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Do you get along with your in-laws?

October 5, 2017
  • Almost always
  • Sometimes, but our relationship could be better
  • We have little to no contact so it’s hard to say
  • No, they make it impossible
  • I’m not married

Parents of a partner is a critical point, the one to pay attention to when the relationship between lovers are still in their infancy. All your future life will depend on the way the parents of your chosen one treat one another and their child. Difficulties in dealing with the parents of your spouse usually arise before the newlyweds right after the marriage. Moreover, the immediate relatives of the husband and wife – their parents – are often in a state of temporary confusion. 

The process of in-depth study of their child’s partner is in progress, so parents are naturally concerned about the fate of their son or daughter, whether their marriage will be happy, whether they will be able to create a happy family and find a family happiness. “If only she was gentle and kind with him, he is so quiet and modest,” say the parents of the husband to their friends. “At first he’s quiet, and then turns out a rude boy, there are many like this, now,” worry the parents of the bride. And both sides are ready to prevent, without delay, any injustice towards their son or daughter. But this, of course, doesn’t always happen. Where the partners have a harmonious relationship with the parents of the other, this largely ensures the stability of relations between the couple. Relationships with partner’s parents, when crafted correctly, can become a source of mutual support, giving the opportunity to redistribute family resources – material, physical, emotional – in accordance with the circumstances of family life. The link between generations, mutual assistance is one of the most important aspects of family life. 

So, what are your relations with the parents of your husband (wife)?

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