What do you like about your inlaws?

posted 2 years ago in Family
Post # 2
153 posts
Blushing bee

I actually really love my future in laws as well. Honestly I have dated guys before and if me and the family didnt work out I knew it really wouldn’t be a good idea to marry into the family. I really don’t see how so many girls can deal with this. I love my fiance’s entire family and feel very comfortable spending time with them even by myself. They have really stepped up when it comes to our wedding. I love my parents but my mom isn’t into wedding planning as much as I would have hoped for but his mom really is. So I have been getting a lil more help from her and trying to get my mom more involved. 

Post # 3
567 posts
Busy bee

I like….. that they live far enough away that I hardly see them!

Seriously can’t stand the immediate in-laws but the extended family has been nothing but kind and caring to me which I definitely appreciate.

Post # 4
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

AS I divorced their son they are no longer my inlaws, but we are still close (my ex MIL and I, my ex FIL has passed away). They both welcomed me to the family, she actually made my wedding gown, was always supportive-even of me leaving her son, and still keeps in touch. She is still my children’s grandmother and a wonderful one.

Post # 5
6667 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My inlaws welcomed me with open arms even though I was going through a divorce at the time and had a daughter from a previous marriage. They treat my daughter just like all the biological ones.

My in laws from my ex husband told me “even though our son is divorcing you, we will always love you and (daughter), and we will always support you”. And they have.

i am super blessed with the inlaws!

Post # 6
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love my inlaws. They are the most generous, caring, respectful, amazing, awesome people. I am closer to them than my own parents.

They are just perfect…like, I seriously won the in-law lottery. They are always there when we need them, but respect boundaries. They are not pushy, judgemental or crazy.

They’re awesome grandparents to our DD, and she absolutely loves them too. They are really, really great people.

Post # 7
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I should add that my poor DH is the one who got the shitty end of the in-law stick. My parents…well.. I’ll just leave it at that.

Post # 8
863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

The fact that they live 200 miles away and I only see them once a year.  

Post # 9
1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

I am not close to my inlaws and I have complained about them on here before but I love that when we go to see them they offer us so much food and try to make us comfortable and they also are always complimenting me saying I look so good and I look younger everytime I see them.

Post # 10
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have really only complained about one FSIL. The rest are great! We have had some kinks here and there, but they are wonderful to me and my son, who is from a previous marriage. I think that is what makes me truly love them. My son adores them and spends almost every other weekend at their house, they are true grandparents to him. My son was only 3 when he met FI’s parents and they welcomed him with open arms (he is almost 8 now). I get a little emotional just thinking about how great they are to my son and how much they love him. My FI and I now have a daughter together and they treat both of our children equally. They are also super family oriented and always have kind things to say to me. 

Post # 11
4655 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I love my future in laws!! Reading all these post I realize I really lucked up!! Both of my parents are deceased so it’s me and my grandpa and my teacher who basically adopted me! My grandpa don’t really talk to my SO much but when they’re around each other they get along great! My teacher is always coming to our house and treats me and my SO like her own so even though he doesn’t have in laws he still has them and they love him.

For my future in laws, my SOs mom died right before we met 5 years ago. His stepdad remarried and she is only 12 years older than me and my SO so me and her have a really strong bond. She’s like my older sister, not my MIL. His grandparents are also amazing and are like my grandparents! His dad has started to come around also. His dads wife died a couple of years ago so since then I haven’t had any problems with my future in laws. When she was alive, it was crazy and she always started problems. 

Its sad that between the two of us we only have 1 biological parent alive, but we have a great family. Even if we aren’t all related and it’s hard to explain to others. I wish we could’ve met each other’s parents but we know they would love each of us!

We are 22 and my FSIL are only 18 so I haven’t had a problem with them either. His stepdad also had a baby so when we get married I will have a sister in law that is 5! Hopefully her and our kids will be really close to each other!

Post # 12
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Laurenplusalex:  oh gosh- where do I begin. My in-laws are the most amazing people. 

I read alot of those threads where the in-laws sound like really horrendous people! I don’t know if I could put up with that! 

My in-laws have always included me in everything, I always feel welcome, they have never disrespected me. EVER. My MIL threw me my bridal shower to give you an idea of how close we are

Post # 13
2248 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

My FIL & SMIL (stepmother-in-law haha) are awesome!  They’re always inviting us over & cooking fantastic meals.  I have always felt welcomed there :).  I have three BILs, all of which are great guys too!

My MIL is ok.  We are two different people, so very different.  We get along, but she’s one of those people that are fine to be around but only for a short period of time haha.  I feel bad saying that, but it is what it is.  My SIL (who is 12) is cute, but contributes to the part of not wanting to be with them for so long.  She’s so smart & loves her brother so much, but she is really rather rude & obnoxious overall.  Luckily, my husband agrees & while I’ve never told him how I feel so honestly as I’ve had here, I kinda think he senses it.

Based on what I read on here sometimes, I definitely don’t have it bad/overall!

Post # 15
1055 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

Laurenplusalex:  I actually love my inlaws! I don’t have a bad thing to say about either of them. My biological parents on the other hand lol. I have a few choice words.

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