Manage episode 298217286 series 2883177
When you get married, you’re not just marrying your future husband or wife. In reality, you’re also marrying their family! Of course that includes your in laws, who for some reason seem to have a bad reputation. We’ve all at least heard a couple of horror stories regarding monster in laws misbehaving. But is it really always that bad? Do our relationships with our in laws always need to be stressful, filled with tension and full of drama?
In this episode, we discuss the importance of building strong relationships with your in laws and why it should be a positive experience. We also share some of our own personal strategies for strengthening our relationships with our parents and in laws to promote a healthy marriage.
1:13 Welcome banter
3:54 Start of topic
4:55 Monster in law
11:51 Mama’s boy
14:45 The importance and impact of in laws
20:18 Strategies to improve relationship with in laws
27:00 Your parents and in laws are people too
28:00 Building new memories together
29:15 Empty nest syndrome
30:30 Takeaways and lessons learned