When you marry someone, you marry the whole family?
Not sure I agree with this, but I partially do. My ods broke an engagement this week and I was hurt to find out that his fiance didn't really want to know us or spend time together. I was actually very hurt, and sad for the breakup; but it got me thinking maybe it is best. If the fiance wanted to maintain distance from our family, I only see things getting worse as time goes on as far grandchildren and the relationship with my son, which is close for now.
Do you agree with the statement and try to build a relationship with your in-laws, whether it be mil, fil, dil, sil? Or do you keep your distance and dread that interaction? If so do you wish it were different?