5 Rules For Living With Your In-Laws (and Making It Work)

 August 14, 2019

5 Rules For Living With Your In-Laws (and Making It Work)


3. Observe and help whenever you can.

When you live with someone else’s parents as a couple, you are usually trying to save money for a place of your own. Your way of giving back is to help.

Cooking meals, folding laundry, running errands, and numerous other tasks keep a family going and they are all time consuming for one person. The more hands, the better.


4. Remember that your in-laws were a couple long before you came into the picture.

They have an unspoken language you may not understand, but your partner will. As much as possible, stay out of family feuds and arguments unless they directly involve you.


5. Make date nights part of your daily lives.

Date nights for you and your partner are so important, and they become even more important if you are living with in-laws. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, but you do need to get out of the house together and enjoy one another as a couple.


If you have children, you will want to make babysitting arrangements so mom and dad don’t feel like you are taking advantage of them. Having parents and in-laws who are willing and supportive in offering you a place to live so you can save money or get on your feet is a gift.

The best way you can gift back to them is to try your best to be the kind of person that leaves them missing you, rather than distancing themselves from you. This is achieved through communication, gratefulness, and respect of boundaries. It can be a time remembered fondly in your relationship or a memory you want to forget.

Written By Mary Jo Rapini
Originally Appeared On Your Tango

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