My hubby and I have been married almost 2 years and both of our families live in town. A blessing and a curse. We spend every Friday with my family and every Sunday with his, in addition to other holiday, birthday, etc obligations to family. I don't feel like I can manage all of the obilgations and don't like feeling that way about our families. I talk to my family everyday and my hubby talks to his several times a week. Both of our families act like all we are doing is not enough. I've finally decided enough is enough and if they aren't recoginizing that we are really making an effort to keep in touch and see each other often, I want to reduce seeing each set of parents to twice a month. It's something we have wanted to do but it is proving very difficult to get across to our parents that we have other things we have to or want to do. I feel like family obligations are running all of our free time. It just never seems to be enough for them. Has anyone gone through something like this and how did you handle it? I have tried voicing our concerns to our parents but they just seem to think that it's a fight, not a discussion. I think our feelings are valid that we are spending too much time and effort trying to keep everyone happy and hubby and I are suffering.