What Is My Relationship to My Nephew's Wife?

Your relationship to your nephew's wife depends on your relationship with him.
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When a family member gets married, it can be initially tricky to understand your role in terms of the new spouse. Understanding your relationship to your nephew's wife helps you approach and interact with her. Once you know how you relate to her, you can better treat her as a new addition to your family.

1 Bond Is the Word

Your relationship with your nephew's wife is largely determined by your relationship with him. If you have taken the time to be present in his life, he will see you as an important figure. The more important you are to him, the more likely he is to include you in his life with new his wife. Thus, she will be much more like a niece to you than simply your nephew's wife. Your bond with his wife will be similar to your bond with your nephew -- the closer you are to him, the closer you will be to her.

S. Grey has a Master of Science in counseling psychology from the University of Central Arkansas. He is also pursuing a PhD and has a love for psychology, comic books and social justice. He has been published in a text on social psychology and regularly presents research at regional psychology conferences.