We don't see anyone for any holidays and that is the way we like it. the only one my dh likes in his family is his mom (I don't like any of them), his family lives 3 days away and one lives 4 days away.
We all love my mom (up to a point). I do not talk to my sister and my dad is no longer among the living. We used to see my mom every few years, but she doesn't travel anymore because of her health. She lives 9 hours away from us.
I'm happy we don't see anyone. We did spent 2 Christmases with my mil and a lot of them with my parents over the last 25 yrs. My parents used to travel for a weekend at random times of the year just to spend time with the kids.
We lived in the same city as my in-laws and they had a big Christmas get together. They told my dh that he was allowed to join them and so were the kids, but to leave me behind. My dh told his mother that if I was not invited, neither was he and neither were the kids, because our family is a package deal. My inlaws hate me because I can speak for myself, I can defend myself if need be, I'm not afraid of any of them and I'm French. They hate me because my dh married me instead of a lunatic girl they all thought would be better for him.
I love my in law.
My own family disowned me when my mother passed away 15 years ago.
My mother in law is an amazing woman. Who treats me with love, respect, and understanding. We have a really good relationship. I'm very lucky here.
My father in law lives in another state with my step mother in law.
Yes, I like my mil. But some of the things she does kind of annoys me.
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