The issue about people is that we don’t always get along. It’s simple enough to settle a disagreement with a friend or coworker and move on. But the ground rules are a little bit different when dealing with challenging in-laws. Unfortunately, once you get married, in-laws become a rather inextricable part of your life, for better or ill. Additionally, there’s a good chance that your spouse loves their family, so you’ll need to find a way to enjoy them as well. At the absolute least, you’ll need to learn how to get along with one another and maintain peace whether it be a personality conflict or any residual animosity from the holiday party last year. It is commonly known that family dynamics can have an impact on our health and happiness. Great connections that are built on mutual respect strengthen us, but challenging relationships are frequently a cause of stress and annoyance. Unfortunately, having difficult interactions with our in-laws can seriously affect our marriages as well. Even the healthiest marriages might suffer from them over time. Billie Tyler, a licenced marriage and family therapist, responds to a question regarding warning signals that your in-laws are affecting your relationship by pointing out that when couples spend an excessive amount of time talking about problems with the in-laws, that could be an indication of danger. When a couple spends the majority of their conversation fighting or even just talking about their parents, the relationship is likely suffering.