Do you get along with your in-laws?

United States
September 27, 2007 9:51pm CST
I think in any marriage one set of parents is more annoying than the other. My parents are more understanding and accepting of my marriage than my husbands parents (it's a LONG story) are but I know he is still annoyed at times with my family. Anyone have any stories to share?
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• Philippines
11 Oct 07
I agree with you. In marriage life there's always one side of parents who is more annoying. I am married, but I don't get along really well with my in-laws. I don't know why I have a heavy heart for them, not only my husbands parents but his siblings as well. Maybe because "something" happened the night after our marriage. Also, whenever they need help, financially especially, they always turn to my husband as if he earns so much. But when it's us who are need, they can't even shell out a single centavo. There are other things besides financial, that we need help sometimes but it's useless seeking their help. There are even times they meddle with our problem and I hate them for that. It's as if they still can't let go of their son. Maybe because my husband is their eldest child. On the other hand, I just appreaciate and thankful that my husband really do have a good relationship with my own family.
• United States
11 Oct 07
My situation is very similar and I feel much like you do. My husband is an only child and his mom just can't let go. Our "something" happened at our rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding and not the day of. It continued to happen for about a month after we got married until my husband finally told his mom to stop. My in-laws don't meddle though - I think it's because they live so far away from us that they don't know what's really going on day to day.
@keyi568 (29)
• China
28 Sep 07
I think that you write very good
• United States
28 Sep 07
Thank you! That makes me feel pretty good!
@mykmari_08 (2465)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
It's really hard when one does not get along well with his or her in-laws. On my part, I can't say that they are perfect but I get along pretty well with them. There are instances when they say something which I don't agree with; but to avoid rifts between us, I just shut my mouth. My mother-in-law is quite okay for me, rather than my father-in-law. Although I don't have the guts to go against him verbally; he's still my husband's father. But sometimes, I do voice out my grievances with my husband. With my parents' side, I believe they are understanding enough that my husband and his family are not financially stable. But still, there are times when my husband has something to tell me about them. It's quite hard to be in between two rocks who keep on pushing each other. I just hope and pray that nothing will happen that will lead to our discord and misunderstandings with both of our families.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I usually get along with my in-laws and step-mother better than I get along with my mom.... Even though I love my family dearly, they tend to get on my nerves pretty quickly sometimes...
@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
28 Sep 07
I think I'm very fortunate to get along well with my in-laws and also to have my husband get along so well with my family. Neither of us have problems with the others parents or siblings and I think it makes life a lot easier. Both families are very supportive of us and we can turn to them whenever we're in a bind.