How to Survive Easter With Your In-Laws

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Chocolate bunnies, egg dye, cute spring clothes… there are plenty of reasons to be excited for Easter. And as with any holiday, family time can either be a part of the “Things we love” category, or the “Things we dread.” Perhaps it’s more likely to make it into the latter category when your in-laws are... read more

Hot Topic: Do Your In-Laws Make You Happy or Crazy?

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Whether they mean well or try to raise hell, in-laws can often push buttons, but they can also get a bad rap. After all, they're family, so there will be tough times and great times. When you don't see eye-to-eye, try to laugh the disagreements off (when you can) instead of fueling family feuds.... read more

Why I Keep Going to Honeymoon Destinations with My In-Laws

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Just say the word Aruba, and everyone pictures couples sharing quiet moments together beachside. But when I was recently on that island snapping a picture of this sunset that sucked me into its beauty, not only were my hubby and I not on the honeymoon we haven’t taken yet, we weren’t even alone in the... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Best Ways to Bond With Your Father-in-Law

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Sure, the idea of pleasing your mother-in-law may seem intimidating, but sometimes the task of winning over your father-in-law can be just as daunting. While you want to win him over, it's important not to come off too strong (football! beer! fishing!). For ideas on just how to bond with your partner's father, follow these... read more

How to Deal With a Suffocating Sister-in-Law

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Let’s face it: Girls don’t often play nice. But what happens when one of those "girls" is a grown adult who just so happens to be your spouse’s sister? While mothers-in-law are one thing, a relationship with your sister-in-law can be even trickier to navigate. It seems that mothers are often all-too-eager to... read more
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