Why use the name 'in law'Even though many people after marriage may be having very good relations with their in laws, sometimes it looks as if the name ' in law' itslef creates problems.
After marriage, there is an amalgamation of families and relatives from both sides and the way of addressing is still different.
For example, why is it 'brother in law ' and not simply brother.Another way of addressing should be 'brother in real' or 'brother for life' since these relations are joined together for life.
Brother in law still sounds a bit on the legal side only and does not carry warmth in the way of addressing and hence the feeling of not really being a part of the family.
In India, we address a brother in law as 'devarji' or 'jethji' in terms of age and not simply 'bhai'
These are my views totally and members may post their opinions on the same.