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While you obviously adore your significant other, there are many different reasons you may not be enthused about their family. Maybe it's a difference in values, political or religious beliefs. Perhaps they're demeaning, controlling or argumentative. There are countless ways your in-laws—or potential in-laws—could be making life harder than it has to be.

Of course every family has their quirks, but if being around his has become toxic to you and your relationship it's time to reevaluate how you deal. I love my fiancé's siblings but his mother is a narcissistic nightmare who compulsively lies and emotionally manipulates. Here are the ways I've learned to navigate the situation and reduce its impact on our lives.