Having a good relationship with my mother-in-law has made a huge difference in my marriage. My husband is proud of me for always connecting with my mother-in-law and having a good relationship with her. Of course this relationship has been built over time and we have grown closer over the years. If you want to have a great marriage (almost 30 years now) one of the key ingredients is a quality relationship with the relatives. This also shows your children how relationships work and will lead them to happy marriages as well. And for those who think this information is baloney, remember my words when you are having another issue and problems with husband/wife and in-laws. A good relationship just makes life sweeter and less stressful.