Dealing with pushy in-laws is a very delicate process. At the end of the day, no matter how much your partner also agrees that his parents cross some boundaries and put their noses where they don’t belong, those in-laws are still your boo’s family. You aren’t allowed to be as firm or assertive with them as he is, or he might be offended. Plus, no matter how much the in-laws drive you nuts, you still want them to like you! You’ll be spending holidays, family vacations and who knows what else with them for years to come, so you can’t afford for things to go sour.
That being said, if in-laws are too pushy, you can feel like you have no control over your life, and other things like how you raise your children, how you spend your money, and where you buy a home. These are big things not to have control over! So, here is how to deal with pushy in-laws, whether you have them now or will soon.
First, ask your partner for help
If at all possible, it’s best that your partner talks to his parents about respecting boundaries. They’re already comfortable with a confrontation with him, and this way, you can stay in their good graces.