Now that you have actually settled down into your new family it’s time to take things to the next level. Most times a lack of genuine connection and communication results in gaps that can cause uneasy distance. Spending time with the in laws is as important as spending time with parents and spouse. Having a good relationship means a happy family. Make the extra effort and let the love grow. Your mother in law somehow has the need to know her son is in good hands. So go all out and let her uneasy to rest with a few of these activities.
Get to know each other
Since women love to shop, one way to get your bonding session going is to go shopping. This usually opens women up in so many ways. They no longer feel constricted. Almost like it’s their own zone to express themselves and speak out. You will not only be able to discuss personal fashion trends and taste, but you will get to know each other’s personality on a slight deeper level. Nothing that retail therapy cannot do, to bring girls closer together. Follow this with some Italian resturant in Bangkok or grab a Thai iced tea at a Bangkok brunch place near you.
Relax in each other’s company
Treat your in law to a pedicure session. Nothing like a little pampering to cure the tired feet and relax the mind. Not only will your mother in law appreciate this show of affection, she will be excited as it will make her feel all young again. You probably won’t even realize that she might not have had time to do this on her own.
Offer to help out
Stepping into cool for your in-laws might be a bit much. But offering to run errands on her behalf is a nice gesture. With her busy lifestyle and wearing out patience, driving around in traffic under the got sun is not what she looks forward to. Ask her politely if she would like for you to do the running around for her. Soon you will realize you are we best go to person for almost everything.
Treat the family
Make a date with your mother and father in law. This time around it’s not just you, but your husband too. Go for a nice dinner at a fancy Italian restaurant or an Indian kitchen. Some place impressive enough to let them know they are important to you. Making such appointments will help make the relationship grow stronger. They will soon start noticing your genuine efforts. Allowing them to understand that you are here to make a strong family and not cut them off in the long run.