National Father-in-Law Day
National Father-in-Law Day encourages people to recognize their spouse’s father and show appreciation for the role they played in raising their significant other. A good father-in-law does more than just raise a person’s partner; they are also available to lend a hand, offer advice when needed, listen to problems, and provide general emotional support.
That’s why on June 30th of every year, we should all take the time to give our fathers-in-law the respect they deserve. After all, they are not only always there for their sons or daughters, but they are also there for us too.
Getting Along With Your Father-in-Law
Although everyone wishes to have a perfect relationship with their father-in-law, that isn’t always the case. Sometimes the relationship between a son-in-law or daughter-in-law and their father-in-law can be challenging. Below, we’ve listed some tips that people can use to hopefully get along better with their father-in-law.
- Work with your spouse to resolve conflicts with your father-in-law. Don’t put them in the middle.
- Set boundaries with your father-in-law, such as not borrowing money or allowing them to give your children sugar.
- Communicate directly with your father-in-law whenever possible.
- Show your father-in-law respect but also require that he reciprocates respect.
- If there’s a disagreement with your father-in-law, allow for a cooling-off period before resuming communication.
- If you can’t say something nice, it might be better not to say anything at all.
Observing National Father-in-Law Day
It’s a good day for people to spend time with their father-in-law. Perhaps take them out for a day of golfing, playing poker, or working on a car together. Or, maybe watch a movie with them. It’s also a good day to give your father-in-law a gift that shows your appreciation for them and might help you get into their good graces.