35% Spaniards consider their relationship with their in-laws satisfactory

The concept of family not only refers to those people with whom the surname is shared or who have a blood link. There are also in-laws such as a brother-in-law, a daughter-in-law or a father in law. There is a whole mythology around these people and although the brother of the couple is always the one who acts believing that he knows everything, in the spouse's parents the topic makes one think of a bad relationship.

But are these prejudices true? As revealed by the Center for Sociological Research, CIS, in its Barometer of March 2018 no. At least with regard to relations with the inlaws since the participants in this study confirm that they maintain an excellent relationship with the parents of their partners. This is more than half of the respondents.


Only 2 percent have a bad relationship

The CIS data shows that most of the participants who have this relationship, a 56,7% of respondents reveals not having this relative and 3.6% does not deal with them, qualifies as "satisfactory" or "very satisfactory this link in which there is no consanguinity." Specifically, 20.5% said "totally satisfactory "this relationship.

At the same time, 14.5% believe that the relationship with their in-laws is "quite satisfactory". What leaves 35% of respondents with a good link with these members of the political family. On the other hand, 2.3% indicates that it is neither "satisfactory" nor "not satisfactory", while only 1.1% stress that this treatment is "unsatisfactory" and 0.9% "not satisfactory" .


In short, data showing that in Spain the topic of the bad relationship between in-laws, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law is not very real and that the political family maintains a good link in this sense.

Relations between brothers

This CIS barometer has also been interested in the relationship between the different members of the family with which blood ties are maintained. A link that is also described as "very satisfactory" by the respondents, shows that the 45,9% notes that the deal with his mother is "totally satisfactory", a percentage that falls to 31.9% in the case of parents.

The fraternal bond is also presented as very strong since 45.5% of the participants rate this relationship as "totally satisfactory" and in a 44,2% in the case of the sisters. At the same time, parents also aim to have a good relationship with their children, at least that is the case in 45.3% of the respondents with children and in 42.5% of those parents with daughters .


Finally, in the case of those respondents who still have a deal with their grandparents (in most cases this relative has already died), the relationship these relatives is also described as "very satisfactory" in most cases. Only one 0,2% Rate this deal as "not at all satisfactory".

Regarding the relationship of grandparents with their grandchildren, 24.2% of respondents indicate that this link is "totally satisfactory", while 3.6% indicates that it is "quite satisfactory". Only 0.2% point to a "nothing satisfactory" treatment, although at this point it should be noted that 67.6% do not have this type of family, a symptom of the decline in the birth rate in Spain.

Damián Montero

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