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How to keep your French in-laws on your side

How to keep your French in-laws on your side
Meeting your French in-laws doesn't have to be scary. Photo: AFP
Even back home meeting the in-laws for the first time is scary, but as a foreigner in France it's doubly stressful. So here's ten tips from French blogger Geraldine Lepère to help you survive and even thrive with your new family.

Meeting your French in-laws is a big step in the relationship with your partner, but it doesn’t have to be a traumatic one.

You might be scared because you don’t speak French very well and have heard tales of ferocious French in-laws eating snails and arguing loudly about politics. This may be a bit of an exaggeration.

Don’t freak out. Your in-laws are probably just as nervous as you are and will be delighted to meet you at last.

If you keep in mind these simple tips from Géraldine Lepère, the French lifestyle expert behind the blog Comme une Française, not only will you come through it relatively painlessly, but you might even impress them.

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