HKFWS takes a “Family-centric” perspective for service development. We believe family is paramount and devote ourselves to strengthen family wellbeing. Regardless of family backgrounds or facing difficulties, we are pleased to provide support. We also utilise community resources to alleviate their imminent hardships. Some advices are provided by our professional team derived from their past working experience here for your reference when you are in need.

In-law Relationships

My husband and I have been married for more than two years and we get along well. Due to career, we have consensus that we will not have children in the short term. Our decision caused great dissatisfaction from my mother-in-law, who believed that getting married but not having children was a sign of disobedience to the elders. My relationship with my parent-in-law has also become tense because of this. How do I convince them to respect our decision?  

My wife recently arranged after-school dance lessons for our daughter, and plans to enrol her in painting and music theory classes too, in the hope of her advancing to her favourite primary school next year. Meanwhile, my mother is worried that she will have little time to meet my daughter because of the over-whelming interest classes, and often complains to me that my wife does not care about our daughter. Caught in the middle between my wife and my mother, what should I do to ease their relationship?