(Closed) help-how to deal with indifferent in-laws (esp MIL!!!), urgh!!!

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 17
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

You’re getting some good advice here. By all means, keep talking to her about the reception at her house, but keep your expectations in check and keep it factual and practical. You say others are excited about the wedding, so talk to them when you are giddy and happy and bursting with wedding details that you know by now your Mother-In-Law isn’t interested in.

My parents are like your in-laws. They were happy we got married, but not really interested in the details or pre-wedding activities, etc. I didn’t invite my mom to come look at dresses, or go to my fittings, because I know that’s not her thing. She would also probably think it was silly to invite people to a dress trying-on session. She and my dad had a very small wedding that they paid for themselves 42 years ago, and so nitty-gritty invitation details and stress over the guest list didn’t interest them in the least. But my parents are awesome in so many other ways and always have my back, so it wasn’t a hard trade-off for me-we still have a great relationship.

The good thing for you is that you DO have lots of people in your life excited about this event, so feel free to let go and be joyful with them as much as you can! 🙂

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