10 Things No One Tells You About Having a Father-in-Law

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Here’s the thing: You know your MIL might not be so easy to get along with (you’re heard some crazy stories from your friends), but what about your FIL? Here, Nesties reveal what it’s really like with their FILs.

“My FIL still intimidates me.” — Along52612

“He tells me he loves me and cares about me, as if I were his own daughter!” — Caroline S.

“When DH and I got married, he danced with me and said he always wanted a daughter and now he finally has one. He also calls me his little girl.” –banda522

“I’m definitely a lot closer to my FIL than my own dad. He is one of the most genuinely nice people I know and would give you the shirt off his back. He also understands me a lot better than my own dad.”  — ms12345

“My FIL is seriously the goofiest guy I’ve ever met, and it’s so heartwarming. He’s become my second dad.”  — hyperion0616

“My Father-in-Law is exactly like my husband, just 20 years older.  It’s so eerie. I’ve never met a father and son who look so much alike. They even have a lot of the same interests. ” — Elena M.

“When my father died, my father-in-law told me that he knew my dad loved me very much and that until I could be with my dad again, he would be there for me like my dad always was.” — Jennifer P.

“My FIL is very old-school and he used to intimidate me. One day instead of shaking hands when I saw him I gave him a huge hug. He was caught off-guard—but our relationship completely changed and now we’re really close!” — Irene H.

“I’ve become just as close to my FIL as I am to my actual dad!” — Rachel D.

“He has the same quirky (and annoying) habits as my husband. Mainly, they both tell terrible jokes that they think are hilarious.” — Kate V.

What’s your relationship like with your FIL? Add your two cents in our comments section!

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