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Getting Along with Your In-Laws
Getting along with your in-laws may be the toughest thing you have to encounter when married or the easiest. Depending on your personalities and relationship with your in-laws will determine how easy it is to get along with them. There are some families that like to stay close knit and meddle into everyone's affairs. For some spouses they want to be individuals and have autonomy of what they do in their life or with their own family. While in-laws usually mean the best, there are sometimes rough spots. Here are some pointers to smoothing out the rough spots.
Don't take your in-laws too seriously. Sometimes they want to feel like they are still important to their son or daughters life. Parents will always be parents no matter how old their children are, so take the meddling with a grain of salt. If your in-laws happen to say something offensive, don't shut down, communicate with them and tell them why it is offensive. You don't have to be mean or tell them to butt out and never talk to them again, but instead talk to them like normal people.
A lot of people get caught up in that they can't say anything negative or conflicting to their in-laws. This is not true. If your in-laws know that you have an opinion and are working for your wife or husband to have the best, they will relax. While everyone's relationship with their in-laws is different, usually open communication will help you get along with your in-laws.
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