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Aloha Friday: Mother-in-law relationship

My Question:

Do you have a good relationship with your mother-in-law?


Before I got married I lived with my MIL for about two months! (long story). I kept waiting for the 'stereotypical in law' to come forth, but that never happened. My MIL is a good woman and I'm glad to have her as a MIL. Of course there are 'stuff', but what family doesn't have 'stuff'. However, she is two days travel away :)

Kailani says "In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response."
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  1. Luckily i really do! My MIL is just awesome and she doesn't pushes things on me! However sometimes i still have the stress to satisfy her even though she never asked or demanded smth from me.. maybe I'm just weird and obsessed with making everybody happy around me! Sad, i know:P

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  2. Not so much. We're polite and friendly, but not . . . well you know. Actually my husband doesn't have a good relaitonship with her either. Her choice not his. Sad.

  3. Yes, I am blessed to have a good relationship w/ her. Of course, nothing is perfect, but she is so laid back, it makes it very easy!!

    I also have a good relationship w/ my father in law as well.

  4. Now that I've learned how to take things with a grain of salt...yes.

  5. My mother-in-law has never forgiven me for getting my hubby to move here and not stay by them. I know everything in her mind is my fault. When we see her and my FIL they behave in person.

  6. Well, let's just say that I'm grateful she doesn't speak much I don't have to speak to her.....
    She's not that bad...the bigger difficulty is actually the SIL....
    But, actually, the biggest difficulty is a fiance who doesn't know how to balance between me and

  7. Nope. After 18 yrs of marriage I've learned to respect what she's done & who she is (mom to Hubby & grandma to my kids although she doesn't even try to do those jobs) & let the rest go. That being said I always have horrible nightmares before we visit but thankfully those are extremely few & far between.

  8. I get a long well with my MIL, there has been times I would disagree with her. But, she is a very generous woman who has helped us a lot.

  9. I kinda do. I wish it were better, I am trying to just let things go. But it's hard sometimes!

  10. I have the BEST relationship with my mother in law...almost closer than my own mother :) She helped me plan for 95% and pay for 60% of my wedding....all my mom did was buy me $5 worth of candles as a wedding gift! I love my mother in law so much! We have lunch once a week...she's amazing!

  11. My mother in law is no longer with us but when she was, we got along but weren't close at all.

  12. My mother-in-law begged me to marry her son even before I had met him...we've always had a great relationship and are as close as in-laws could be. I count myself lucky and truly consider myself her daughter.

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  13. I am going to go with NO! I wish I did but since I am not the "right color" I don't see it happening!! Sad but true!

  14. For the most part yes we do. I often get mad at her for doing stupid stuff with my kids. She still thinks it is the 70's and the world hasn't changed. But besides that we get along well.

  15. I do like her. We've gotten along just fine for 8 years and I don't see any trouble on the horizon. She certainly has issues, but I don't have to deal with them much since she lives out of state. I will say that by the time one of her visits end (usually 2-4 weeks at a go) I'm definitely ready for her to leave. lol

  16. Fortunately, I really do! She's always so motherly to me, as if I am her own child which is so good to me, since my biological mother is so far away from me...

  17. she's okey. she's very caring actually but she doesn't hover, which i like very much. i have no complaints!

  18. It's pretty good - as long as she stays in her state and I stay in mine! ;)

  19. Thank you for stopping by my playground. I really appreciate it and I'm glad you like the design :) Ummm I have no mother in law. Should I be lucky LOL Have a great weekend :)

  20. The question.. that gives me nightmares lol I wish I could answer this question in it's entirety but I cannot.. since my MIL googles me constantly.. I am sure my answer would come up at her next Google search LOL

    Simply and sadly the answer to your question is "no"


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