How often do you visit your in laws vs your fam

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 31
600 posts
Busy bee

All three sets of parents (his are divorced) live in opposite directions but are all about a thirty minute drive. We go to my parents’ place for dinner every Sunday. We see his parents every few months. He’s just not as close with them as I am with mine. The divorce definitely plays into that, it happened when he was in highschool and it rocked him pretty hard. I have no problems with his parents though, and personally wouldn’t mind if we saw them more often! Our 17mo really doesn’t know them and has to warm up to them every single time we visit.

Post # 33
600 posts
Busy bee

anonb2 :  yes, he gets along very well with them. It was definitely more awkward for him in the beginning, and sometimes he’d request to skip a dinner here and there if he wasn’t feeling up to it. But it’s been 12 years now and he’s totally comfortable hanging out with either of them one on one, and he definitely appreciates having the extra hands to help entertain our son. He hasn’t asked to skip a dinner in many years, so I think that’s a good sign!

Post # 34
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

We live cross country from both of our families. We have been home once and saw both of our parents. We have lived 3000 miles away for almost 3 years and my parents fly down about every 6-8 months. My SO parents have flown down once. But before we moved we alternated weekends with each set.

Post # 35
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We go to both as often as we are invited. Which means we go to mine more because my mom wants us over once a week. But I would love to go to his family just as often.

Its kinda weird because his family lives within walking distance and mine is 45 minutes away driving.

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