Gaining a son-in-law can be one of the best parts about watching your child fall in love and commit spending their lives with another human being. You might be eager to have a strong relationship with their partner, which might involve including them in family vacations and traditions and finding common hobbies that the two of you can bond over. However, some parents might feel a little wary about getting close to their new son-in-law, whether that’s because of things that have happened in the past or because they don't really like who they are.
Either way, your son-in-law has things they’d like you to know, but are probably a bit scared to say. Read on to find out the 30 things that your son-in-law wants to tell you.
He Will Listen to Your Child’s Needs
A big characteristic of a successful marriage is one where both partners listen to each other. Your son-in-law wants you to know he’s all ears and will listen when your child brings something to the table, even if it's something that’s hard to talk about.
He Knows How You Really Feel About Him
You might think you’re doing a good job hiding your feelings about your son-in-law, but if you don’t like him, it's probably pretty obvious. He can sense that from miles away.
He’s Nervous About Being a Dad
If babies are on the couple’s mind, chances are he’s scared to be a dad. While he might not come forward and admit that, he’ll appreciate your advice and guidance before the baby arrives.
He Wants You to Reach Out More
Communication can be a funny thing, because often times both people just wish the other person would pick up the phone and say hello. If you haven’t chatted with your son-in-law in a while, give them a ring and say hello.
He Hopes You’ll Stop Showing Up Unexpectedly
Try not to assume the couple has an open door policy. It can be a little jolting to have you show up unexpectedly. Get in the habit of letting them know when you’re planning on swinging by or joining them for dinner.
He Wishes You’d Help with the Wedding
He wishes you’d be around more for the wedding plans, whether financially or just to support the couple during what can be a bit of a stressful time.
He’s Hoping for a Dance at the Wedding
At the wedding, he’s hoping for a memorable dance with his mother-in-law, where kind words can be exchanged and a proper celebration can be had.