Why Your Relationship With Your In-Laws Feels Strained After You Have Kids

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The inevitable comparisons

At some point or another, in-laws will compare your parenting approach to how they parented their kids twenty-plus years ago. It’s also not unlikely that they will compare your child to your spouse and their siblings when they were kids. The occasional comparison is harmless; however frequent occurrences can get annoying quickly.

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