Post # 1
I see so many stories on here about tough relationships with in-laws, SILs, BILs, etc and those stories always make me so sad! My fiancée is one of SIX GIRLS, and while get togethers are often loud and crazy (and typically at least two of them get into a screaming match), they love one another fiercely. I get along with the oldest three better than the younger two (my fiancée is right in the middle), and I truly could not have gotten luckier. I ADORE my SILs and BILs, and there is no way I could love my nieces and nephews (7 so far) more than I already do. My Mother-In-Law and Father-In-Law are very sweet, and they are also a lot of fun!
This post isn’t to brag, only to say that maybe we should share some positive in-law stories to prove that they aren’t all awful!
Post # 2
I adore my SIL. She is the sweetest person. And while my Mother-In-Law, Father-In-Law, and Brother-In-Law can absolutely get on my nerves I really like them all as well. I definitely lucked out with the in-laws.
Post # 3
My mil is one of the nicest , genuinely kindest and selfless people I’ve ever known. My fil is a bit of a character but loves his kids so so much. My sil is cool too. I married into a very very nice family.
Post # 4
Yay! So glad you love your in-laws! My soon-to-be Mother-In-Law and SIL and I had a bad relationship for the first year and a half of me dating their son/brother. I don’t think it was due to anything I did, however, as I think the death of my fiancè’s brother had a huge part in it (happened 4 and a half months into our relationship). I think at that point they were so focused on sticking together as a family, I was still relatively an outsider. I cried many many tears over the thought of them hating me and me never being able to ‘fit in’. Luckily, all it took was one family game night to kickstart the awesome relationship we have now. I love my Mother-In-Law like she was my own mother and my SIL is one of my best friends. Life is so much easier (and fun!) when you can all get along. Now I’ve been on the opposite side of it all, with exboyfriends whose parents were the worst. Not going to go into detail, but they were the kind of parents who treated me like the devil everytime we got in a disagreement. My Mother-In-Law and SIL realize that I’m not perfect, but neither is their son/brother. So glad I found the perfect man with a wonderful family attached!
Post # 5
I consider my Father-In-Law a good friend. Darling Husband is great and has always welcomed me. I’m pretty lucky.
Post # 6
Yep. ^_^ my fiance’s grandmother called to congratulate the both of us and she told me, “Well, honey, I am just so happy and so happy for you and now I can be your grandma, too!” 😢
Post # 7
I too got lucky. My in laws are awesome and so is my SIL and Brother-In-Law.
Post # 8
I love my ILS! I hate to admit it, but they feel more like family to me than my actual family. Of course, I love my family, but I’m somewhat the black sheep with them. My In-Laws, on the other hand, are about as “weird” as I am, and we share so many quirks and humor that they’re incredibly easy for me to get along with…I can pretty much be my true self around them knowing I won’t get judged. They’re so laid back, too. I think they make just about anyone feel comfortable around them. I almost feel bad for my Darling Husband that I’m the one giving *him* the cranky In-Laws, lol…Regardless, we all get along with each other, and I’m so thankful for that.
Post # 9
I love my boyfriend’s Mum and siblings (his father has passed away) – they are so sweet! They have gone out of their way to make me feel so loved and welcome in their family. They are Indian but have supported our relationship from the beginning despite the fact I am 6 years older, divorced and have children. They are non-judgemental and all look out for each other and would do anything to help each other as well as me. I feel very lucky to become a member of such a good-hearted loving family, particularly after having dealt with my manipulative ex Mother-In-Law and being unfairly judged and treated by my ex Brother-In-Law (who was young and had no idea) when we had marriage difficulties.
After the coldness from my ex In-Laws I really appreciate the warmth and kindness from my boyfriend’s family and the interest and care for my children. Just the other day my Future Mother-In-Law knitted a teddy for my daughter 🙂 Even when my boyfriend and I had problems in our relationship in the past his family never took sides, they were very supportive and wanted us to do what was best for both of us 🙂 The fact that my boyfriend has such beautiful family definitely earns him extra brownie points!!! 🙂
Post # 10
What kiram said! I sometimes think I enjoy my time with my (to-be) in laws more than I enjoy time with my own family. I’ve been with Fiance for 10 years and known him and his family even longer, so I’m very comfortable around them. His family is also significantly more “functional” than mine. I have strained relationships with my parents and there is a lot of drama with them. I love my actual family, don’t get me wrong — it’s just stressful and complicated when I spend time there. FI’s family is “easier.” When I’m with them, I often look around and get emotional knowing that his family is becoming my family, too. I’m very lucky.
Post # 11
My future in-laws are awesome!! Fiance and I moved out of state recently, away from both families. When we come in town, we always stay with his family…what a way to get to know your ILs… staying with them for a week at a time can be hard, but they’re always so sweet and welcoming!! I mean…we’re all human, and I know we get on each other’s nerves, but I think I won the lottery with in laws!! ❤️
Post # 12
I’m quite indifferent towards my partners parents. They are nice but I haven’t met them too many times since my partner sees them about once a year when I have my annual girls trip.
but my partner really likes my family. especially one of my brothers. He has a brocrush on him and is worried when texting him if it is too much to use a certain emoji. He is not huggy. More of a strong handshake type of guy but he goes to hug my mom and my grandmas every time and always wants to visit. even when in LDR even though I wanted to spend time alone. I guess it’s the type of family he has never had but would have wanted.
Post # 13
I love my in-laws too! And while I love my parents as well, their own marriage has always been strained (but they’re stubborn, so they will never divorce – sigh!). FI’s parents are actual #goals, and I’ve learnt so much about love and partnership just by watching them be together. As for my family, I still think Fiance lucked out as well. I have a big and loud family where everyone is always welcome and the door is always open, and we all just get along! I feel sorry for the bees who have drama, but I feel incredibly lucky and glad for myself! 🙂
Post # 14
YES! especially my Mother-In-Law. She’s the kind of person I strive to be – a real role model for me.
Post # 15
i don’t adore my fiancés family, but I absolutely love my FSIL’s (brothers girlfriends). They are beautiful souls 🙂