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Do you think you can have a successful marriage if you don't have a good relationship with your inlaws?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:37 PM on Nov. 18, 2010 in Relationships

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  • I hope so, cause man I can stand my stb MIL!

    Answer by Shanna84 at 2:40 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • yep, just move away like we did.. I can put up with them a few times a year :) All smiles but I'm serious...

    Answer by midnightmoma at 2:41 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • I had a good relationship with my ex's parents (and siblings) but our marriage ended because of issues related to US.

    Answer by rio_burb at 2:41 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • More info please, why don't they like you or vice versa, as long as you live far away I don't see why not! Unless your hubby is telling them stuff about you and not supportive.

    Answer by kimigogo at 2:42 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • My marriage is with my husband, not his family. My MIL & FIL passed long before I met my DH, but the rest of his family would welcome the chance to throw me from the bridge, as I would them. But, we all love my DH, and we all know that. We don't need to have any kind of relationship, and in fact, we don't, we simply avoid each other at all costs... But in no way does that affect my marriage or my relationship with my DH. We both know there is a line there and we don't cross it... If everyone acts like adults, there is no reason that the relationship or lack there of between InLaws has to affect the main relationship.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:42 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • yes. my 4 year anniversary is today and i cant stand my in-laws! lol. but my hubby and i are happy as can be:)

    Answer by newlife627 at 2:57 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • I just don't look forward to seeing them. Idk I can't explain it.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 3:02 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Of course you can. You're not married to your in laws!

    My mother's parents hated my father from the day they met him. My parents have been married over 40 years now. My grandmother died a bitter lonely old woman who hadn't spoken to her oldest daughter or her 3 granddaughters for over 10 years.

    I don't like my in laws either. Thankfully they don't live in this province. Ugh.

    Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 3:08 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Sure you can. It may take more work. But you can make it work.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 5:26 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Yes, I believe so. Your relationship with your spouse is what matters.

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 5:41 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

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