(Closed) Differences in family

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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583 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t know. My family is bigger and closer, and not broken by divorce, so I feel like my Darling Husband became one of us, much more so then I became one of them. Even though we live in the same city with his family and mine is 5 hours away, I think we both feel more connected to my family.

Post # 4
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332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I feel like we’re both a big part of each of our families. We spend a pretty equal amount of time at both of our parents house. Luckily we live near them both so we don’t have to pick for the holidays, we go to both. And our parents get along great so sometimes we’ll all go out for dinner. I feel very blessed because now both my husband and I have two amazing families.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I feel like we’re involved in both families about equally, but FI’s is MUCH larger than mine.  Luckily, we live about equal distances to both and both are in easy driving distances between each other, so hopefully we won’t have to do too much choosing sides.  As for last names, I’m gladly taking FI’s name.  Partly because I love his family, and partly because his last name flows better with my first name than my current last name.  I won’t be moving my maiden name to my middle, but my current middle name is still a family name.

I don’t feel like I’ve had to conform to his family at all.  Maybe because the transition was easy and his family was so welcoming, but I never felt any pressure.  Even with the HUGE family get togethers (FI has 7 siblings while I’m an only child), it’s been all positive.

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