(Closed) Cultural differences – What do you call your in-laws?

posted 7 years ago in Intercultural
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Honey bee

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Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was also raised to use people’s titles as well, but my Future Mother-In-Law prefers I use her first name and my FI’s grandmother asked me to do the same….I couldn’t quite handle that, but since everyone around me was calling her Grandma, I just did the same. (My grandparents all passed before I knew them so this has been very special for me, to able to consider her my grandma too). I think you should just ask them what they prefer, and then go with it. If they want you to call them by their first names, you’ll get used to it eventually. My Fiance calls my mother “Mom,” but uses my father’s first name. I think it just depends on what works for you AND them…

 Good luck!

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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I call FI’s parents by their first names (and his grandparents Grandmom and Grandpop) but his brother’s wife calls them Mr. and Mrs. because that’s what she’s comfortable with. Granted it makes my in-laws a little uncomfortable and they always correct her but we all understand that she’s accustomed to and will sometimes joke with her about it. 

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