Forgive me while I temporarily toot my own horn: I thought I made a good catch in the marrying pool.I had a good job and education,I was smoke- and drug-free,I played nicely with others,and I bathed regularly.So was this enough to win over my in-laws?
Not even close.In fact,I'd bet they wish Paul had chosen someone else to spend the rest of his life with.(No,it's not a good feeling.)
For one,I'm not Italian like they all are.Maybe it wouldn't matter if I were Catholic--I'm not--or Christian--nope,not that either.Or maybe it wouldn't be such a big deal if I at least enjoyed marinara sauce.I can't say that I do.
For another,we're political opposites.And while it makes for,uh,lively dinner conversation,I'm far from their ideal ideological daughter-in-law.
I'm also not traditional like they are.I didn't take Paul's last name--in fact,I'd love for our one-day kids to have my last name.I also can't see myself being a stay-at-home mom like most of the women in his family--my mom and grandmother worked.
And I don't enjoy cooking.I love eating,so I really wish I could make good food for myself instead of having more fast-food restaurants than family members on speed dial,but I hate,hate,hate being in the kitchen.
The biggest sticking point: They're very private people and,as you've assessed from these posts,my life is an open blog.
For those of you who also aren't your fiance's family's dream daughter-in-law,the good news is that you can have a happy marriage without their vote of confidence.And as long as you're your hubby-to-be's dream wife,you're in great shape.
Come on,I can't be the only one!Who else has in-laws who may have chosen another mate for your fiance if they could have?Does it bug you?Do you get along with your future family anyway?
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