Moving in with the in-laws in an old, but still relevant topic in the South Asian diaspora. As normal as it might seem, most women we’ve chatted with do not want to live with their partner’s family. After speaking with more than 100 women, 69% of them said hell no, to living with their in-laws.
Unfortunately, circumstances and/or societal pressures cause many people to move in with their partner’s family, anyways.
To be fair, there are some positive aspects of living in a multigenerational household. These might be some of the benefits that come to mind for you:
- My partner’s family is so sweet. Living with them will be wonderful!
- Sharing household duties will make our lives easier!
- Living with the in-laws will save us money!
By all means, these benefits are valid. However, those benefits often come with their own problems, and I’m here to share some short stories based on interviews I’ve done with people who have already been through this adventure.
To be clear, there are many people who end up very happy living with their in-laws. This post is intended for those who may not be as fortunate.
Alright. If you’re looking for some lighthearted comedy about living with your in-laws, keep scrolling down.
If you’re looking something a lot more serious, read this anonymous post about one wife’s in-law journey.