How to Get Along with Your In-Laws
Families can be crazy. If it is your family, you will always love them no matter what. But what happens when your significant other’s family is the one driving you mad? This situation can get awkward very fast.
There’s no rule saying you have to love your in-laws. But if you don’t, being around them will be torture. So at all costs, at least fake it until you make it.
Here are a couple ideas of how to pass the time with your in-laws and mange to survive at the same time:
No one wants to make a scene in public. So if you really can’t stand your in-laws, take them out to avoid any trouble. Plus dinnertime means less talking and more eating. Who knows, maybe things will go well and they will pick up the bill.
If dining out isn’t an option, dining in can work out. While sharing your kitchen can cook up some trouble, try to work together and let things run smoothly. Impress them with one of your favorite dishes you know everyone likes. And if things go sour, you are at home. Drink as much as you want with no pressure to drive.
When all else fails, take your in-laws out to the closest mall or shopping center. If they are visiting from out of town, they will love it. This way you go together, but separate in the store and get some space. Everyone ends up happy and you minimally have to interact.
If you get along with your in-laws, you are blessed. The idea of having a second family is so exciting. This means holidays will be enjoyable, and you will genuinely like your time together. But if you don’t get along, don’t panic. Some people just have nothing in common with each other, and you can’t control that. If that is the case, just be civil and try to find as much common ground as possible. Visibly not liking your significant other’s family can hurt them, so either keep it to yourself or be honest in the nicest way possible.
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Christina aspires to be a public relations professional in a big city after graduation from James Madison University. In her free time when she’s not blogging away about dating and relationships, Christina loves to go shopping, watch Netflix and play with every puppy that crosses her path.