(Closed) Balancing time between your parents and his

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

we trek and schlep no matter what.

I’ve been doing it since i was 6, and he got used to it while we were dating…so the marriage will be no sweat. We just make time.

His family normally packs it in earlier so we do 2 hrs there first 2 hrs with mom/dad or vice versa. that tends to end the day.

Post # 4
27 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think that’s a pain for a lot of people…we have sort of gotten into a routine about whose family we hang out with.  We almost always have dinner with his family on Thursday nights and then other nights (maybe one a week) we might do something with my family.  On Sunday afternoons, he almost always goes to watch football with his dad and I go do my nails at Mom’s, so that’s a nice compromise.  I feel like you just have to get into those little routines so things won’t be hectic and that’ll just be what you expect you’re doing so it cuts down any potential scheduling drama.

Post # 5
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I know what you’re feeling. I mean, I know that I’m really lucky to have my parents and my husband’s parents in the same city as us. It’s definitely a blessing. But it can also require you to split time.

Could you maybe pick out a certain day of the week for certain parents? For example, my in-laws have us over for dinner every Monday night. It’s really sweet of them, and that’s time that we have blocked out just for them.

Post # 6
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Splitting time is tough. We live on the east coast, my parents are a 12 hr. drive away, and his are on the west coast. So… we mostly just see family for holidays. But even splitting those is tough. I don’t know what we’d do if we had all our family in the same town. I don’t really have anything helpful to say, but good luck!

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