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I don't care for my MIL or my SIL. I used to before they let their true colors show.We are polite to eachother but they annoy the crap out of me. Very fake, Needy, intrusive, bossy, and lazy people. FIL is fine but my step-MIL is an alcholic and no one can stand her.
I love my in-laws, for the most part. DH's family is VERY different from mine. Not in a bad way, it's just hard for me to relate. I come from a very blue-collar family. We never had much when I was growing up so I learned to live within my means. DH's family is full of doctors and professors and intellectuals, which is awesome, butt hey have a ton of money and zero time to spend together. His dad is a serious shop-a-holic. I've never seen someone consume as much as he does. He's very sweet and he just loves to spoil people, which is great for grandkids. But it's really uncomfortable for me. They're also really traditional and conservative, so when we got pregnant with DD and were unmarried I felt like total trash. My family was over the moon with the news. DH's parents, while outwardly supportive, weren't happy because we weren't doing things the "right" way. Still, they've been great about everything. We're nervous to deliver the news again but I'm making DH call them today.
My in-laws are great. But they are pretty quiet and don't show their excitement hardly at all (hubby is the same way). With my 1st pregnancy, I thought they weren't happy about it. But my SIL on that side of the family told me "yeah...that's how they were with each of my pregnancies too". SOOOOO different than my own family!! Lots of screaming, yelling, and jumping up and down going on at MY parents' house.
My MIL is great! She's actually a little bit more normal than my own mother. She is great with the girls. We keep trying to convince her to move closer to us. DH's father passed away a year before we got married. That was a strained relationship for everyone. We rarely keep in touch with DH's stepmom.
I have no in-laws! DF's dad abandoned the family when he was 5 and he has never heard from him since. His mom was a druggie and an alcoholic and she gave him and his sister up for adoption when DF was 8. His grandparents adopted them and did an awesome job of raising them both. I honestly LOVED his grandparents. Sadly, his grandpa passed away before Kiefer was born and his grandma passed away back in July. It has been incredibly hard to see him lose everyone he cares so much about. I wish I could have the chance to go back and tell them thank you for raising such a wonderful man.