A glimpse into a sad future
Remember how we said that people subconsciously look for their parent’s qualities in a spouse? Well, that’s exactly what he learned when spending time with his in-laws. He found a lot of similarities between himself and his FIL. Meanwhile, his wife was just a younger version of his MIL.
Now, it’s not that this guy’s in-laws were inherently bad people. The main issue was that they were boring, as in they hardly interacted with each other. At that moment, he realized that he was headed in their direction. No communication, no happiness, just co-existing. He wanted more from a relationship, and his in-laws showed that he wasn’t going to get it if he stuck around.