There are many families who pride themselves on their social standing, and they want their children to marry within their social circle. This does not always occur, and the person their child does choose for a lifetime companion could be considered beneath them. When this happens, the family might try...

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Many people have heard and laughed at the jokes, groans and foibles of married people trying to deal with in-laws. They might seem funny at the time, but these dramas have done much to split couples. One person might be fine with the relatives of their spouse, but the other...

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There are many times when tragedy occurs in the life of a family, and they need every member to help them through it. For those who have in-law issues, it can be a time when they prove to the family their worthiness to be a part of it. Looking at...

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Avoiding the family gatherings of a spouse is a time-honored tradition, but it can have far reaching consequences. Those who do not like spending time with their in-laws find ways to avoid them, and they seldom realize how much pressure it can put on their spouse. When they have given...

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Parents are generally the ones who decide whether or not their child has made the right choice of a spouse, and they are the ones who will sway the family into acceptance or rejection of that choice. It could take decades before they are able to let that person into...

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Couples today might still want the blessing of their families before they get married, but it could be impossible for some of them to obtain it. One set of parents might be missing from the wedding, or they could be there simply as a sign of good manners. It might...

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Couples are often excited to discuss having their own children, but they might not be quite so open if one of them does not get along well with their in-laws. The subject could become a sore point if the parents want the relationship to end, and gatherings with them could...

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When two people have chosen to make a commitment to building a future together, they generally get married and begin raising a family. They do well when they are alone together, but there are many occasions when they are expected to spend time with their own families. For the person who is attending an event at the home of their spouse, it can be a difficult social gathering if they do not get along well with the family. Marriage and the in-laws do not always mix, but it can change over time if all parties practice patience.

There are many opportunities for getting along with the loved ones of a spouse, but there are just as many times when misunderstandings can derail any chance for everyone to find a way to get along. It can be a difficult road for the person who feels caught between their spouse and their family.