.

He also realizes that sometimes its better to stay out of other people’s businessm something my FMIL has trouble doing at times – though she always has the absolute best intentions and I adore her as well. My FILs have always treated me like one of their kids and that is something I am very grateful for.

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