The relationship with in-laws is such a delicate one. When you first started dating your now spouse, you would have done anything to earn his parents’ approval. Don’t you remember? You backed them up in all of their opinions, you’d never disagree with them, you always brought them gifts, you helped out around their home, and you were their doting little pet. Maybe it wasn’t that extreme but, you had a one-track mind when it came to your partner’s parents and that was make sure they like me. But like with any relationship we at first work hard for, the in-law one is one we can start to take for granted, and even resent. Once your in-laws thoroughly approve of you and even welcome you into the family, you stop worrying so much about pleasing them and start paying more attention to the displeasing things they do to you. Here are in-law struggles every couple has.
Tending to your partner’s health
This will likely be an issue you argue with your partner’s mother about, but it can be hard for your partner’s parents to hand his health over to you. You’ll both have your own opinions on which doctor he should see, which medications he should take, what he should eat, which procedures he should undergo and so on. This topic can become incredibly hot when a surgery comes up.