If you are to marry with a boy hailing from a Joint Family.
Headstrong Mother-in-Law

Over the years, I have come across cases where the lovers got married with each other and within a few years, they have problems. 

Besides other reasons, the difference in family life style is an important cause for the disputes. More so with the couples where the boy has been raised in a Joint family. 

During the initial period of courtship, the lovers do not appreciate that this difference could lend them into trouble. Even in the case of arranged marriages, the parents fail to identify this as a potential risk factor. 

If you are  engaged to a boy who lives in a Joint Family or if you are married recently and have to stay with your in-laws in a joint family; you need to take care of the following characteristics of this system.