In-laws can be one of the most difficult factors about your relationship or marriage. They can be overbearing, intrusive, and outright disrespectful and unsupportive of you. What do you do when these moments of disrespect happen and how can you refrain from escalating the situation while still supporting your partner? On this episode of Relationship Theory, Lisa and Tom Bilyeu sit down to discuss such matters and more as they explore the best ways to handle your disrespectful in-laws who just aren’t showing support for your relationship. They discuss how to stay supportive of your partner and not direct your anger at them, ways to spend time with your in-laws without escalating the situation, why you shouldn’t dramatically change for your in-law’s sake, and why other’s behavior shouldn’t determine yours.
In-Laws | Lisa and Tom discuss what to do when your in-laws aren’t supporting you. [0:40]
Staying Yourself | Lisa shares her experience with her family when marrying Tom. [4:20]
Advice | Lisa shares what to do to work through a situation with difficult in-laws. [7:29]
Behavior | Tom discusses why you shouldn’t let predictable behavior upset you. [11:05]
Reality | Tom and Lisa discuss the real world situation of being in escalating situations. [12:01]
“…you have to be united. You cannot have other people’s, outsider’s, or your partner’s parent’s influence the affection and the relationship between the two of you.” [7:52]
“Behavior that’s predictable should not upset you.” [11:43]