This advice was obtained from the site, “ Focus on the family.”
You owe your in-laws consistent civil behaviour.
Your in-laws are not just anyone. They are connected to your spouse through genetics, history and psychological dynamics.
If you have conflict with your in-laws your spouse may feel caught in the middle.
If you feel in-laws are intruding into your married life you need to set boundaries.
Honoring ones parents applies to in-laws: patience, kindness, gentleness and respect.
Honoring does not mean:
The in-law conflicts become more complicated when a spouse sides with his parents. If a spouse is to dependent upon his or her parents that needs to be addressed in a straight forward way.
To maintain civility with our in-laws we are advised to:
Finally, if all fails seek counselling and therapy.
“Wacha niKwambie Uzima.”
September 2017 – Inua maisha
Focus on Entrepreneurship and Relationship with the in-laws.
Source: Focus on the family.