Your parents have always wanted the best for you, and they certainly do for your marriage, too. But unfortunately, even the best intentions can have unpleasant consequences. Here are four times your parents might accidentally be ruining your relationship, and how to deal.
- They’re intrusive.
You gave them a key to your house for emergencies but in the last two weeks, they’ve dropped over four times, bypassing the front door in favor of letting themselves in through the back to deliver baked goods or simply shoot the breeze. While it’s nice to be close to your family, allowing them to get too close can actually impede on your alone time and put a wedge between you and your spouse. It’s time to nicely ask them to call before they come by. “You’ve imposed a boundary, so they may limit their gifts or [affection] since they don’t have the control they…
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