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    I call my mil Mum.
    Fil passed Away before i met him but after hearing lots and lots about him, i dont think i would have ever called him dad.

    I do it because it feels natural to
    Me now. she's been in my life for 13 yrs. but it wasnt always this way

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    I couldn't call them Mum & Dad, similar to BettyV, I feel it would be disrespectful - I'm adopted too and that's a title my parents have well and truly earned and I wouldn't call anyone else that, even my natural mother I have a hard time referring to as my Mother when talking about her. I just call them by their first names, same as DH calls my parents by their first names.

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    wow that's weird. Mum and dad are very special denomination IMO.

    I call my ILs by their names and they'd be very weirded out if I were to call them mum and dad considering even their kids call them by their first name 😉

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    I've a good relationship with my in laws, in fact I get along with my fil better than my own dad. However I will never call them mum and dad, just use their first names. They aren't my parents. I would be gutted if ds ever called another woman mum, even if she was a lovely chick

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    Tam ask dh if he would be cool with your dd calling another guy dad.

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    Tam ask dh if he would be cool with your dd calling another guy dad.

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    I love this question. I'll have to ask him. But I suspect he'll say 'yep that's fine. It means she has another family who loves her.' And he'll probably say that just to be the opposite to me. Lol

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    My friends and i would call each others parents mum and dad as well when we were in our teens. My parents have never ever been bothered by it.
    If my kids did the same to in laws i honestly would not mind.

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    I agree with others. I only have one mum and one dad, I see no reason to call in laws mum and dad. I don't understand why this is such a big deal to your DH

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    I adore my inlaws but I would never call them mum and dad. I would feel like I was disrespecting my own parents.
    I have accidently called my MIL mum and it left me in tears. My own mother has passed away and it felt so sorry wrong to call someone else mum even though it was a mistake.

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    My MIL passed away years ago and I never (even when we were on friendly terms) called her Mum and I have only met FIL once so would never call him Dad, DH doesn't even call him Dad. DH calls my parents by their first names when addressing them but if he is talking to me or my siblings he will call them Mum and Dad or Nan and Pop if he is talking to the kids. The only person I have come even close to calling Mum is my best friend from high schools Mum and I call her Mamma *insert first name here* and my friend does the same with my Mum.


 

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