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Old 03-04-2013, 01:59 PM
 
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I always thought the most interesting interpersonal dynamic with a married couple was the interaction between the parents of the bride and groom. They always say you can't pick your relatives but this one is really challenging.

When my children got engaged there was always the arranged meeting with my wife and I and the parents of their future spouses parents. Can anyone say awkward? I was always told that the polite thing to do was be extra friendly and welcoming but the parents of the future groom and bride did not always feel that way. In many cases they were sizing my wife and I up more than their son or daughters future husband or wife. Lots of time the chemistry was terrible and the conversation forced.

Any interesting stories or observations about the parents meeting the in-laws of the future bride or groom and what is expected?
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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They've never met. If it were up to me they'd never meet probably. After the wedding I doubt they'll see each other again.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:06 PM
 
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My parents get along with their daughter in law's parents. In fact when my parents went to visit my brother and sister in law they spent a day with the in laws as well (my brother and sister in law moved to where they live). To me it is important that both sets get along because they will be working a lot together during the wedding planning and after. Both sets of grandparents got along as well. My two great grandmothers (one was dad's, one was mom's)actually played cards together often after meeting.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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Nonexistent.

On the half-dozen times my mother has met my in-laws since we've been married, it's been cordial.
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