(Closed) Have you had to give up on expectations?

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

AWwwwww, I’m sorry! If it helps, my Future In-Laws are definitely not what I had envisioned, but they do their best in their own way…I come from a smallish family as well and one thing I have realized that when I start being kind of envious of those with bigger, closer families, it helps to remember that I have the opportunity to CREATE a large, close family during my own life… We can’t choose the family we’re born into but we CAN choose the family we make during our lives…But it is disappointing when MILs act crazy and selfish (as they are known to do!)… ((HUGS))

Post # 5
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

*hugs* I always expected to have an Mother-In-Law like my grandmother, kinda pushy, demands to get her way and a total bitch to her husband… I ended up with a very, very quiet woman who probably won’t make a peep. I’m sorry you Mother-In-Law isn’t everything you hoped she would be, but I know that you can be that matriarch eventually and set a good example!

Post # 6
28 posts
  • Wedding: March 2010

The best thing you can do is make your own new little family (you and FH) the best possible. Try to think of ONE very nice thing your Future Mother-In-Law has done for you or for him and remind yourself of that when you’re feeling desperate. Also, one day you might have a daughter in law, you’ll have the opportunity to be the ideal mother in law you wish you’d had.

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