- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
My SO and I have been together 2.5 years and everything is swell.. We have recently been more into the wedding talk but no official proposal. There is just one thing that worries me… His parents…
They are great people, they are very kind, very well put together… Very strict and very high standards. My family on the other hand, let’s just say they aren’t. It’s taken a lot for me to overcome the downfalls of my family and make a name for myself. But they don’t see this, they only see me as part of my family.
While they are very kind to me and have been more than helpful and more than kind to myself and my daughter, I can see the lack of respect I guess you could call it. I can pick up on tones… I can pick up on small things she says that appear that she thinks I’m not good enough for her son. But if she looks at this relationship, he was quite different when we met, he was rebellious and drinking and such on a regular basis, since being with me, he doesn’t even like to drink anymore, but I’m not good enough for him? He doesn’t do drugs any more, is in school (which they never thought would happen) and he’s a genuinely good man, and I will not take credit for this, but our relationship is why he dicided to try so hard to change, and change he did.
Like I said though, they do make sure to like me but I can tell they only do this because it is the socially acceptable thing to do. They are kind people, they help others including myself without anything expected in return. They are morally strong and all, I guess no one is good enough for their son. Could the relationship still happily work if the in laws don’t like you?