How to Deal With Annoying In-Laws

January 26, 2011  |  

You can choose your husband, but unfortunately you can’t choose your in-laws. In-laws are the baggage each partner brings into the relationship.  The baggage could be good, or it could be bad. Just the same, there are some people who are lucky enough to have in-laws that welcome them into the family with open arms. Then there are others whose in-laws are everything but welcoming.

So unfortunately, if your loving and supportive husband just so happens to have a family that’s comparable to the in-laws from hell, you still have to at least attempt a positive relationship with them, for the sake of keeping the peace within your marriage. You don’t have to be best friends with his sister, take marital advice from his mother, or even call his father ‘dad,’ but you should at least make the relationship as cordial as possible.

So how do you deal with these nuisances known as in-laws?

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  • Ruby

    I keep my distance. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law can't stand me because I came into the marriage with a career and a degree and since I been been earned my Master's. I also did not have any out of wedlock kids or ex-husband. I guess living right upsets some people. I used to try to get along with them but when my husband told me to stop trying that's exactly what I did. So I show up for things I want do. I don't have them in my home. When I see them, I'm glad because it's not often. Next!

    • Rice_51188

      Omg. That is pretty much my story. My mother n law and sister in law can’t stand me. I thinks she is mad cause I finished my degree and had a baby in the process. I have two kids now and she can’t stand the fact that they look like me and not her daughter. She doesn’t even try to come around. We keep our distance too.