Hollywood has made it difficult to want to get married. There are the real-life divorces happening to “it” couples and there are movies that touch on the horrible experiences of meeting the in-laws. Of course, movies tend to be overly exaggerated but they most definitely have its roots.
When you decide to get married, you also get married to each other’s families. You will have to spend more time with your spouse’s parents and try to create a genuine relationship with them. There are some families that are very welcoming and easy to get along with, while others need a little more patience.
Dealing with in-laws require you to be your authentic self. Why? Because you will spend the rest of your lives talking with them during Christmas, birthdays and other special occasions. When you pretend to be someone you’re not, they will notice it eventually, and you don’t want them to think you were faking it. Be genuine. It will make them understand why your spouse loves you so much. They need to know why he/she chose to live with you and no one else.
The 10 Commandments of Dealing with In-laws will give you a difference perspective. One that is completely different from the movies you’ve seen or dramatic soap operas you’ve followed.