How to make parent-in-laws feel welcomed and loved when they are coming for shor

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  1. rosika profile image77
    rosikaposted 6 years ago

    How to make parent-in-laws feel welcomed and loved when they are coming for short stay ?

  2. Hawkesdream profile image67
    Hawkesdreamposted 6 years ago

    First thing is to be yourself, don't feel awkward or try to be something other than who you are.

    It sounds as if you have a good relationship with your 'in-laws' anyway, otherwise they wouldn't be staying with you. They, in turn feel they have a good relationship with you, or they wouldn't stay.

    Make them feel at home, allow them to make drinks when they want, wash up if they want. Ultimately, just be you and allow them to be them.

    Hope you have a great time

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    susanm23bposted 6 years ago

    I think that they need three basic things to feel welcomed and loved--time, place and attention.

    Time - Set aside some of your normal activities while they are visiting.  Take some time off of your work, if possible.  Don't talk about the things you are usually doing.  If guests feel as though they are keeping you from the activities you would rather be doing, they will feel as though they are "in the way".

    Place - Make sure they have a comfortable place to sleep, put their clothes, toiletries, etc.  If you have a guest room and bath, this will be easy.  If you have a smaller home, you will need to temporarily relocate some of your things to make a place for them.  By taking the time and trouble to make a place for them, you will make them feel welcome.

    Attention - Plan to prepare some of their favorite foods or go out to their favorite restaurant.  Before their visit, ask them if there is anything special they would like to do or see.  If they don't give you any suggestions, do a little research on your own.  Maybe your mother-in-law loves flowers, and you learn there will be a home and garden show in your area during their visit.  This would be a great activity for you to do together and really show that you care.

  4. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    In-law visits are a great opportunity to learn how to cook your spouse's favorite dishes from home, and to share stories about when he or she grew up. Every family has its own recipes for things like potato salad, a favorite cake, or Thanksgiving dressing.

    Show them you appreciate the role they had in helping your husband or wife become the person you love. Tell them the good things he or she says about those years spent growing up in their home.

    Thank them for giving you the person you'll spend eternity with!

  5. cat on a soapbox profile image97
    cat on a soapboxposted 6 years ago

    Allow them to feel comfortable and unrushed. They are family. Take the time to share a nice homemade dinner and let them help. Ask your husband's mom for some cooking tips and favorite recipes or traditions. Put out family photo albums and share memories. They open conversation and encourage stories. Tell them what you love and appreciate about your spouse. Afterall they are still proud parents!

  6. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
    mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago

    How do you make the visiting Mother and Father in law feel welcome in your home? You want to impress them, and keep your spouse happy, so here are some ideas for how to keep everyone happy when the in laws come to stay. read more

 
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