In-laws. For many, the mention of your partner's parents can bring on a panic attack. Why? Well, it's human nature to want people to like you, especially when those people created your soulmate. Some people might be lucky to get on like gangbusters with their in-laws. Others, not so much. Unfortunately, if you sense subtle signs your spouse's family dislikes you, you're probably correct.
Psychology Today noted that you should trust your intuition and that gut instincts are usually on point. In other words, when you're picking up on even the most subtle signs, there's usually a nugget of truth behind them. But, subtle signs that people don't like you can also drive you nuts, making you feel paranoid. You have a couple of options here. You could take the high road and just ignore your spouse's family's behavior, venting about them to friends over cocktails and comfort food, or you could talk to your partner about your fears. But, beware.
A separate Psychology Today article noted that the bond between parent and child remains strong and enduring, even when the child is all grown up and married. So your spouse might or might not react well to the fact that you sense his or her family dislikes you. In fact, he or she might get defensive. But you're not there, yet. First, you need to get a read on your spouse's behavior. So, take a look at the following signs your spouse's family dislikes you, and see if any apply to your situation.