In-Laws: Love Them or Loathe Them?

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They say that when you marry someone, you marry their family too. Some folks seem to hit the family jackpot, while others… well, not so much. Nesties jumped in to share with us whether or not they are happy with their in-laws (and if they aren’t, what they would change about them).

“I love my in-laws. Very loving caring people. We don’t see them often even though we live very close. They travel a lot. But my husband and his mom talk regularly. They have similar styles to my parents so it makes it easy for everyone to get along.” — Erikan73

“I love my in-laws. I always say I hit the jackpot with my husband’s family. They are wonderful people. I am really close with both of my sisters-in-law and I call his parents Mom and Dad.” — Cupcake0629

“My mother-in-law is awesome. My father-in-law I dislike, but my husband and sister-in-law dislike him too, so it isn’t just me.” — NavyBlue143

“I have a love-not love relationship with my in-laws. They’re nice people and all, but they interfere way too much in our business. I would rather have nice in-laws though than mean crappy ones, so in that department I consider myself lucky. The flip side – my family, I know my husband probably isn’t all that fond of them either. Again, nice people and my parents love him like a son, but they are the complete opposite of his family and too much drama with them. At the end of the day, both my husband and I go home and just laugh it off and are thankful that we have each other to stay sane after a visit with either family.” — R.Wilsonny

“I like my in-laws. I only have a mother-in-law and sister-in-law. My mother-in-law took me in when I moved from California to Wisconsin to be with my husband. Occasionally she is passive aggressive about things and she demands that my husband do things for her that she could do easily on her own. But for the most part we have a good relationship.” — Xandy417

“My mother-in-law and sister-in-law are very… different. But they’re wonderful women with very big hearts … My step-father-in-law, he treats my mother-in-law nicely, which is about his only redeeming quality. He is RUDE, loud, obnoxious and has SERIOUS issues about money. If we go out to dinner with him and my mother-in-law and we don’t IMMEDIATELY offer to pay for AT LEAST our own half of the meal, he’ll tell us we’re moochers.” — loves2shop4shoes

“I tried really hard with mine at first, but then I realized that no matter how nice, polite, etc. I was, they would never like me. I’m not from their culture or religious background, and the only daughter-in-law they want is someone from their tiny community. I’m a lot happier now that we moved far away and I no longer care about them liking me. It also helps that they treat their other daughter-in-law like crap too. I hesitate to say I hate them, but I really don’t like them. I also think they both have anger issues and my father-in-law drinks too much.” — Leftie22

“I have issues with my mother-in-law. How annoyed I am with her depends on the day. I generally like her as a person but she’s made some decisions about my kid that make me suspicious of her judgment and intentions.” — Kimbus22

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