I have the perfect in-laws
they just turn up, have a cup of tea, leave a selection of regional ales and/or bottle of malt whisky, then go.
they also have a brilliant dog.
they also have no interest in me as a person, or my life.
brilliant. what are your in-laws like?
i don't speak to mine - bit awkward for my husband i guess - long story - life is better for me without them in mine - kids see them - means i get lots of time on regular intervals when my husband goes there for dinner - bonus for me
my mother in law is very quiet and deaf and so is hard to have converstaions with....she is a lot older than me and we don't have anything in common.......
But she has never interrferred with my bringing up of the kids and never argued or been nasty ever to me and so i am very grateful....so many people get hassle......
my brothers and sisters in law are a mixed bag...but my one great neice is lovely and we have 9 great nieces and nephews form my hubbies side so thats a nice thing
On the other hand i have a brilliant relationship with my mother who i adore
11,000 miles away
i actually moved her to 40 metres up the road from me last year RicF...
I think its wonderful and my OH doesn't seem to mind either
My in-laws are lovely - but they drive me bloody barmy!
at which point do you stop trying to impress them/make them happy and just carry on with your life?
from the first moment..be yourself
For much of my marriage I got on perfectly well with my M-in-L who did, to be fair, live a couple of thousand miles away. After the divorce I maintained basic contact (occasional chat by phone, birthday and crimble cards etc). But then she became a 7th Day Adventist and took to ramming the bible down my throat all the time so I cut her off. Muttley Jnr did likewise so she's gained a bunch of God-bothering friends but lost her grandchild. Pity.
Just had Sunday lunch with mine and the sister-in -law. All good.
my mother-in-law is also an EXCELLENT cook. like amazing.
i should make clear that they aren't actually my in-laws, as we live in sin.
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