For those of you with in-laws, do you consider them family? On the same level as your blood relatives?
Are you keeping any big secrets from your close relatives these days?
Our family was all focused on my divorce, but my brother took the heat off me by getting engaged yesterday.
People who marry into our family are treated just like they've always been members of our clan. My soon-to-be ex-husband's family always treated me well, but I never felt like one of them.
I kept my separation a secret for six months. I just didn't want to talk about it. I also just bought a new home, and everyone thinks I'm going to be living alone, but really a male friend of mine is moving in with me. Since my mom seems to think my marriage ended over infidelity (not true), I think it's best not to let it out that I'm shacking up with a dude.