Do not try to bicker for no reason.
Families often quarrel over matters such as politics, religion, or what to do in a particular situation. Don’t try to get your in-laws to change their minds or way of doing things. Don’t try to correct their social habits either. If they spit, swear, or scratch their noses in public, don’t feel like you have to call them to order.
- Your in-laws are probably older than you and as they get older people tend to be less receptive to new ideas and invitations to change. Respect their decisions and perspectives, even if you disagree with them.
- Try not to look for the little beast. Don’t create a long list of grudges that you repeatedly bring up when you complain to others or internally about your in-laws. If the list of things that bother you becomes unmanageable, perhaps you should discuss it with your partner, and then, if necessary, directly with your in-laws.
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