>> Sep 10, 2009
Well, the topic is still around in-laws; but this post is special for newlyweds. Entering the new family, of course, you hope that you’ll be accepted by the whole family members. It will be more enjoyable if you can get along with your brother/sister in-laws. If you don’t know what you should do, don’t worry… I’ll mention here ten tips to get along with your in-laws that you should comprehend first. Happy reading!
- As a newcomer in your spouse’s big family, you should be more active in adapting yourself with all family members.
- There is time when you should be passive and there is time when you should be assertive.
- Don’t hurry in trying to be a close friend to your in-law. First, you should seek to know more; between your in laws- who are cooperative and who are ‘difficult’. Find ways to melt the difficult one’s heart.
- Openness and communication is crucial. Don’t keep problems; avoid talking about it secretly or talking it at someone’s back.
- When you are asked to give an advice, it’s wiser if you mention the fact and the consequences in every choice and let your in-law making the decision by herself/himself.
- If your in-law want to share his/her problem with you; be a good listener and encourage your in-law with empathy words.
- Avoid conversation topics that disfiguring other family members.
- Do fun activities together to increase the closeness between in-laws; such as shopping, lunch and watching movie together.
- You should behave decently and appropriately. Keep the good relationship with your mother and father in-law but don’t overreact; because it can attract your in-law’s jealousy.
- If you’ve done your best, but you still aren’t accepted by your in-laws; well, it’s time for you to make a safe distance. It will be better that you use the energy to focus on building a harmonic family with your husband.