Post # 1
Does anyone else have really awesome future in-laws? I feel like we do so much griping about them here, but some of them are pretty awesome.
My FMIL is great – fun and easygoing, she bites her tongue on wedding stuff but I still trust that she’ll tell me if I’m venturing into something bad. I just really like her – frankly I find her easier to get along with than my own mother.
Future FIL is also fun – he’s really into cooking like me so we email cooking stuff and whatnot. He’s really funny and nice.
I feel like I hit the jackpot with them 🙂
Post # 3
I adore my in-laws! They are amazing. They treat me like their own daughter, they aren’t smothering and they’re just so sweet in general. They even put an addition on their house in order to make their bathroom larger so I could use it more easily(I’m in a wheelchair). Best in-laws ever!!!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I feel the same way as you…so lucky that his family is amazing and we all get along. They housed me for 4 months when I visited from overseas. They have made my parents a part of their family, also. Just very welcoming overall. His parents still seem to like me even though I moved their son 6,000 miles away, so thats a plus.
Post # 5
@Moraz: that’s awesome! I also have amazing inlaws! they have taken me in as their daughter and they do so much for us all the time. I have a great relationship with my MIL. my DH and i joke that they love me more and that i walk on water lol…
Post # 6
My FIL are great. Welcoming without being pushy. My FMIL invites me to go out to a really fancy event once a year, and I totally love going.
My FI and his dad have a weekly drink night, and I’m always invited to show up if I want. I don’t do it often, but I like knowing that I’m welcome.
Post # 7
My in-laws are wonderful. My MIL is the sweetest ever and the aunt, uncle, cousins, sister etc I inherited are all great as well. I love visiting them!!
Post # 8
It seems like you have got a great set up! I don’t hate my in laws, but I don’t ever contact them on my own unless it’s to discuss gift ideas for FI. Honestly, I like keeping them at arms length because I feel like they don’t have very good boundaries when it comes FI and I don’t want to get mixed up in it.
I’m glad they aren’t a nightmare and you are certainly lucky to be so close to your FiLs.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
I love my FMIL. She is so sweet and my FI gets a lot of his personality from her, so we obviously get along 🙂
Post # 10
@Moraz: I love my in-laws . I also love his cousins (they are in my bridal party) and his aunt/uncle too! They are really, really close and they welcomed me with open arms. His mom always says, “Hello daughter!” when I see her and his dad told me how happy he is to have another daughter in the family when we got engaged. Love them!
Post # 11
I’m so excited to join my FI’s family! I have all brothers so I’m most excited to be gaining a sister.
Post # 12
Your FILs sound great! I too am in love with my SO’s family. I am naturally a type A person who always needs to be in control but they are all the type that fly by the seat of their pants. It took a little getting used to but now I love how much fun I have with them when I let go of trying to plan and control every situation and just live in the moment like they all do. It’s a great balance. FMIL is the sweetest woman I’ve ever met and FFIL is so dang hilarious and unique, there will never be a dull moment with him! Even bigger plus is my parents get along well with his family!
Post # 13
My FI’s parents are divorced, but her father and step mother are wonderful. They include me in everything and are extremely respectful of our relationship. FI’s mother and stepfather, another story. I’m still not allowed at their house!
Post # 14
- Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church
@Moraz: I love this thread! I get tired of reading all the negative/ whining posts! My In-laws are great! MIL can tend to be opinionated and there have been a couple of times we’ve had to tell her that we weren’t going to do things her way, but she’s really good about backing down, and we know she’s really just trying to help.
I think I’ve posted on another thread a while back, but DH’s ex is an absolute nightmare! She tried so hard to get him back, and when she realized she couldn’t, she started trying to split us up and make things really difficult for us. She went to my MIL on multiple occasions while we were still dating and tried to get her against me. Finally, MIL told her that she absolutely loves me, thinks of me as her daughter, and couldn’t imagine a better wife for her son!!!! YAY MOM! lol
Post # 15
@Moraz: ME TOO!!!! I love my in laws. My future MIL is crafty and creative like me, and recently taught me to crochet, and my future FIL is so sweet, funny and you can tell hes going to make an amazing grandad. They live about 2 hours away from us, but I don’t think it will be too long before they move closer to us (their other son lives in central london, and they wouldnt ever want to move there) my SO and I predict if they haven’t moved by the time I’m pregnant, they’ll be shifting themselved rather quickly!!
Post # 16
I have great ones too! My FBIL is kinda weird but he’s definitely growing on me and now we have a fun, jokey relatinoship. My FMIL and FFIL are both very simple people – they love being involved in the wedding planning but haven’t made judgements or pushed their agenda at all. My FMIL came dress shopping and loved every dress and told me how pretty each of them was. They’d be fine if we had a wedding with 20 people or with 2000 people – they’re up for anything! His extended family makes such a fuss when I see them – it makes me feel very special. I’ll walk in and they’re all like “LOOK WHO’S HERE!!!! COME IN!!!! WE MISSED YOU!!!”