(Closed) hanging out with FMIL alone for the first time!!

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It is a little weird! I had my first experience with that last weekend. It turned out nicely, though! I was super nervous at first, but we just talked about wedding-related things and her younger daughter who had come in town from college. And I honestly feel closer to her now for it!

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I still find it awkward.  I don’t think her and I can hold much of a conversation as our interests are completely different.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Good luck! It’s always a little wierd the first few times but just think… you’ll be spending holidays/birthdays/etc with this lady. At least she is extending an invite to hang out!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ive been with my husband for almost 6 years and its STILL awkward when we hang out just the 2 of us. haha

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Good luck! I was super nervous the first couple of times we hung out without my hubby. Just relax and maybe think of a few questions to ask if there isn’t much conversation going. 

I think I got over it after I went to Aqua-size with my Mother-In-Law. Somehow I got through that one without her even seeing my tattoo! 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

FI’s mom & I went out for sushi alone, and thank god they had a long wait for seating and we went next door to grab some wine! It losened us both up and it somehow made every meeting with her since very laid back.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Aaahhhh good luck! I have been with Darling Husband for almost 6 years and I just can’t do it….

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I still find it awkward… we don’t have too much in common.

Good luck though! I wish my Mother-In-Law was my bff since I’m around her so much!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Good look girl!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

@pandaboo:  Glad it worked out!  Now that you got that awkward first time out of the way, the other times probably won’t be so weird.

Wish I could do this with my Future Mother-In-Law but there’s a severe language barrier…

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Aww fun!!  The first few times I hung out with Mother-In-Law alone it was a little awkard.  She’s got a really nice, but very strong personality, so she’s a bit intimidating.  But now we’re like best buds.  I go over to their house all the time to just hang out with her and watch football.  So much fun!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I am only handle smiling and nodding at my FMIL conversations, no way could I stand one and one… shes crazy lol In fact I don’t think I could handle one on one with any of my FIL’s, except my niece as shes pretty awesome.

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