Mar 14 2012
Whether you’re a male or a female and you’re married, the visit to the in-laws is usually something we don’t like to do.Â Â In that rare family we do see have the folks who just mesh well and love each other, but on the whole I think most men or women would rather just watch television all day.
And it’s not because you don’t like or even love your in-laws.Â It’s that you usually like your own family more or you’d rather not deal with the one inevitable crazy person on your spouse’s side of the family.
I tell ya, that one person can really ruin things.Â Â So if you insist on not making the trip over there one day, here are six good ways to get out of the visit to the in-laws….
Pretending to Be Sick or Not Feel Well
This is the most obvious choice and one that you can’t really use that often.Â I would say that you should really use this one in an emergency or on a day where you’re simply not feeling the in-laws.Â Â It’s kind of like your get out of jail free card.Â Â Use it sparingly and use it wisely.
Claiming Pre-Existing Plans or Making Plans Very Far in Advance
This is one that you have to plan accordingly.Â You don’t want to get caught in a lie here.Â Â This is one of those where you sort of have to make “flexible” plans that can be broken but that also can be kept.Â You must also have a tight fix on when you are visiting in-laws so that you can make these “all important” plans in advance.Â Â Weekend trips are good ones.Â Â Or really important reunion type things.Â Â Who knows?Â Just make plans.
Using the Tit for Tat Method
This is a childish method but it definitely works.Â Â “Last week I took out the garbage every single day so you owe me.”Â Â I think you get the picture.Â Â Leading up to the visit of the in-laws make sure you really kick ass with your spouse and go out of your way so that you can have a “free day” to yourself.
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