(Closed) How do you feel about your FI’s family?

posted 10 years ago in Family
  • poll: How do you feel about your future in laws (MIL, FIL, SIL, BIL)? If N/A explain below...

    LOVE THEM! (Almost more than my own family!)

    They're Okay...

    Can't wait till they kick the bucket.

  • Post # 32
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    Honey Beekeeper

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    @MrsJKH2be: I have been a little concerned about getting close to my Future Father-In-Law and Future Mother-In-Law due to my Future Sister-In-Law. I’ve gone on many family vacations where the sister wasn’t present (she goes to college out of state), and I wonder how she feels about that…

    Post # 33
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

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    @2dBride: My fiance’s family is kind of like yours… when his parents divorced, his Dad got both sets of in-laws (and the kids).

    Anyway, I LOVE them.  We’re closer with his Dad and Step-mom, both of whom fit right in with my family – they’re very similar types of people in a lot of ways.  Also, it turns out my Mom and his Dad went to the same high school and his Stepmom’s ancestors come from the same area as my Dad’s.  Our parents even went out for dinner together once while we weren’t even home visiting.  My fiance gets along really well with my family, too.  We’ve both really lucked out that way.

    Post # 34
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    they are like my own family – nice in small doses. but i am the type of person who is closer to some of my friends than i usually am to family (one i always feel is there out of obligation , but friends are there because they want to be…) and we have totally different political and sometimes ethical views, so we clash sometimes.

    but they are good people, and mean well and overall are very kind and nice and im proud to call them family – but like the rest of my OWN family – small doses.

    Post # 35
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    Worker bee

    I love my boyfriends family! His mom and I talk about the wedding although he and I aren’t engaged yet. My parents were divorced when I was a baby and I never had the nuclear family that he was blessed with, I feel like they are the perfect addition to my life and while I still love my family more than life itself I’m so happy to be able to be a part of his.

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I absolutely love my fiance’s parents, step-parents, and sister and brother.  Fiance is Brazilian so his mom, step-dad, and half brother and sister live here in the US so we get to see them a lot.  I absolutely love this family.  There is nothing better than going to their house, watching the men make churrasco (Brazilian BBQ), making homemade potato salad with his mom and just sitting around drinking wine and talking.  His brother is in his junior year and his sister in her sophomore year of college so they’re really great to be around.  We’re 25/26 so even though there is an age difference, it’s closing quickly as they get older. 

    His dad and step-mom live in Brazil so we don’t get to see them enough.  His dad doesn’t speak a lot of English and I’m learning Portuguese but even with the language barrier we have a great time!  I know he loves me and I can’t wait to become more fluent!

    All-in-all, I am SO lucky to be marrying into this family!

    Post # 37
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    They are a little much for me.. very loud.. but nice people. They are always very welcoming and kind. it’s just overwhelming

    Post # 38
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i love them! his parents were so accepting of me since the moment i met them, and they’ve become a second set of parents for me.

    Post # 39
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Ok, I am not wishing death upon my in laws but it’s worse than “they’re ok…” More like, “they’re insane, and if they moved to Australia and only visited yearly it would be AWESOME.”

    Post # 40
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I also opted out of the voting because though I LOVE my in-laws..i can’t say they’re nearly as awesome as my family.  My family is my life!

    I did get lucky and am marrying into an equally wonderful family that loves me and that I love.  Future Mother-In-Law is always making me food and won’t let me lift a finger when I am around.  We went on a road trips together and she said she loves going on roadtrip with me.  FNiece is sweet..she is like out daughter. My family loves Fiance just as much.

    Post # 41
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I LOVE my Fiance parents and like you am so lucky to be marrying into such a wonderful family! His mom is like a 2nd mom to me.  FI is 1 of 3 boys so doing all this girly wedding stuff has made his mom and I really close.  🙂  My Fiance constantly tells me that his family loves me more than him too! hahahahahahaaha he’s so silly.  I do love them all though, his brothers are awesome too! And I am ALWAYS included and treated like one of the family! So, no, its not abnormal! haha 🙂

    Post # 42
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Not my Fiance quite yet but I LOVE HIS FAMILY!  Don’t get me wrong I love my family but my mom and sister are a little…um…not like me.  We definitely get along and I’m really close with my mom but I’m way more of a Schmidt. I visit the town his family lives in quite a bit and always stay with them, even when my bf isn’t with me ha ha.  They are definitely like a second family to me.

    Post # 43
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I like & appreciate them a lot more than I used to! Future Mother-In-Law & I always had a rocky relationship due to FI being the oldest out of 4 & the only boy, he’s her baby. I’ve always gotten along great w/ Future Father-In-Law & FS’sIL for the most part. We’ve had our ups & downs, but that’s normal. There are still minor things that bother me, and I’m sure it’s vice versa, but I love them & wouldn’t trade them for the world.

    Post # 44
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    They are ok…

    FI’s family is very involved in eachothers lives… aka discuss EVERY detail of life with everyone…and it’s usually sensitive, should not be repeated type of talk. Anything you tell them, be ready for everyone to know about and if you disagree with them, good luck! As soon as one of the “boys” in the family get engaged, Future Mother-In-Law and her sisters start discussing and analyzing the girl. One of FI’s cousins just got married and now his wife is pregnant so hopefully the talk will stay centered around them for a bit longer…

    Their hearts are in good places, sometimes they way they express their feelings…a little strange.

    Post # 45
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I love my FI’s parents! I consider myself very lucky because I’ve heard horror stories from other people who don’t get along with their in-laws.

    Post # 46
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    Bumble bee

    I love his Mom, his Brother and his Grandma. His Dad is okay and the others I would do fine if I never see them again.

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