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Relationship Protocol: Do You Like Your Significant Other's Family?

Relationship Protocol: Do You Like Your Significant Other's Family?

Since Christmas is just days away, I'm sure most of you in relationships will be putting in some quality time with each other's families. We've all heard nightmare stories about evil mothers-in-law or obnoxious siblings, but there are some lucky ones who marry into amazing families, ones that you actually look forward to spending time with! So do you genuinely like your significant other's family?


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keiraz keiraz 8 years
we're not that close/serious yet but I think they are nice, have talked to them on the phone once or twice and didn't meet his brother yet :-)
tinyspark tinyspark 8 years
My boyfriend's family swear a lot, and are extremely kind and hilarious...he comes from good stock!
calli-gurl calli-gurl 8 years
i cant stand the mother. the sister and i get along fine. but the rest, i cant stand them.
vmruby vmruby 8 years
I absolutely adore all of my husband's family.They've treated me like royality since the first time I met them. There's nothing I wouldn't do for any of my in-laws.....
kia kia 8 years
I am of a very different culture than my in-laws. I adore my father-in-law, but we don't have much to talk about. My sister-in-law and I IM all the time... but not about politics, science, or a lot of other things. And with my mother-in-law... we don't have any beef with each other, but I keep my distance because I don't appreciate how she treats her son and I don't want a closer relationship with her than what my husband has with her.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
glampop20 glampop20 8 years
My Bf's mom can be very difficult and hard to please but for the most part his parents are very caring and genuine. His brother is a know-it-all but very fun to be around.
jessie jessie 8 years
i like his family better then my own!
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
I do love my bf's family. His parents (especially his mom) are so nice and inviting and there's always room for me even if I'm not expected. They even invite me on vacations!
iamangiepooh iamangiepooh 8 years
I absolutely adore my boyfriend's family. I love going over there every weekend because not only are they hospitable, but they treat me SO well, make me laugh nonstop, and his mom cooks the most delicious meals. I felt kind of bad going over there all the time, but they have never made me feel like I have intruded. I love them. :-)
lildorothyparker lildorothyparker 8 years
I love his parents, but being around his extended family is like hitting myself on the head with a hammer only less fun. His grandfather likes to crack anti-Semetic jokes (my grandparents participation in the Dutch resistant movement in WW2, so that doesn't sit well with me) and his grandmother is one of those "I don't want to say anything bad, but [insert negative comment here] kind of people. Then there's the aunts/uncles/cousins who are just a boat load of fun.
queenlizzie queenlizzie 8 years
I'm with GlowingMoon. My boyfriend's family is his only liability. There are a few exceptions, like his grandparents and his sister and brother-in-law, but for the most part his family is chock full of gossiping back-stabbers and his dad just goes along with it. I've gotten literally sick to my stomach seeing how they treat each other, and wondering how they talk about me when I'm not there. I put up with them and suck it up for my boyfriend's sake, but after 5 years, I'm pretty sure it's not going to be in-law bliss when we get married.
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 8 years
I love my husband's family, they've been almost more of a family to me than my own. I've lived with them for 2 years, 1 1/2 of those years while I wasn't married. They took me in and took care of me. They love me as one of the fam as if I have been there forever. His Mom and I talk a lot.
reactionary reactionary 8 years
well wow, i'm jealous of all of you. my boyfriend i have been dating for a year and a half now, and his mother still refuses to accept that we are together. she hates me, and i will never know the reason why. it sucks. i love his sister, and his dad seems nice, but it seems like he can never truly be nice to me because of the mother. ughhh, how i wish it could be like everyone else. i would really like to have a relationship with his family but i don't see how it could happen with all the animosity. and fyi, she has no real reason to dislike me: i'm a dean's list student, come from a good family, i've had a job since i was sixteen, i work hard, etc. i don't understand it at all.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
No. Truthfully, my husband's family is the only liability in my marriage. We are very different people -- different outlooks, values, etc. My husband is considerably different from them (he and I share more similarities, and hence, we're suitable for each other), but his family is something else. In all fairness, though, they're probably think I'm strange, too. :)
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
I get along great with his family, probably a good thing since I'll be marrying into it :). His niece is adorable and makes me want kids so badly. Once thing I have realized is I won't have any future MIL drama because she is the type that won't butt in unless she is asked to.
ann418 ann418 8 years
My soon to be MIL is great, my fiance's siblings and their wives have their moments, and I can't stand his step dad because he deliberately tries to upset me. So it's an interesting dynamic when we get together.
psterling psterling 8 years
My husband's parents are THE BEST. I love them to bits. His mom and I hit it off right away and speak regularly- more often than my husband speaks with them!
kimsy kimsy 8 years
Love them. And my husband gets along well with my family too. We are lucky, I guess.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Yeah, I adore his family. I mean, they are an aquired taste for some, but they are very sweet, funny, VERY humble, down-to-earth people. His family is better than my own, to be honest. He likes my family enough, even though my family is the polar opposite of his, broken, dysfunctional, loud, and just all out friggen crazy. However, while I do adore his family, they can be a bit clique-y and annoying. I guess it depends on the day!
facin8me facin8me 8 years
Yes and no. My husband's immediate family is f'ed in the head, but I do like many people in his extended family.
melizzle melizzle 8 years
In-laws... only in small doses, please.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I would hope i wasnt born into my husbands family...that would make us siblings and ew.
le-romantique le-romantique 8 years
I love my boyfriends family. Theyre the family i should have been born into, he should have been born in mine... we both like each others families, so thats good. His mom is the best cook ever. I love hangin out with his mom, its like how i am with my mom, were pals.
Sugasuga29 Sugasuga29 8 years
Where the hell is the "I'd rather have a root canal than be around my evil mother-in-law and her mini-me of a daughter??" These options aren't fair. There are some of us who are very disappointed by their in-laws and would rather just avoid them and their drama.
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