(Closed) My fiance is an only child, how to handle my FMIL?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

How is your FI towards his mom? Can he stand up to her and let her know when she’s butting into your relationship? The way he acts will be how issues will be handled in the future.

Also, do you get along with your FMIL? If so, you might be able to distract her from giving so much attention to your FI by spending time with her one on one…

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My MIL is extremely focused on her sons (she has two) and I was very nervous about getting married and moving 6 minutes away from her, but things have been great!

I thin the two important things you should do is sit down you fiance for a talk and explain your fears and apprehensions so he is extra sensitive about it (he needs to be on your side!)

Then I would also make a concerted effort to reach out to his mom, spend time together, visit with her at her house or have his parent(s?) over for dinner.  The key is to nip it in the bud and kill her with kindness.  Make her feel like you’re becoming her new family!

I hope it all goes smoothly!

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