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I love all my in-laws and try to include them into the family.


Posted by Cynthea Jenke, 9th July 2015


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  • My mother in law was the best. We got on so well and my kids loved her to bits. My father in law was long gone when I turned up, never knew him


  • My in-laws died before I met my husband. Although I would have liked to have met them, sometimes the stories I hear from other people make me think it saved me a lot of stress.


  • My in-laws a lovely people.


  • I love my in-laws! My mother is absolutely amazing and my father is very quiet but will help us to the end of the earth! I have a daughter and my mother in law loves babysitting and will even take her overnight! She also helps us so much mentally and financially :) They let me move in when I had trouble at home and they love me like I’m their own. I don’t know where I’d be without them!


  • I have a mix. My mother and father in laws are great. My sister in law and her hubby are just very different from us. I don’t understand why we just don’t seem to click. She is not well at all and this morning when we told our oldest child (adult now) that we were going to visit them, he just said, “uncle so and so is an idiot”. When asked why, he said he is always making snide remarks about him and his siblings….probably out of ear shot of us, their parents. Even though we are not very close to them, we have never brought the children into this – my eldest was surprised that I agreed with him today. He just never knew that was how we felt about them. We never talked about the problems we have with them in front of the children and we are always still cordial with them. It is interesting that our children are finding out for themselves what these relatives are really like.


  • My mother in law was the best I could have asked for! She was great with me, fantastic with my kids. She died in 2005 and has left the biggest hole in our lives, I miss her terribly. The rest of the in laws, we have nothing to do with.


  • I do not get along with my in-laws but neither does my partner.
    We found them to be a negative influence on ourselves & our children & made the difficult decision to cut all ties. It was not easy & there was some backlash but we had to do what was best for our children.


  • Mine are amazing! They live around the corner so at first I thought I’d hate that but they keep to themselves. Assist and help out where they can and I find I’m over at their place way more than they are at mine!


  • I have a love hate relationship with them. They moved close to be near the grandchildren


  • I don’t have an issue with mine. They live overseas so I only see them once or twice a year.


  • Like all relationships – they require nurturing.


  • Mine are fantastic,we all enjoy each other’s company when we get together.


  • I get on with them to varying degrees.


  • My Mother in-law can be very manipulating, I tend to watch what I say around her, because she’ll twist it around add her own version and use it against me at a later date.


  • My IN laws are getting better with time, as they begin to understand if they want to be part of our lives they can be, But our kids needs will mostly come first. Before kids we got along great, but since kids we have had some hard times with them understanding the kids routines etc…. But with a lot of explianing they are getting better and speeding more time with the family.


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