You may be in love with your significant other, but that doesn’t mean you feel the same way about their family. The thing is, no matter how much you may want to avoid spending time with the in-laws, establishing good rapport with them can be very important for the health of your own relationship. How do you do that? According to several therapists and dating experts, there are many ways of doing this. One such example is figuring out the rules of the game when you’re with your S.O’s family. While your partner’s family won’t come with a user manual, you do want to get a briefing on what would hypothetically be included in one. This can help you get prepared before meeting with the in-laws. Another thing you can do is plan short and sweet early meetings. Keep the first few meetings to just a couple hours and leave your partner’s family wanting for more. If you want more advice to make having with your partner’s family more bearable, take a look at these great tips.