Handling and managing Family–In– Laws
When a couple gets married, it is just the beginning of another new long term relationship with the two families.
Family – in- laws includes your spouse’s brothers, sisters, mother, fathers, cousins, uncles, aunties, nephews, nieces etc. Two families have become united as one and partners must embrace their family-in-laws member.
Its never easy but they need to use wisdom to successfully handle and maintain these new relationships especially the wife.
Here are a few top tips that can help:
- Prioritize the most important family-in-laws of your partner.
- Your partners immediate family members will be the most important e.g. Mother-in-law, sister-in-law. The next priority batch will be the most closest and important people to your partner. It is important that you find out as soon as possible from your spouse
- With these you need to have and develop a good relationship, know their interests, birthdays, anniversaries, send gifts, call and visit often as much as you can. Show genuine interest and make extra effort especially to the most influential people to your partner.
- When there is a family dispute, as much as possible do not interfere or openly side anyone in particular. Be as neutral as possible
- Know what you discuss with your in laws. They will respect you more this way
Remember, family- in –laws are important and part of your partner’s family whether you like It or not. So accept them and make the positive move and steps early in your marriage.
Wishing you all the very best with the relationship with your Family-in-laws.