Cupid's Pulse Article: Little Fockers with Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Robert DeNiro and more…Cupid's Pulse Article: Little Fockers with Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Robert DeNiro and more…

Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) was fortunate enough to meet his soul mate (Teri Polo), fall in love and get married.  He is living the dream, but there’s just one problem — his father-in-law.  Retired CIA Agent, Jack Byrnes (Robert DeNiro) makes Greg’s life extremely difficult throughout the first two films before finally accepting him as a son-in law.  Now, in the third installment of the hilarious Fockers trilogy, with a birthday bash for Greg and Pam’s twins right around the corner, Jack must accept Greg as the man of the house.   Will the inevitable accusations, fabrications and confusion finally get the best of Greg, or will his love for his wife and his Little Fockers shine through and prove his worth as the family’s next “Godfocker?”


How can you deal with difficult in-laws?

Cupid’s Advice:

There is constant tension between Greg Focker and his father-in-law.  But even though it knocks him down, he gets back up and overcomes it for love. If you find yourself in the same position, Cupid has some advice:

1. Set boundaries: Making the rules of the house is between you and your spouse.  It’s not between you, your spouse and their parents. Work as a team with your special someone to set limits and then communicate those to your in-laws.  They don’t have to agree, but make sure they understand.

2. Communicate directly: If something is bothering you about your in-laws, don’t communicate with them via a third party.  Don’t ever get involve your spouse or kids.  Go directly to the source, and they might even respect you for it.

3. Always be kind: Above all else, be kind and respectful.  Even if it’s extremely difficult, keep your friendly face on.  When you really have nothing pleasant to say, hold your breath and smile.

Release date: December 22nd, 2010