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Do you say "I love you" to ILs?

  1. Greentea

    pomelo / 5678 posts

    I would if I did, but we are completely estranged. One is in prison and the other is a terrible person (no, for real) and incapacitated alcoholic. Whomp whomp.

  2. Mommy Finger

    pomegranate / 3247 posts

    DH is from an "I love you" family where they say it to each other every time they speak on the phone or at the end of a visit. I'm not like that so I only say it to my FIL (MIL has passed away) when he says it to me.

  3. Mama Bird

    pomegranate / 3127 posts

    No, but I don't say it to my parents either. We hug instead I think it's a cultural thing, no one I know says I love you to their parents or ILs.

  4. lady baltimore

    persimmon / 1179 posts

    We have a great relationship, but no. I didn't grow up in a family that said it regularly, and only started signing cards to my own parents with "love" in the past few years, so it's just not phrasing I use easily or often.

  5. coopsmama

    cantaloupe / 6059 posts

    No, I don't. We're not that close.

  6. Rainbow Sprinkles

    eggplant / 11287 posts

    Yes I do. Almost every day.

  7. Synchronicity

    grapefruit / 4089 posts

    Definitely, because I do love them. I wouldn't say it if I didn't mean it! We don't say it often, though, whereas I say it to my own parents every time we say goodbye or hang up the phone or finish texting for the night... Lol.

  8. HLK208

    pineapple / 12234 posts

    @oliviaoblivia: HAHA!! Exactly how I feel!

  9. Applesandbananas

    pomegranate / 3845 posts

    Yep. While I may not love them in the same way that I love my parents, I love them because they are DH's parents and my LO's grandparents. We have our differences, but without them, I wouldn't have DH or LO.


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