(Closed) In-Laws

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: I am closer to
    The family I married into : (18 votes)
    45 %
    The people who married into my family : (9 votes)
    23 %
    I don't care for either : (6 votes)
    15 %
    I don't have both types of in-laws : (7 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    @AB Bride:  Neither for me as I don’t like my In’laws and I don’t have any siblings.

    Post # 4
    2398 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I see his family more than mine, I would say I am closer to them but love both families very much. 

    Post # 5
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Fiance doesn’t have siblings and my siblings aren’t engaged/married. But I guess I’m closer to FI’s parents than my brother’s gf.

    Post # 6
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’m not sure how to vote because I don’t know if you mean my inlaws as a whole, or specifically my husband’s sister vs. my brother’s wife. Just comparing those two I’d say…. neither? lol. I have nothing against my husband’s sister but she lives in NYC and isn’t big on keeping in touch so we mostly don’t have a relationship except the normal cordialness of people who barely know each other at holidays. My brother’s wife I see somewhat more often but we really have nothing in common and I would certainly not call us close. Again with the cordialness lol. But I am relatively close to my mother-in-law (as much as possible considering that she lives a plane ride away in NY) so I guess if she “counts” I’lll go with inlaws I married into.

    Post # 7
    1628 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Oh for SURE my siblings’ SOs. They are fabulous, wonderful people who I would be friends with if I met them outside my siblings even. I adore them. DH’s family? I actively try to avoid them, they are weird.

    Post # 8
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    At this point in time… (not yet married to Hubby # 2)… I’d have to agree with the reply that Genuine513:  gave…

    Wasn’t close (like) my previous Inlaws much… and have no siblings (so no Inlaws that way)

    Actually I’d change the poll…

    1- Closest to the family I married into

    2- Closest to the people who married into my family

    3- Neither # 1 or # 2… truly happiest with my own family

    4- None of the above… they are all wack jobs.  I just do fine on my own.


    Something for everyone *wink*


    Post # 9
    314 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m closer to my FI’s parents (he has no siblings and only one cousin) than I am the in-laws that are marrying into my family, but this could be very biased of me right now because I am currently very unhappy with my sister’s Fiance. He’s definitely been a groomzilla during the planning (serously, what kind of GROWN MAN yells at a florist because they can’t get PEONIES!?).

    Post # 11
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I love them both!  My in-laws (both “types”) are awsomely amazing.

    But I guess if you made me pick one, I’m closer to the family I married into because we live in the same city.  So it would purely be due to the fact I get to spend time with them more often.

    Post # 13
    924 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015


    I don’t care for either.  In fact, I would have voted for “4- None of the above… they are all wack jobs.  I just do fine on my own.”

    Family has always meant nothing but trouble to me, and Future In-Laws have not proven me wrong…in fact they’ve confirmed it.

    Post # 14
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I am the only girl out of 4 kids.  One brother is married, and the other one is in a long-term relationship, baby-bro has just started dating a new Girlfriend, who I’m told by mother is an absolute gem. 

    I adore my SIL.  She is the sweetest, most caring person I know.  She regularly sends me pictures of her kids in the post, so I can update the frame, she texted me a picture of the kids wishing me good luck on my wedding day.  She texts, mails and calls me regularly telling me how excited she is about being an auntie to my baby, gives me great advice, reminds me to stand my ground on issues etc.  I in turn would move hell and highwater to help her out, and try my best to be as supportive to her as she is to me.  I don’t see her has a SIL, but a sister. 

    My unofficial SIL (middle-bro and her are not the marrying type – so not expecting an invitatiton) is a Kook in the best sense!  After flying back to the UK, I’ve woken up to her sat on my bed reading a magazine, because she can’t stay long, but would just like to say hello before she heads off to work.  She shares my passion, as does other SIL, for useless facts, crap jokes, and a dream to create a gadget that will one day earn us millions.  (We swear we thought of doggy diapers first, and after a bottle of wine or so do often debate the pros and cons of taking the matter to court).

    My inlaws are lovely people, but I am not as close to them.  SIL on Darling Husband side (wife of BIL) and I would not be friends if it wasn’t for our husbands – we are chalk and cheese.  I have been told she sees me as a threat to her position in the family… OK….. I doubt that we’d ever go out, just the two of us, but we do go often with Darling Husband and BIL.  BIL and I get along fantastically though – when we’re in public situations and Darling Husband is not around and I get confused with the language, he will subtly explain to me what’s been said without drawing attention to me, and always makes an effort to involve me.


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