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    In-Laws

    We're temporarily living with the in-laws while our house is being built. Can anybody here talk me down from the edge? Could anybody else share any horror stories so I don't feel so alone?



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    Re: In-Laws

    Not really. Never been married yet. I have always gotten along well with the mothers of past girlfriends. Dads always hated me. Wonder why? Until now. Current girlfriend's dad and stepmom are super cool. I actually go out of my way to visit them. Went to Florida for a week and stayed together and had a blast. So I am just lucky now I guess?

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    think short term.. .think short term.

    or a weekend away?

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    Re: In-Laws

    So do you play scrabble every night and eat Soup.



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    Re: In-Laws

    Just 4 more months....

    and yeah, we had tomato soup last night.....



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    Re: In-Laws

    You poor thing, you may not survive the winter being couped up in such an environment. Life as we know it may never exist for you!!(sarcasim)
    Life has dealt you FREE rent for a while, so look at it that way. Smile and say thanks for the help and get to know your inlaws. THIS TO MAY PASS!!



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    Re: In-Laws

    Get along well with my inlaws, but even after weekends with them I'm ready to be home. Not sure how I could handle multiple months.


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    Re: In-Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Get along well with my inlaws, but even after weekends with them I'm ready to be home. Not sure how I could handle multiple months.
    By drinking. Heavily.

    We get along too--in small doses. In-law are fine from a distance, for a few hours or a long day during the holidays...maybe even an occasional weekend trip.....but living with?



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    Wow, you are a better man than I am. I would be going all emo on my wrists after a couple days of living with my mother-in-law.


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    Re: In-Laws

    plenty of newspaper piles about and a unwelcome stench from the bathroom?

    Been there.


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    Re: In-Laws

    Lived with my parents, who we get along with great, for 8 weeks while our house finished up. We had a 3 and 2 year old.

    The worst part by far is just having alone time with just the four of us. I remember a 3 day span where my parents left town, we forgot how good it felt to be by ourselves.

    If I had to do it over, I probably would have chosen an apartment or rented a home. You will get super antsy to get out of their home and an into your new home. Remember, to give your contractors the time to finish it up. We had a few projects finished up after we moved it--it was a lot more cleaning.



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    Re: In-Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    We're temporarily living with the in-laws while our house is being built. Can anybody here talk me down from the edge? Could anybody else share any horror stories so I don't feel so alone?
    Wish I had advice for you. I love my in-laws - but I wouldn't want to live with them...


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    Quote Originally Posted by mvhm View Post
    If I had to do it over, I probably would have chosen an apartment or rented a home.
    Regarding my parents and my in-laws: unless we were financially destitute, neither side would let us live with them for a period of months, and I could understand why.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mvhm View Post

    If I had to do it over, I probably would have chosen an apartment or rented a home. You will get super antsy to get out of their home and an into your new home. Remember, to give your contractors the time to finish it up. We had a few projects finished up after we moved it--it was a lot more cleaning.
    Yeah, we strongly considered the apt route, but got greedy with the money we could save with no mortgage 5 months. Now that saved money is probably going towards high end vodkas, counseling sessions and gas for my vehicle while I drive endlessly around town.



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    Re: In-Laws

    Take a moment to think that whatever it feels like for you, it's not easy for them, either.

    Then take your father-in-law out for a beer. Or coffee, if he's not a drinker. And ask him how he's feeling. You might be surprised by where the two of you end up.



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