Anyone here get along their MIL? Share your relationship :)

posted 8 months ago in Relationships
Post # 2
7061 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

My MIL is an incredibly kind and caring person. The first time I met her she gave me a huge hug and was so welcoming! When my husband and I lived close we went over to his parents house every weekend and while I got sick of it occasionally 95% of the time I really enjoy spending time with his family.

Now we live a 9 hour drive away so we go visit every few months but his mom calls a lot and loves to skype. I’ll admit sometimes it can be overwhelming – for some reason she only texts me (as in she has texted me to ask how my husband’s day is going) and since I don’t particularly like texting or talking on the phone I get annoyed but if that’s the worst I have to deal with I’ll take it!

Post # 4
6291 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park

I’ve never had any issues with my MIL. She is a sweet lady and has always made me feel like one of her kids. She even included me on the group text yesterday to tell all the kids happy Valentines and that she loved them.

Post # 5
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

stephaniee24 :  I absolutely LOVE my DH’s whole family. His dad passed away last year but he always treated me like a daughter. His mom and stepdad are so great too–me and stepFIL have been besties since day 1, and honestly I think he and I are closer than he is with my hubs. 

But yeah, MIL literally treats me like one of her own and has done so from the beginning. She’s so much fun and we hang out with them 2-3x/month, same for my parents. My mom treats DH like he’s her kid (and she loves him just as much as she would her own). 

We hit the jackpot when it comes to ILs. We’re actually going out with MIL and SFIL Saturday night, and we just had a cookout with them this past weekend. <3

Post # 8
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

In general I have a great relationship with my MIL (FIL LOVES me but he’s quiet and to himself so we aren’t super close or anything). We go shopping often and get breakfast/lunch, etc. DH and I meet her for dinner about once a month during the week because FIL works overnight so she’s home by herself. We see them every weekend right now because they’re helping us work on our bathroom, but normally we see them every other weekend or so. She has always referred to me as the daughter she never had, and since we got married she gives me a kiss when I leave and says love you. That’s very special to me. We’re definitely closer than DH and her are. But man can she get on my nerves sometimes haha 

Edited to add: when DH and I are at the in-laws and FIL is watching TV and scrolling through the channels, he’ll turn on a movie that he knows I like and will call to me to come watch it. I think it’s so cute (we have similar taste in some movies that neither DH nor MIL are interested in)

Post # 9
2127 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We have a really good relationship. She’s always been very kind to me and open. She will text me often when she’s shopping and sees something I would like to ask if I want it or just to say hi. I work in town and she’ll come have lunch with me sometimes. She helps watch our daughter while we work. My MIL and FIL had 3 boys so they’ve always wanted a daughter and my husband is the only one of the boys that is married and has left the nest. The other two still live at home so she gets excited when we come over. Obviously they’re elated over having a grandchild and especially because their first is a girl and they’ve always wanted one they’re super over the moon about that. The only time we may not see eye to eye is with minor things that come along with my parenting style but for the most part she’s always very good at respecting my wishes with that I want as far as care. 🙂 

Post # 11
4457 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: San Francisco City Hall

My FMIL is one of the sweetest people I know.  She is Cypriot and her English is a little broken which makes her even more endearing.  This woman lives to host, to cook for everyone and just loves her family.  I don’t have a single bad thing to say about her.

Post # 12
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I love my FMIL, she has been so kind and welcoming since literally day one and I have felt like a part of the family since our first date.

I also love my two FSIL, they have been calling me future sister of theirs forever.

Reading some of the stories on here I consider myself incredibly blessed, my FI is also very close with my whole family.

Post # 13
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

stephaniee24 :  my mother in law is absolutely sweet!!! I love her to death! She makes me feel like I’m her own daughter and I’m so greatful for her love when it comes to our relationship. I treat her well as well and everything has been smooth sailing she’s wonderful! I think this is sweet you started a positive thread of MIL’s it’s refreshing! 

Post # 14
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I don’t but DH does! People always joke about how girls grow up and marry their dads…well I apparently married my mom! We’ve gone camping with my parents and DH and my mom spent a whole hour at the camp fire joking about all of the things I do that drive them both crazy! It was good natured so I didn’t mind, but really funny how similar they are. I’ve got more in common with my dad so at least he’s on my side haha. 

Post # 15
413 posts
Helper bee

My SO’s mom is awesome. At first I had trouble with what I thought was her being over bearing, which maybe it was a bit, but my family and mother are so completely different from his family. I was very standoffish, I don’t like people in my private business (work, family, etc) so I had issues, but now I came to realize that it wasn’t her and it was me. And it actually made me a little sad that my mom isn’t like that at all, so I’m glad I have her.

She texts me and I see her pretty often, she includes me as though I were her daughter. We bought her a Tassimo for mothers day once and she texted us all how lucky she is and that she loves us. Meanwhile my mother claims to “have no desire to own anything” then asks us for a flat screen tv and complains about the meal we made her lol. So yeah, I’ll take my (one day) mother-in-law anyday!

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