Do you hate your in-laws? The state of Utah has tips

There are some wives who say: “Shut up when we’re with my family, you can be seen but not heard. Nobody cares where you want to eat or what show you want to watch.”

And then there are some sons-in-law who say, “Should I call you ‘Dad’ or ‘Brian’?”

Some people have great in-laws, but that’s not what we’re talking about today. The ones we’re talking about today are the ones that make mom go on a Target run for three hours.

For those struggling with their in-laws, the state of Utah has some know-it-alls who are here to help.

According to KSL, USU’s Lisa Schainker and Amy Torres are marriage and family experts.

Here’s what they say:

“If your spouse is struggling to get along with your parents, remember that they need your support—don’t leave them alone, Torres and Schainker say. And if you’re the one with a rocky in-law relationship, discuss it. with your husband.” (Link to KSL article)

Wait a minute, should the husband support the family or the new husband? What if their wife is the idiot? Or is it a “the customer is always right” situation?

“Be respectful when you’re with your in-laws and behind closed doors. If you need to vent or ask for advice, be careful who you talk to. It’s probably not a good idea to badmouth your in-laws to your own parents or friends.” (KSL)

What do you think of your in-laws? Let me know in the comments!

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