Healthy conversations are important to have a healthy relationship. If there is a desire to develop a bond and to grow a relationship you will include honest and healthy conversations. Sometimes there just has to be a sit-down and talk things out. Not that anyone is right or wrong, but to get each side's views on the things that have happened and how those things made them feel. There is no better example than the in-law relationship. Some have great relationships with their in-laws, some well it may border on world war ll. Nevertheless, conversations are important in both instances. Being transparent, having respect, a desire to have the conversation in the first place, patience, effective communication, and comprehension will all be needed. No one wants to have a new family with absent family members (I am not saying that you are whether they are around or not; I am just saying everyone would love to be accepted and welcomed in). Hey, the thing is toxic in-law relationships usually involve those that are in marriages or at the least a relationship ( which would mean they wear the shoes of the party they are not getting along within their dynamics; hence they should be more understanding). This is not to say the in-laws are always the culprit in these situations. I believe that prayer is most needed in these situations because there is someone in the middle, the spouse, your family member. How hard it must be to please both sides. This is so unfair, to say the least.
Here are a few scriptures that will help you on your way to healthy conversations with your in-laws and a healthy relationship. Remember you are family now.
Give me the patience to deal with my frustrations with my in - laws.
Ephesians 4:2 -with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
Humble me in the right moment to have a conversation
Peter 5:6- Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,
I want to walk in love with my in- laws
Romans 12:9-10- Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Allow us to live in genuine harmony and love with one another
Romans 12:16-Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.[a]Never be wise in your own sight.
Sometime a round table moment is needed.