My relationship with my daughter's in-laws

Jeanne - posted on 12/22/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter recently married and moved across the country. Her husband's family lives minutes away from them, and they see them most days/evenings. We're going to visit, but are expected to tag along to all of his family's functions. We'd like some time with just our daughter and her husband, but apparently not an option. I don't want to start a problem with my daughter, so please don't suggest anything rude/ultimatums, etc.

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Jeanne - posted on 12/23/2014

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Thanks, Jodi and Charlotte. I've now asked my daughter what her husband's work schedule is, and it looks like we'll have some time with just her, which will be nice. But we're still expected to go to everything with his family, which is now up to an entire evening/late night, and several hours of the next day. So I guess I'm struggling with not wanting to be that active a part in his family, but only choice would be being by ourselves and looking rude. Thanks for letting me talk about it here.

Mommabird - posted on 12/22/2014

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I was going to suggest the same thing. Its unlikely that his family will spend every minute of the day with them while you are there so just get with your daughter and plan something around their existing plans.

Jodi - posted on 12/22/2014

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Have you asked your daughter if you could perhaps take her and her husband out for dinner, or lunch, or just something for the 4 of you?

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