Do you guys have a good relationship with your in laws?

posted 6 months ago in Relationships
Post # 2
2909 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Are you talking about most people you know irl or most people on the bee (you rarely see threads with the title “I love my MIL!” on here).

my relationship is good with my in laws, though I’ve has some rocky times with my brother in law in the past but for the most part it’s always been civil with him.

my Mother-In-Law (fil isn’t around, never met him) is easy to get along with so long as you’re not an asshole, she doesn’t take anyone’s shit but is a nice, loving and accepting woman who is happy to see my husband happy with me. My husbands extended family is all super loving and fun and chill, it’s pretty great. 

That being said we only see them on holidays plus a few random get togethers throughout the year so I guess it might be easier when you see them that little.

chocolatewings122 :  

Post # 3
5878 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I have a great relationship with my inlaws and happily spend time with them with or without my husband- we’ve built our own relationships separate from my husbands’ relationships. The relationships have deepened over the years but I’ve been pretty cool with most of them from the time we met. I think it helps that my in laws are such wonderful people.

Post # 4
1885 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I’ve only met my husband’s parents à handful of times but we get on fine. He is from a different country from me and while that’s the country we live in, they have very different lives from us. However, the accept me and welcome me in to their family when we do see each other.

One of his brothers lives in the same town as us and I get on very well with him, he often comes and stays during school holidays or comes for meals at weekends. His other brother visits for a weekend every few months and we get on well too. I see his sisters less often but we talk on the phone every couple of months. We’re not close but we get along.  

Post # 5
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

As long as I limit my visits to Christmas and Birthdays we get along fine, they are nosy busy bodies who like to gossip, there’s only so much of that I can take

Post # 6
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

I lucked out and got a fantastic Mother-In-Law.  She’s been welcoming from day 1 but is always careful not to step on my toes.  And she gave my husband a kidney when he needed a transplant, so I really can’t complain about her!

Post # 7
1746 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

We live next door to my in laws. My mother in law is like a second mum to me and I’m the daughter she never had 😍😍

Post # 8
1961 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I have a great relationship with my in laws, and my husband and a great relationship with my family. If everyone respects each other then I think it’s easy to get along

Post # 9
477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - Clarksville, VA

My future in laws are pretty great. They’ve been super welcoming of me, spoil me with presents at my birthday and Christmas and future Mother-In-Law told me she’s very happy to have me as a daughter. It also helps that they live in Missouri and we’re in Virginia, so visits are limited. Haha. But I know I’m lucky!

chocolatewings122 :  

Post # 10
7710 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have been married twice and lucked out both times. I absolutely adore my ex husband’s parents. My new husband’s parents are divorced. His mother is very sweet. His father is fine, I only see him twice a year.

Post # 11
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

chocolatewings122 :  I don’t. It’s primarily because we’re an interracial couple and his parents hold a number of bigoted views. Plus my father in law is very needy/self centered (don’t know if that is the right term). I see plenty of posts about mother in law’s but I’ve often wondered how many bees are like me and it’s the father in-law that is problematic. Sometimes, I wish I had a great relationship with my parents in-law but I knew this when I accepted his marriage proposal. I get along with his siblings though.

Post # 12
3301 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

I have a good relationship with my Mother-In-Law. We don’t see her much because she doesn’t like to travel and we can’t always make it out there. Last time I saw her was a little over a year ago. We do send each other cards and gifts and notes for holidays and birthdays, though. She’s not so much into texting and calling. 

I don’t have any relationship with my two SILs or my Brother-In-Law because Darling Husband doesn’t have a relationship with them. There aren’t any hard feelings, they just all grew apart as they got older. 

Post # 13
773 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

It’s distantly polite. They love my husband and their grandchild so I’m grateful to them for that. Aside from that, I don’t care for them as people and I’m sure the feeling is mutual. They live close and we see them a few times a month for an hour or so, but I am not devastated when it’s less than that.

Post # 14
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Yes I have a great relationship with both of them and furthermore they have a great relationship with my parents and family. It really feels like we’ve adopted each other into our own families. My Future Mother-In-Law doesn’t have any daughters so she adores me and my Future Sister-In-Law since were like the daughters she never had 

Post # 15
683 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I have a very warm relationship with my Mother-In-Law. She’s incredibly sweet and funny and supportive. My FIL  can be a little difficult; he’s very opinionated and sometimes forgets that he’s not the only human being with a valid opinion. But he’s made it plenty clear that I am a very welcome addition to the family, he spent a whole summer helping us fix up a house. I love both of them dearly. My husband’s brothers are difficult characters, too. Just like their dad (and to a lesser extent my husband) they don’t think people other than them might have knowledge and since all of them are both very handy (electrics, woodwork etc) AND well-read, they sometimes look down on me because I’m only a teacher and really quite useless with my hands. But they, too, would be here at a call’s notice if anything was seriously wrong. They have accepted me and I do like them. 

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