How to Deal with Difficult Parent In-laws

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Dealing with parent in-laws is the most critical problem of newly-married couples. The worst is some marriages were intentionally destroyed by the parents of either or both sides. This is maybe because some parents do not like their son in-law or daughter in-law from the very beginning. That is why it is very important to meet the parents first before marriage. However, if it did not happen or your first meeting did not have a positive result, you will now to face the circumstances. The suggestions below will somehow help.

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Article Source: Happy Family Matters

6 comments:

  Lin

April 15, 2008 at 3:00 AM

I married my husband a little over 5 years ago, and from the day I first my husband's sister, she determined to hate me even though she didn't know me at all.

It was explained to me that my sister in-law only cares about herself, selfishly worrying that anyone her brother might marry would only be interested in the "family estate". Which is funny since there is no "estate" to speak of.

Anyway, my husband and I took care of my father in-law all by ourselves for the last several years, with no help from other family members, until his recent passing.

After five very long and difficult years, my relationship with the other family members is just beginning to develop, since they know I had a lot to do with taking care of an elderly parent/grandparent, no thanks to them.

This is my second marriage, so I get the "joys" of trying to develop a friendship with my husband's two grown children. My relationship with his daughter has always been good, but his son is just beginning now to open up communication with me.

  Guardian Angel

April 15, 2008 at 3:19 AM

Hi Lin,

Sometimes people are fear of some things they should not really fear of.

Insecurities causes good people to be bad.

I am glad you shared your personal experience.

By the way, I just made an About the Blogger page so people would know me better. If you have time, just click through my recently created Navigation bar.

Thanks.

  chris

April 16, 2008 at 3:24 AM

I will have my wife read this because it's not me who needs to deal with difficult in-laws, it's her...LOL

  Guardian Angel

April 16, 2008 at 6:07 AM

No problem, Chris. I made this post for everyone.

But wait! Are your parents difficult to live with? lol!

  Lin

April 17, 2008 at 12:35 AM

I'm glad you made the About Me page. With the blog analytic tools I use, my About Me page gets looked at several times a day from search engine traffic as well as regular readers.

People want to know who they are reading, and why they should feel trusting of your words. So good for you on making that page.

Oh one more thing about Twitter. Be sure you use your actual picture of yourself, not some silly icon image. Lots of people(?) are following me on Twitter, but some of the newest ones don't use any real picture, and some just use the generic one from Twitter. Unless and until they use their own picture I won't follow them. It just feels creepy to me.

  Guardian Angel

April 17, 2008 at 6:01 AM

Hi Lin,

Thanks for the advice about Twitter. Actually, I tried to use my own picture but it cannot fit. I'll try it gain later.

By the way, I did not know having an About Me page is advantageous by SEO.

Thanks for telling me.