In-laws: Is there a difference between mine and yours?

When you married, you also became part of another family with its own set of expectations. There is need to recognize and respect those expectations within limits. However, none of those limits include:

Submerge all your own feelings, desires, preferences, and needs in the service of “doing things their way.”
Permit them to disrespect, control, or manipulate you for their own selfish ends.
It doesn’t entail “obeying” all their “parental” requests or requirements which, in some instances with some in-laws, may get out of control once entertained out of “respect”. … More In-laws: Is there a difference between mine and yours?

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In-law Ish!

“As a son-in-law or daughter-in-law, what’s required of me? What are my obligations, whether I feel like it or not, in relating to my spouse’s relatives?” Before I got married, I prayed I wouldn’t have to deal with parents-in-law, especially mother-in-law. I don’t quite understand the emotions and hormones of women, despite being a woman … More In-law Ish!

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