(Closed) The unthinkable has happened

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
8729 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I would just be open and honest and try and get a round touble going on what is expected from everyone. As in division of chores, division of bills, use of common areas, guests etc. Get it all sorted out before moving in so that it doesn’t create tensions later on and so everyone is on the same page.

Post # 4
3305 posts
Sugar bee

No clue but good luck! And remember, it is only until January.

Post # 5
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would probably occupy myself with as many “outside the house” activities as possible.  Even if it’s just sitting in a Starbucks and reading a book a couple times a week. 

It doesn’t sound like you have it too bad…but I would still feel pretty suffocated.  Just try to get out of the house as much as possible.

Post # 6
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would say to make sure to find an outlet outside the house – running, a hobby, a weekly girls night, etc.  And try to be patient.  AND…..it’s only until Jan.  I think you can handle it.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

How exciting (the new house), congratulations! 

As for living with your Mother-In-Law, just try to behave like you would want your own houseguests to.  Both my brother and I moved in with our parents briefly after graduating college.  I’m more welcome to come back than he is.  ๐Ÿ™‚  But it’s because I paid for food, helped around the house, and was just pleasant to be around.  He can’t keep his mess to himself and always took advantage of my parents’ full tank of gas or fridge full of food. 

Living in one room with your fiance will be more challenging, but will give you a chance to get to know everyone better. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

January is not that far away, so I think you will be fine.

Just remember to act as you would want someone living in your house to act and all will be good. Perhaps talk to her ahead of time about her expectations, etc. so that there are no fights down the road/resentment after you move out. The time will go quickly, especially with working on wedding DIY’s.

Post # 10
3942 posts
Honey bee

We moved in with my family for about 2 months in between our lease ending and closing on our house. I was in complete fear and hysterically cried at that the thought. But when all was said and done, it actually wasnt that bad. We saved a ton of money and like a PP suggested, we just went out a lot. It was a very busy time for us and my mom was so laid back about everything and we never felt like we were cramped on top of her (despite that fact that we went from a giant apartment to my childhood bedroom!).

My Fiance actually says he could have done it for longer, and sometimes he wishes we had to save more money. Even though my mom wasnt around a lot, I missed our privacy. Just be respectful of her house and Im sure everything will be fine ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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