When I was younger (pre-marriage) I always heard that spouses never get along with their in-laws. My Dad seemed to get along great with my mom’s parents, however my mom hated my dad’s mother. There are even shows that highlight horrible in-laws, so one would assume that having in-laws was not such a great thing.
I loved my mother in law. She was a great woman. She passed away several years ago. I never met my husband’s father. He passed away when my husband was 11 but I have a feeling I would have loved him too.
My mother never liked my husband. She not no valid reason to dislike him either. She wasn’t mean to him or anything like that, but she certainly didn’t welcome him with open arms either. I wish I knew why. He NEVER gave her any reason not to like him. Everyone else loves my husband. In fact he gets along beautifully with my father. It’s just for some odd reason my mom didn’t like him. She also passed away several years ago so I’ll never know the reasons why.
I guess having in-laws is great for some people and not-so-great for others. I think for some people the worst kind of in-laws to have are the kind that like to butt in on your life and offer you thier “.02 cents” on everything wheter you want it or not. Case in point the Jonas brother parents as seen on the new reality show, Married to Jonas.
Married to Jonas follows the lives of the oldest Jonas brother, Kevin, and his wife Danielle whom he married in 2009. The young couple is settling into married suburban life, but they still have to deal with one thing – the in-laws.
Danielle comes from a big Italian family. Her parents, especially her father, are loud and outspoken, but in a loveable way. I actually like Danielle’s dad. He seems like he’s be a fun father in law to have.
Kevin’s parents on the other hand seem like they are the kind of in-laws you don’t want to have. They are used to the Hollywood scene and love to mico-manage every aspect of their son’s lives, including Joe and Nick, Kevin’s two younger brothers. They have even gone so far as to suggest that the young couple hold off having children until after the Jonas Brothers revive their careers and finish going on a world tour. That really rubbed me the wrong way. Kevin and Danielle are grown ups and no one has a right to dictat to them when they can have children. I thought that was pretty rude of them to even suggest that.
I understand that raising an infant on your own while your husband is trotting around the world on tour is not ideal, but it’s not impossible either. Plenty of woman do it. Kevin also doesn’t have to go on tour. I’m sure Joe and Nick can succeed without their brother. Nick already does very well on Broadway. Maybe it’s time for Kevin to hang up his microphone and get a regular 9-5 job.
I’ve watched the first two episodes. I really like Danielle. She seems like a super sweet girl. Her sisters and parents seem really down to Earth too. I think Kevin is a decent young man too. I wish he’d stand up to his parents more. He is a grown man and they don’t have a right to tell him what to do. He also seems like he’s make a great father. He went so far as throw a pre-prom party for Danielle’s younger sister and went around taking photos as if he was a proud papa.
Danielle also seems overly sweet. She needs to get a little bit of a backbone and stand up to her in-laws too. I understand that no one wants to make waves, but if it effects your overall happiness you need to stand up for your rights.
If you would like to check out Married to Jonas it airs on E! at 10:00 PM on Sunday nights. Check your local listings for the channel.
To learn more about the show, “meet the family” and check out personal photos from Kevin and Danielle visit www.EOnline.com/shows/Jonas. You can also follow the show on Twitter (@MarriedtoJonas) or join in on the conversation using the hashtag #MTJ. You can also follow the film on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/MarriedtoJonas.
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- Soothing Herbal Tea (A very nice tea to relax and unwind with)
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- $15 iTunes Gift Card
- EarPollution Plugz Headphones
The kit can double as a teenager survival kit too. Ha Ha.
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end at 12:01 AM (EST) on September 12, 2012. The winner will be chosen at ranom using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen.
To enter please leave a comment on this post and share a little bit abour your in-laws (no worries – they won’t find out ). Do you get along? Do you have any tips for surviving your in-laws? – OR - If you have watched the show, Married to Jonas, leave a comment and share with me your thoughts about the show.
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