Photo by Matt Gross

Now that it’s almost summer, it’s entirely possible that if you’re coupled up, you will spend a weekend (or even an entire week…the horror) with your partner’s family on vacation.

This can be treacherous grounds, ladies. Usually one day into this kind of thing, one is ready to sneak off into the night, cut the boat from the shore and make a frantic, ill-advised run for it.

But it needn’t be this way. Here are some ways to survive travel with your in-laws, such as they are: