(Closed) How often do you see inlaws/parents

posted 9 years ago in Family
Post # 17
8700 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We’re 4 hours from my parents and 6 hours from his! We visit them three or four times a year.

Post # 18
910 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We are both very family oriented and have amazing families who live nearby. We see his family at least once a week and my family about the same. Sometimes more or less depending on schedules. But we play on an indoor soccer team with my sister and his sister so both families enjoy coming to watch. Were nerdy like that LOL

Post # 19
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ugh. Too often.

Post # 20
48 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Every weekend for both sides!  FIL’s only live 45 minutes away and my parents are 5 minutes away (including putting on shoes and stopping at all the stop signs!).  Saturdays are usually reserved for his family (three brothers/lots of kiddos) and Sundays are for mine (sister/two brothers/lots more kiddos).  It’s just what works for us…Sometimes we go crazy and visit my family on Saturday and his on Sunday if other plans come upSmile  From day one we have known that our families are our number one priorities, aside from each other, of course!

Post # 21
3201 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m really close to my family, but I don’t have a job, I’m in school full time and my parents live two hours away, so I get to see them once a month or so. FH’s sees his dad once a week, but he lives here in town. 

Post # 22
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am very close to my dad and my stepmon but they live in Boston and I live in Milwaukee so although I talk to one of them almost every day we only get to see each other every 3-4 months. My mother passed away when I was 20 but if she was alive, we’d talk every day and I probably wouldn’t live in Milwaukee (which means I wouldn’t have met FI! Always a silverlining… even in the worst situations).

FI’s large family all live within 30′ of us and we see at atleast a part of them every week. Fiance is close to his dad but has trouble with his stepmom (mom also passed) so we don’t see them as often as his brothers/sisters/their kids.

I love his big family so I don’t mind seeing them as much as we do but I do wish that my family lived closer so we could see them too 🙂

Post # 23
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My parents are currently about 2 hours away, and we see them about once a month.


I have actually never met my in-laws, as they live on the other side of the country.


We will be moving 2 weeks after the wedding, and we will see my parents less often and his mom more often.

Post # 24
4097 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Almost every day. We live in the same town so, yeah.

Post # 25
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My parents live a few miles away and we’re super close. I see them several times a week. I just pop over to visit pretty often, my dad helps with projects around the house, my mom and I garden together. MrMojito sees them once a month or so when we all get together for dinner.

As for his parents, they live 1000 miles away, and he’s not very close to them. We see them maybe once a year.

Post # 26
9168 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We see my parents every 6-12 weeks since they live 500+ miles away.  DH’s parents live 20 minutes away and we see them every 3-4 weeks, usually.  It depends what’s going on.

Post # 27
2354 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014



I see my ILs entirely too much (live with them) and I don’t see my parents enough (they live 6 hrs away).


Post # 28
977 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@Allie99:  Add a poll! Sorry. I love polls 😀

We see my parents on a weekly basis because we are very close to them. We see my FI’s family once or twice a year.

Post # 29
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I see my parents two or three times a year since they live 13 hours away.  I’m pretty close with my mom but not at all close with my dad.  While he is still legally married to my mom, he checked out of our lives years ago.  My mom is great and is coming out to stay with us and help out for 5 weeks before the wedding!


We see my fiance’s parents not more than once a month.  We live about half an hour away from each other in the same city.  He had always been really close with them and we, as a couple, were closer with them before, but then they went crazy over our relationship and the wedding, so we’ve had to keep our distance since then and will likely do so into the future until they can respect our boundaries.

Post # 30
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m not close to my family.  We see my in-laws maybe once a year at most.

Post # 31
1946 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t have in-laws – they’ve both passed away.  My family lives 4 hours away and we see them every couple of months usually.  More than that in the summer because of my work schedule.  

I have 8 weeks off this summer so I’m planning to visit a lot more!  I’m very close to my parents, sister, and nieces.

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