My cousin called yesterday and talked to my mother about how much she hates her husband's family...
That made me realize.. I simply don't get that a lot of people detest their in-laws... Why is that? Is it something that you just HAVE to? Surely, your spouse must love his/her parents and you most likely love yours, and I just can't imagine that it wouldn't be a kick in the teeth to know that your spouse dislikes them.
I myself grew up in a family where the in-laws (my parents' parents that is.. apparently, this doesn't count for my cousin) were never hated or made fun of- my mom didn't mind visiting my dad's parents and my dad didn't mind visiting my mom's mother (my grandfather, her father, died before they even met).
Or am I just being stereotypical? Nobody really dislike their in-laws, it's just made to look that way in movies and such? It has to be said that I have met a LOT of people who hate/dislike (hate is such a strong word... however, that's the word they use) their in-laws and only a few who don't, so I'm not basing this on movies or fictional works.
What do YOU think of your in-laws?
If you dislike them, why do you feel that way?
Enlighten me, please.