Respect for the woman who raised your guy is preferable, but you should also find a means to minimize her power in your home.
Having your mother-in-law involved in your husband's life might be a major issue at times. Some ladies have told me that they wish their partners' mothers were no longer alive.
Others have stated that they would not marry a man whose mother is still alive. It's almost as if your mother-in-terror laws are the start of knowledge.
But, whatever the situation may be, she's still alive and well in your relationship. Here are five things you should never say to your mother-in-law to keep things sane and joyful.
1. "Don't ever come back to my house":
The majority of mothers-in-law despise these words. They despise it when their wives offer them ultimatums that prevent them from seeing their sons anytime they want.
They believe it is their right to know everything about their kids' life, but they do not believe you should have the same right.
2. "You're a terrible mother":
No mother, including yourself, wants to be labeled a horrible mother. Yes, she's a thorn in my side, but does that make her a horrible mother?
The truth is, she was the mother of the "nice" guy you're seeing or married to now.
You'll come across as nasty, ungrateful, and disrespectful to her. This could hurt your relationship.
3. “Keep your distance from my husband”:
Any mother will be hurt by these statements. Regardless of how you look at it, your husband is her son.
So, already, pay her some respect! Don't be the one to tell her that some mothers are cruel, even to their children.
Allow her son to handle it. She's been in her son's life for what seems like an eternity, so for her to avoid the man she raised is unfair.
4. "You didn't do a better job raising your son":
Any mother despises it when her capacity to be a good mother is questioned, particularly by her daughter-in-law.
5. "You're a witch," says the narrator.
This is extremely insulting to African mothers. Unless you are a powerful man of God or interested in Spiritism, proving someone is participating in witchcraft is nearly impossible.
If you don't believe in any of these, you may not have the right to declare someone a witch, especially your mother-in-law. Go down on your knees and pray instead!
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