Remember the Jennifer Lopez starred movie, “Monster In¬ law,” where an enthusiastic Lopez has to wrestle with the crafty ministrations of her sly mother-in-law, played by Jane Fonda? Well, truth can be stranger than fiction, and if your mother-in-law happens to share an alarming similarity with Fonda’s character, it’s time to keep her on her toes. How to do so? Take a quick sneak peek at the article.Continue reading
What Dickens had surmised during the conception of Miss Murdstone’s character is unforeseeable, but it’s pretty transparent that he shared his protagonist’s views in tarnishing Miss Murdstone as a “steely and cold” woman. Now, who is Miss Murdstone? Well, Miss Murdstone in Dickens’ “David Copperfield” embodies all those dominating sisters-in-law, whose sole purpose seems to disarray the placid lives of their almost perfect brother’s totally imperfect wives.Continue reading
This article is a part of The Complete Guide to Dealing with your Mother-in-law – Chapter Six
It’s wonderful if your mother-in-law is your best buddy. But what if you are stuck with an intrusive mother-in-law who doesn’t respect your personal space? As I already said in one of my previous posts, the concept of boundaries does not exist in India as they do in the west. Mothers-in-law believe that they have all the rights on their son’s life, thus end up invading your private life.Continue reading
It is said that even the worst of the situations have a lesson hidden in it. The sensitive topic of mother-in-law daughter-in-law relationship needs no introduction. A bitter argument with an overbearing mother-in-law is quite easy to start but have you ever tried to see what life wants to to learn? Here are 12 of them. Feel free to add more of them in the comments section below.
I understand you!
I know what’s it’s like to be with a mother-in-law who is overbearing and narcissistic. I can understand the obstacles you face.
While not all mother-in-laws are unbearable, it’s a real headache if yours is not one of them. I have tried to list out some common problems faced by young wives and given possible solutions to them.
My attempt is to share with you a complex phenomena of the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationship that has wreaked and stolen peace from many marriages. While the society portrays the mother-in-law as rude, who cared to hear her side of the story? Here’s my attempt. A letter from the Indian Mother-in-law to all the daughter-in-laws.
Indian mother in law and daughter in law relationship can be quite a complicated one because this is a power struggle between two women who are craving for the attention of a single man.
The Indian mother in law pretty much lived all her life in an orthodox family, totally dominated by her own mother in law, husband and elders of her family. Now, when her son gets married, finally she gets some time to stretch her legs and assume the role of the head of the house. She doesnt hesitate to dominating her daughter in law, believing that she has the right to do so. Continue reading
Here are nine signs that you and your mother in law are going through a cold-war phase and your relationship is totally ruined.Continue reading
This is a part of The Complete Guide to Dealing with your Mother-in-law – Chapter Seven
It is very important for a daughter in law to have peace with her mother-in-law as soon as possible. Otherwise, having a peaceful and a happy married life becomes a dream. So young ladies, it is time to take matter to your hands, instead of getting depressed or blaming your stars.
This article is a part of The Complete Guide to Dealing with your Mother-in-law – Chapter Thirteen
When was the last time we were grateful to our mother-in-law?
Your husband wouldn’t even be on this planet if it weren’t for your mother in law. Lets face it. She’s his mother and knows him the best. She took all the pain to bring him up for what he’s today. If your husband supports you, and treats you with respect, then you owe a lot to her.
Trust me, she may be jealous of you that her son is now your man. She may be bitter, she may offend you, but all these actions are only a result of the fear. She treats you as a part of your family. And deep inside she loves you. And once she is sure that you are no harm to her family, she expresses her love in a very surprising way and becomes possessive over you just as she is possessive over her son 😀 She loves to see her son happy and hence makes sure you are happy as well.
She loves your kids and makes a good grand mother. Remember your childhood moments with your own granny. The fairy tales, the gifts and the cuddle. You still cherish those moments, don’t you?. Be grateful to your mother-in-law because she will make sure to give your kids a great time and they cherish their memories when they grow up.
Are you grateful to your mother in law? Feel free to comment below