Well, this is an area that I have had difficulty adjusting to and I am sure that I am not alone. . . I have found over the course of 9 years of marriage that finding areas of frictionless engagement is crucial to an inlaw encounter. It is worth years of probing and testing to find those areas of conversation that will not lead to hostilities. Sleeping a lot and getting a buzz also helps.
Anyway, I am glad that I have learned to do this so that I can enjoy time spent with my inlaws more. It is a subarea of a happy mariage that is important and I am sure that this is not my last entry on the subject as I endeavor to become “a better husband”.
P.S. for those of you who claim “my inlaws are great, etc. . .” GOOD FOR YOU, this post is not for you, just the other 80-90% of us. . . .