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When In Laws Are Not Supportive

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Updated: Friday, July 6, 2012, 17:47 [IST]

When In Laws Are Not Supportive

In a marriage ceremony both the bride and the groom promise that they shall be the most important persons in each other's lives. But is that really so? Many times a marital relation gets strained not because of the couple but because of the interference of other people around them. Most often for their in-laws. You should handle in law problems with great tact and intellect. After all they are the parents of your spouse. Any sudden misbehaviour might offend them. But what if they are not supportive? Well it will give rise to a great many conflicts with your in-laws. Lets have a look at such in-law issues.

Marital Problems- When in-laws are not supportive then it gives rise to many marriage issues between you and your partner. This trouble is faced more by women than men. In such cases you obviously look up to your partner for support. But many a times even your partner cannot say anything as they are afraid to hurt the feelings of both their parents and partner. Such in-law problems are very difficult to resolve. But you have to handle such issues with your in-law with utmost patience. Try to avoid problems between you and your partner.

Career Problems- Many a times in-laws have many issues with their daughter-in-laws working. This may raise many career concerns for you. If they do not have a problem with your working then they will definitely have one with your working late. They won't really understand your job profile requires you to work late or the fact that you too have deadlines. But they do really care for you sometimes and that's why all the worries.

Socialising Issues- Whenever in-laws have any problems with your set of friends or your socialising, it gives rise to conflicts. Many a times they are just not willing to understand today's lifestyle and keep clinging to their old set of values. Such in-law problems are a common issue in almost every house. But in this case both you and your in-laws have to be understanding. You have to try to understand their set of values and at the same time make them realise you need to socialise.

Psychological Stress- In-law problems leads to psychological stress that affects both your personal and professional lives. Too much of this stress can also give rise to serious physical concerns. So if your in-laws are not at all that understanding, make an attempt to build a bond between you and them first. If not possible then just let go of such in law problems and move on with your own life. Live and enjoy your life to the fullest with your partner and not your in-laws.

Both a girl and her in-laws have a different set of thoughts. But instead of widening the gap try to resolve issues with your in-law peacefully.

Story first published:  Friday, July 6, 2012, 17:41 [IST]
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