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Do you dread spending the holidays with the in-laws?

  1. Express10 profile image89
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    Do you dread spending the holidays with the in-laws?

    Why or why not? A majority of people that I know who are married are always complaining about this very thing, do you have fun instead?

  2. lburmaster profile image85
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    My mother-in-law, not at all. We talk to each other all the time and are best friends. But my father-in-law, I run in the opposite direction. So yes, I'm terrified of being around him. My partner doesn't like my family and I have to drag him to Ruston with his heels leaving deep tracks in the ground.

    1. Express10 profile image89
      Express10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have yet to hear from even one person that they generally get along well with the in-laws. Good to hear that you get along with your mother in law.

  3. Life and Luxury profile image84
    Life and Luxuryposted 5 years ago

    I used to think the hating the in-laws thing was a stereotype or myth, but I know quite a few people who hate their in-laws and have horror stories.

    While my husband likes my parents, my husband hates his whole family, including his parents, so we never visit them.

    1. Express10 profile image89
      Express10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I thought it was a myth too. Now my understanding is that this is more like the norm.

    2. chrissieklinger profile image91
      chrissieklingerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am like your husband smile

  4. chrissieklinger profile image91
    chrissieklingerposted 5 years ago

    I LOVE my in-laws, it is my own family I dread seeing:(

    1. Express10 profile image89
      Express10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Touche! Totally forgot about this one.

    2. Life and Luxury profile image84
      Life and Luxuryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So sad that we can't pick 'em! I stopped talking to my sister years ago because of her horrific personality.

      I bet we could exchange stories about toxic family members all day!

    3. Express10 profile image89
      Express10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LifeandLuxury, I haven't talked to my own mother in years. The tragic and bizarre reasons are best left for a book that I have yet to write.

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    lesliebyarsposted 5 years ago

    Indeed I do. Just kidding my in laws are just like my other family, wild and crazy.

  6. Handicapped Chef profile image79
    Handicapped Chefposted 5 years ago

    I have no problem with my in-laws they treat me just like i was there own son I can hang out with them all the time we do a lot of traveling together it's just great.

    1. Express10 profile image89
      Express10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You appear to be one of the few happy exceptions.

  7. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    My in-laws have passed away.  But when we were a young couple, yes, we both dreaded because--well let's just say there were some compatibility issues.  Now we spend holidays with my daughters-in-laws and it is wonderful.

  8. Efficient Admin profile image92
    Efficient Adminposted 5 years ago

    I believe a new movement needs to be started that says you are no longer required to spend your holidays with toxic people that you don't get along with and don't want to be around.

    1. Life and Luxury profile image84
      Life and Luxuryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Amen. I think this is why people become estranged from their family members -- because life is more peaceful apart. On days like holidays, you really want that peace.

  9. J. Biaza profile image60
    J. Biazaposted 5 years ago

    I don't have any…heehee!!!  Love the Holidays!

    1. Efficient Admin profile image92
      Efficient Adminposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love the Holidays too because I know I don't have to be around any toxic miserable people anymore (been there done that)!

  10. algarveview profile image88
    algarveviewposted 5 years ago

    In-laws, my own family, it's all the same if you ask me, because for some reason, people always chose the holidays to quarrel and bicker and it's very tiring...

 
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