How do yu maintain relationship with your mother-in-law and father-in-law?

@navtech (1776)
India
June 30, 2007 3:14am CST
Do you maintain friendly relationship with your mother-in-law and father-in-law? Do they help you in case of need. Do they visit your house to see the grand children(s)?. Can you expect financial help from them or you provide them financial and physical help in case of their need. My mother-in-law was vry friendly with me. She used to visit our house often to see my daughter. She was holding good position in a Government organisation. My father-in-law was not alive when I married.
5 responses
• United States
30 Jun 07
No, I generally don't talk to them. My mother-in-law is an overbearing b*tch and my father-in-law does whatever she wants him to. I won't be giving them grandchildren so that won't be an issue. But we're having our marriage ceremony for family and friends next year and they've already said that they probably won't even come, much less help us pay for it. They don't care about us at all, so whatever.
@navtech (1776)
• India
30 Jun 07
Hi GloomCookiel.ex, I am sorry to read this. Certain people are there that they do not understand the meaning of life. They failed to ralise the happiness that they would get by maintaining good relationship with all relatives. They consider that relatives would rob them if they maintain relationship with them. God created not only good people but also people with mental degeneration. We have to accept the fact and live. What we can do. Thank you for sharing your comments. Have a good day.
• United States
20 Sep 07
They don't think we'll rob them of anything, they just think we're evil people for not wanting kids and morons for going to school and having a big wedding and living our lives above poverty level.
@2babita (1074)
• India
30 Jun 07
I stay with my mother in law.Both my in laws are very thoughtful about their grandchildren.They had done every finincial requirments for them.Though my father in law is no more with us but he made everything easy for us.
@navtech (1776)
• India
30 Jun 07
Hi 2babita, Thank you for sharing your comments.
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
hi navtech! yes i have a good relationship with my in-laws. they help us when we need them whether financially or whatever help they can give us whenever needed. we have open communication with each other.
@navtech (1776)
• India
30 Jun 07
Hi sweetmae27, Thank you for sharing your comments.
@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
i have to be more patient at all time to maintain our relationship for i may lose my family if i dont follow them. sometimes i just cant stop pretending that i am okay but still i respect them as the parents of my partner, also i support for what ever plans they want for the better future.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
24 Sep 07
When I had one....the mother in law didn't like me. My father in law on the other hand did. I learned a great deal from this. I learned that being an inlaw does not make you a mother or father to the daughter or son in law. It makes you family but not like with your own kids. You are lucky your mother in law liked you.