It is often said that marriage doesn’t just involve two parties but their families as well. When it comes to building a strong marriage with your spouse, it is vital to invest in having a healthy relationship with your in-laws too. They are a crucial part of your spouse’s life, making them a crucial part of your life as well. Striving to create a harmonious in-law relationship will only strengthen the foundation of your marriage, bringing both sides of the family closer together.
However, as with any relationship, conflicts are bound to arise over time. Here are five common reasons for conflicts between in-laws.
While conflicts are inevitable, it is possible to overcome them peacefully. TOUCH Marriage Support shares some tips for building and strengthening your relationship with your in-laws.
How do I manage conflicts with my in-laws?
How can I strengthen the bond between my in-laws and I?
Like any other relationship, it will take time and effort to build and maintain a healthy relationship with your in-laws. If you find that the same issues which are hurting your relationship keep resurfacing and there does not seem to be a clear way of managing it, it may not be sufficient to solely lean on your spouse for help, as it may risk negatively affecting your marriage.
It may be helpful to seek professional help such as counselling or attending family life education talks and workshops. Rather than seeking straight solutions, doing so would better position you to understand your in-laws’ needs and find ways to improve the relationship in the long run.
Want to learn how to enhance your in-law relationship? Contact TOUCH Marriage Support at [email protected] or click here to find out more.
TOUCH Marriage Support aims to enrich marriages to build a strong foundation for families. Through a range of holistic programmes led by experienced marriage educators and counsellors, TOUCH Marriage Support prepares young couples for marriage, strengthens spousal relationships, guides couples through conflict resolution, and empowers couples to navigate and cope with the stressors and challenges which they may face in their marriage.