We get it: The father in law can be intimidating. But don’t keep your mouth shut around him out of deference.
Take it from Bob Gronberg. He first met his son-in-law, Garyt, when he was just a high-school kid dating Gronberg’s daughter.
Gronberg was a little skeptical of the young love, but as the years went on, he was impressed by Garyt’s ability to simply sit down and chat.
“Sometimes it was awkward,” Gronberg says, “but he would engage in conversations about life, goals, and even religious beliefs.”
You don’t have to tackle those heavy topics right off the bat, but you do have to take initiative.