04 Nov 2014
How to Cope with Pushy In-Laws
When you get married, in fact as soon as you get engaged,
you will gain a whole new family. Learning to cope with your new in-laws can be
challenging if you find them to be overly involved in your life and getting used
to how another family interact can take some time. Take a look at some of our
top tips on how you to learn to deal with your new found family.
Be Open Minded
It’s easy to say but sometimes a little more difficult to do
but keeping an open mind about your new family’s ways will be a big help. Each
family is different and you will need to be prepared to compromise a little to help
things run more smoothly.
Set Ground Rules
Perhaps your new family have strong views on whether you should
work after getting married or when to have children. It’s important that you
and your new husband have some boundaries on how involved your new in laws can
be in your decision making.
Know When to Give In
You may sometimes have to do some things that you don’t want
too or spend a few too many nights having big family dinners but sometimes it’s
better to show willing and spend some extra time with your in-laws.
Know When to Stand Your Ground
This is just as important as sometimes giving in – if there
are some things that you feel you really can’t compromise on that are really important
to you then know when you should stand your ground.
Spend Time Together
As with all relationships, it takes time to get to know each
other and even if you don’t initially hit it off, you may find after spending
some time together you become firm friends and close family!