6 Cringe-Worthy In-Law Encounters

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You have embarrassing moments (like that time you spent the duration of dinner with a large piece of spinach in your teeth), and then you have those moments that are so cringe-worthy, you’d rather not re-hash the details. And if you thought embarrassing yourself among friends was bad, nothing compares to shaming yourself in front of your in-laws.

Luckily, these readers showed no shame in sharing their most awkward moments with their partner’s parents. From loud late-night romps to getting caught with their pants down, these in-law encounters make us want to hide out until the next family reunion.

My mother-in-law came home early to find my now husband in the shower together. We were 16 and it was our first time seeing each other naked. She still jokingly brings it up … 10 years later. — Laura B.

We lived with my in-laws for a short time just before we got married and bought our house. Try having your father-in-law not look you in the eye because he’s handing you your mail– a “free thong” postcard from Victoria’s Secret! — Christie S.

My husband and I thought it would be nice to pop in and visit his parents this past summer since we live within 5 minutes of each other. Let’s just say we got an awkward surprise when we walked into the kitchen to find a family dinner … complete with parents, grandparents, his brother, sister-in-law and their child. Thanks for the invite guys! — Chelsea F.

When my husband and I still lived with his parents, I walked into their room to ask my mother-in-law a question (their door was slightly open). As I walked in, my father-in-law walked out of the bathroom at that same moment in his shirt and underwear. As soon as we caught each other’s eye, he quickly backed right into the bathroom to put pants on. — Heather R.

My in-laws booked a pre-honeymoon cruise for us. But because the cruise deal was so good, they booked themselves on the trip as well (they thought it wise book the room next to ours). After a night of drinking and enjoying our balcony as a couple, my in-laws told us that they sleep with their balcony door open to hear the ocean at night. And that from what they heard the night before, my husband and I were sensational. Needless to say I was speechless. — Erika S.

Before we were married, I gave myself a concussion by falling out of the shower and hitting my head on the toilet at my parents-in-law’s home. Thankfully, my now husband was the only one to see me naked in the floor — but it was still very embarrassing! — LeeAnn W.

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