(Closed) NWR: In-Laws

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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3332 posts
Sugar bee

Sorry you’re having a tough time!  I’m with my ILs as well. They’re pretty good, albeit pretty different from my family.  The main thing that’s driving me crazy is my MIL’s obsession with grandchildren.  We’re not even close to having kids and she’s mentioned it about a million times.  They’ve actually made home improvement decisions based on what’s good for “grandchildren”.  Um…we’re at least 3-4 years away from that, so…

Post # 4
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1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It sounds like you’re at a house with my family!  πŸ˜€  It is a lot for people to get used to a loud family when they’re not used to it.  My family all interrupt and talk overtop of each other, and we all talk ALL THE TIME.  I think every boyfriend has been intimidated (and also like, “Oh so they’re ALL like you!” haha).  I find visits with the IL family hard because they are very distance and unemotional.  I find it to be a very cold experience mostly, and leave thinking “Uh, do they hate me?” every time.

Except his Oma!  She is the best!

Post # 5
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1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Jessie – my mom just showed me baby hat and mitten sets she bought from a church bazaar for ‘future grandchildren’ and told me to start ‘cranking them out’!  I feel your pain!  πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

@ Brianalaura At least I’m not the only one, I guess. πŸ˜‰  I have one of those loud and crazy families like your ILs, JuneBride.  I know it’s hard for my husband to deal with the noise at my family party. 

Post # 8
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1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Junebride – Yuck!  It’s hard to like people that you are insulted by (and then you have to hang out with them after!)  I had one of his uncles fight with me about hating teachers, which was great since I am going to be one and my sister is one.  You just have to do exactly what you’re doing; say “It’s only sometimes!”  πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

My FILs are pretty..interesting as well.  Bikers and biker chicks, mostly lol.

As for the baby thing, when I met FMIL, she asked me when we were going to start having kids, because she wants another grandbaby (FI’s brother has a little girl).  We weren’t even engaged at that point!  FI and I looked at each other and I told her it would happen when it happens lol

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Luckily both my parents and his parents already have grandchildren from our siblings, so I don’t think we’ll be feeling any pressure for a while. 

My family has been kind of crazy today too – I definitely know how you feel!!

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