Noooooo. Some of them are real jerks and I wouldn't even associate with them if they weren't "related".
I was friends with my ex-husband's family for many years after our divorce.
For the most part yes. When I married him, I married the family too. There is a member of his family who I can't stand, but out of respect for his wife and children, who I love dearly, I treat him with grudging respect.
Yes I have.... Especially the moms. Moms love me :) they don't know I'm certifiable. I hide it well :p
More than my own sorry relatives. I married above my station, and was graciously embraced into their family.
No I haven't at all! My Mother's side of the family is very Prudy (well some of them) and my Dad's side is very mentally deranged.
Yes I love my ex's family and they love me. They have always felt sorry for me having to endure him during and after marriage when we shared a child. They agree their sibling is not well in the head. His mother loved me and I loved her but she died a few years ago. I always made sure our child got to spend lots of holidays and vacations with them and they thanked me saying they knew how hard it must be for me not to have my child during Christmas. I really appreciated that.
Now my sister who died a few years ago...her husband...my brother-in-law...I always have had a hard time understanding him for the last 35 years and he really rubs me the wrong way. He has severe OCD (certifiable-lol) and it comes off as being selfish but he isn't being selfish, he just can't think any other way. I just try and stay away from him best I can (I can feel my chest get tight just thinking about him)
For the most part, yes. As long as we keep to reasonable amount of time spent with them, and not over do it.