How to Be Great In-Laws

Creating and sustaining a stellar relationship with your adult child and their spouse can be both rewarding and challenging. Here are 11 tips to helping you do just that!


  1. Your “11 Tips” are good stuff!

    We once attended a wedding where the officiating pastor called the immediate family forward to take vows to allow the new family that was being formed to “leave and cleave”.

    I especially liked your point about addressing both the spouses in communications. In our family we always would express our love to each other as we parted to go to work, school, the store etc. because we never knew if it would be the last time we would see one another. Now, that our two daughters are married, we do the same thing with their spouses; often with a hug for both the son-in-law and the daughter.

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