Post # 1
I find that a lot of brides on here have trouble with their FMIL. I’m wonder if this correlates to when you met them or how involved they have been in your dating relationship?
I met my FMIL when I was in high school. She went through a time where she didn’t like me, but she’s come around and now we have a great relationship. 🙂
What about you?
Post # 3
I met mine only a month or so after my husband and I started dating. His whole family came to restaurant we worked at and I was the hostess so I sat them. Didnt talk much because I was so nervous! BUT, we have a great relationship and they always say they love me more than their son (joking I hope!)
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I don’t remember exactly when I met FMIL, but I know it was early… because he still lived with his parents (he was in grad school VERY close to home at the time, so it didn’t seem too weird!). It must have been within the first couple of weeks.
I know his parents liked me right away… his last girlfriend was really weird in some ways and they didn’t care for her, and I at least had my stuff together. 😉
Post # 5
I met FI’s parents before we were technically dating, but after our first date. I loved his parents straight away.
Post # 6
I met mine about a month into the relationship. She insisted on meeting me sooner, but my guy didn’t want to "scare me away." lol
Post # 7
I met my FMIL about 8 months into the relationship. My honey is from Australia and his parents came out for an extended stay. His parents are a kick and I felt comfortable with them right away! Haven’t seen them since their visit, but we talk on the phone about once a month.
Post # 8
I met Mr. S’s mom about 4 months into us dating. She lived about 6 hours away from where we did at the time so it was a pretty big deal, I remember thinking that him wanting to take me all the way there must mean he felt the same way I did. She now lives 14 hours away and there are definately problems. I don’t think it’s all due to distance I think a lot has to do with their past relationship & her having trouble (understandably) letting go. His mom isn’t re-married and she has always been his support before. I am sure it’s hard to have someone come take some of that away. A lot of the problems feel more like a "power struggle" to me. Like if FH & I make a choice she questions it to him many times over. Luckily he is sticking to his choices on his own which means they are really what he wants too.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant
I technically met MIL before I met hubby!
I was a sophomore helping the freshman move in, and I knocked on hubby’s door and MIL came and answered the door. I actually chatted with her for a few minutes before I had even really talked to Mr. Toucan!
Post # 10
I met her about a month after we started dating, she’s quite a proper lady, and I was so nervous I swore (It wasn’t horrendous, but it wasn’t good either!). So I hope she took that in her stride. I stayed over at his house in separate rooms. Actually separate rooms at his house only got stopped about 6 months or so ago, we’ve been together over 3 years! (FYI not engaged as yet)
Post # 11
I met my FMIL when we were moving out of our dorms at the end of our freshman year of college (over 6 years ago!).
I don’t think she ever disliked me but I think it took her a little longer to "warm up" to me.
Post # 12
How did we meet? Ok. This is so funny. I just asked fiance b/c I completely forgot.
Him and I were having a bite to eat at a restaurant in the mall, his mom called and happen to be there shopping with his sister, so she asked if she could stop by. (At this time we had already been dating and serious)
She came in, ate with us, and left. It went wonderful.
Now we’ve been dating for around 2 1/2 years or something (I don’t keep track at all) and we’re engaged!!!!!!!!!
I loooove my future Mil. I must be really lucky b/c on WeddingBee and in the "bridal world" I hear about lots of wars between mil and bride …. lol.
Post # 13
I actually met my FMIL before I met my FH, as she was a substitute teacher at our high school! The first time I met her when it meant something was a few weeks after FH started dating. I cannot recall how, but I’m pretty sure it was a low key, in passing sort of meeting.
Post # 14
I met FMIL a few months after FI and I started dating. She and I get along fine but that may have to do with the language barrier
Post # 15
We met really shortly after we started dating. I initially really liked her because I felt like we had so much in common. We went through a rough patch (I think because we were so alike), but we really like each other. Well, I like her, at least, and hope it’s mutual!
Post # 16
I met my FIL’s about a month after we started dating. I can’t believe how nervous I was! Now I’m just as much a part of the family as my fiance is.