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Travel accommodations for the in-laws? Study suggests a hotel if it’s 3 days or less

When visiting, parent in-laws spend an average of 3.5 days at a hotel, but will stay at their kid’s house when it’s 5 days or more.

When you’re getting married, there are so many exciting changes to look forward to: waking up every day with your spouse, the adventures you’ll go on, and the family you’ll build with each other.

With so much joy in your future, you may have overlooked one potentially grim detail: More time with your significant other almost always means spending more time with their families, too.

If spending the holidays with your in-laws fills you with dread, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Experts have weighed in on the subject and suggest that it’s our boundaries and expectations that make managing relationships with your partner’s family so notoriously difficult. Families tend to have a very peculiar way of dealing with life (and each other) that may not always be welcoming to a new face.

And while showing up to a family dinner with your in-laws can feel like being the odd man out, we wanted an inside perspective from couples and their families about what it’s really like to navigate the in-law dynamic. Read on as we peel back the layers behind in-law drama and animosity to determine how often in-laws cause discord in marriages, how much time spent together is too much time, and the lengths people go to impress their in-laws before a visit, according to over 950 people.

Porch explored how far people travel to see their in-laws, how much time is spent together, and how to best plan for these trips, according to over 950 people.

Notable takeaways:

  • When visiting, parent in-laws spend an average of 3.5 days at a hotel, but will stay at their kid’s house when it’s 5 days or more
  • Couples content with the distance they live from their in-laws lived an average of 328 miles away, while in-laws are content at 71 miles of separation
  • Ideally, couples are happy with 8.8 visits a year from the in-laws, while parents are content with 23 visits per year
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She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication & Mass Media from Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens and she has been editor and editor-in-chief in various economic magazines and newspapers.

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