Avoiding Your In-Laws Could Hurt Your Marriage
If you're having a difficult time getting your spouse over to your parents house, you now have scientific data on your side. University of Denver associate professor Mary Claire Morr Serewicz spent six years researching family issues and found that in-law relations can represent 43 percent of a couple's satisfaction in their marriage. One highlight mentioned in this post on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says that gossiping about other family members with the new son- or daughter-in-law in the room may make them feel more included, but also have them wondering what you say about them when they leave the room. Ultimately, it has a negative affect.
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