Hi, My DH speaks to my parents in a reserved manner I.e when they ask him something he replies and occasionally laughs and jokes around in their presence. He is not proactive in discussions or never initiates a conversation let alone calling them. Due to this, I don't feel like talking to his parents freely. I also try to restrict but my MIL asks my DH to give phn all the time they talk and so I'm compelled to talk. My parents also feel it wudve been nicer if he was more free with them. But are all son in laws lik this? Does your DH make a good conversation with your parents?. My DH is shy nd reserved by nature. I kno he has nothin against them but coz I'm constantly telling him to be free nd talk them he becomes conscious nd tries to avoid even more. Then how do I tell him to be more free, not only my parents but colleagues too. Thanks everyone.