In Laws - Adversary or Friend?

United States
July 12, 2008 7:53pm CST
For all of you who are married, have been married or are involved in a committed partnership... we all have to deal with our significant other's family. For some, the relationships with the "in-laws" is enjoyable and easy - everyone gets along well, there is little friction and friendships are forged. For others, it's not so easy, the in laws can be more of an adversary or and unanticipated foe in the battle over family life. Thinking about your situation, which exists for you, and if you do face a conflict oriented relationship with your significant others family, how do you cope with it?
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• United States
15 Jul 08
Well, luckily I have been "accepted" by my boyfriend's family. In a way, they have no choice because we have been together for years. I haven't given them a reason to dislike me. I am pretty much a laid back, easy going person. Even though my boyfiend's mother and I get along, I do feel that she can be jealous of me sometimes. I sense the "you are taking my son away from me" vibe when he does something extravagant. I have heard her comment that oh you will buy your girlfriend this but you cant do this for me? It doesn't happen often though and it hasn't happened in a long time as far as I know. I guess that just happened earlier in our relationship. I think every mother gets that feeling though especially since she is a single parent. Other than that, we get a long fine.
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• Davao, Philippines
13 Jul 08
well i guess our in-laws are our friend if only we had exert our effort to be friendly to them in return..but i guess its a difficult task wife should handle..and if successful i guess its one the hardest battle she won in her intire life..