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Do I Expect Too Much From People?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regular Joe Aug 11, 2014. 4 Replies

To add a bit of back story, I am a 23 year old living in metro-Detroit. I don't know if it is my area, my generation, or the changing of the times that I am just not up with that is making it…Continue

How Much Of A Part Should Your Significant Other's Family Play In Your Relationship?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Miranda Mar 27, 2014. 22 Replies

I have been with my girlfriend for four years this May. I truly love her and we get along very well most of the time. My girlfriend is very close with her mother as her father has been working out of…Continue

 

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Regular Joe replied to Zach's discussion Do I Expect Too Much From People?
""Were there people like this in your early to mid 20's, or is my generation especially lazy and not interested in progression?" It's not your generation; there are loads of people like this in their early to mid 20s in every…"
Aug 11, 2014
Leto Atreides II replied to Zach's discussion Do I Expect Too Much From People?
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Aug 11, 2014
John Muir replied to Zach's discussion Do I Expect Too Much From People?
"First off, you write well.      I don't think it's your generation. People have been bemoaning the current generation and looking back with rose colored glasses at preceding generations pretty much since the third generation…"
Aug 11, 2014
Zach replied to Hot Sauce's discussion What Are Your Favorite Hair Styling Products?
"I wear a pompadour style. Some of my favorites are: Suavecito Pomade- Good hold with high shine. Probably my favorite pomade out currently. Krew Comb- I love this stuff if I am just wanting to put something in my hair for added definition and…"
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Do I Expect Too Much From People?

To add a bit of back story, I am a 23 year old living in metro-Detroit. I don't know if it is my area, my generation, or the changing of the times that I am just not up with that is making it extremely hard for me to connect with people and build good relationships.During my teenage years, the only thing that I cared about was hanging out with my friends, doing normal teenager things, and not really having any direction in where my life was going. I barely made it through high school and…See More
Aug 11, 2014
Adrian Miranda replied to Zach's discussion How Much Of A Part Should Your Significant Other's Family Play In Your Relationship?
"I could not have asked for a better mother in law, she really treats me like one of her own sons.  However I have seen similar situations with brothers and cousins, it is necessary to get a hold of this sooner rather than later, true you are…"
Mar 27, 2014
Andrew replied to Zach's discussion How Much Of A Part Should Your Significant Other's Family Play In Your Relationship?
"Spot on!  The only thing I will add to this is that maybe you need to have a discussion with your girlfriend's mother. Ensure her that you will take care of her daughter and that you don't need to be chased every step of the way. Then…"
Mar 27, 2014
Brad Williams replied to Zach's discussion How Much Of A Part Should Your Significant Other's Family Play In Your Relationship?
"Yes, this is exactly what I was thinking and well stated by JB. I once took a girlfriend home to stay with my family for about a week during Christmas.  My parents were not treating her nicely, so, after my girlfriend had gone to bad, I gave…"
Mar 26, 2014
Stephen Jashub Comstock replied to Zach's discussion How Much Of A Part Should Your Significant Other's Family Play In Your Relationship?
"You're right Carl."
Mar 18, 2014
Stephen Jashub Comstock replied to Zach's discussion How Much Of A Part Should Your Significant Other's Family Play In Your Relationship?
"You're right. That's definitely something that needs to be discussed beforehand. My main point was, I don't think you should insist on your girlfriend's family playing a lesser role until you marry her."
Mar 18, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Zach's discussion How Much Of A Part Should Your Significant Other's Family Play In Your Relationship?
""There are techniques. The one I use with difficult people is "wall of nice":  you keep them out by being unfailingly nice and never taking any bait.  A book that tells some tactics on this is The Gentle Art of Verbal…"
Mar 18, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Zach's discussion How Much Of A Part Should Your Significant Other's Family Play In Your Relationship?
"That only works if the wife agrees with that model. If the wife thinks that, even after marriage, the parents' role remains the absolute same, that model you propose means nothing."
Mar 18, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Zach's discussion How Much Of A Part Should Your Significant Other's Family Play In Your Relationship?
""Frankly, this isn't a problem with your girlfriend's mother ... its a problem with your girlfriend.  It isn't that the mother is intrusive, its that your girlfriend invites/ allows the intrusion.  Your in-laws will…"
Mar 18, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Zach's discussion How Much Of A Part Should Your Significant Other's Family Play In Your Relationship?
""My question is, to you married men, how much of a role do your wives' parents play in your relationship?" Before I answer that I just want to point out that even if none of us have gone through what you're going through, that…"
Mar 18, 2014
Leto Atreides II replied to Zach's discussion How Much Of A Part Should Your Significant Other's Family Play In Your Relationship?
"+1"
Mar 18, 2014
Steve Dallas replied to Zach's discussion How Much Of A Part Should Your Significant Other's Family Play In Your Relationship?
"Sounds a bit like my MIL, but I live my own life and have my own life with my wife. Her mom is free to make comments, I am free to have my own life. When talking to my wife about it, I remember that this is her mother. I must handle it…"
Mar 18, 2014

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