Question by The Evil Mother in Law : How many people believe “hating their mother-in-law” is an American tradition? So many women vehemently hate their mother in laws.
It makes me wonder if this mentality is not part of why wars exist. Children are forced to hate those they grew up with, depended on and had loved, so that they can have a new love (who is full of hatred for anything connected to that persons childhood).
Are we conditioned to hate family? Maybe this is why divorce is high. If forced to hate the family your mom or at least tolerate the constant meanness, isn’t is logical the this person has learned how to let go already and so it is easier to eventually hate his current mate and move on to the next love, kind of like a fact of life that you eventually hate those you once profoundly loved.
Manwhore, as much pain as I am in for being excluded from my son’s family so his wife doesn’t threaten to take his children away from him, your joke did make me laugh.
MysticFo: so when your children grow up, will you be uncontrolling and never interfere in your child’s life again? If that child comes to you for advice, you will send him or her away saying your hand have been wiped clean of any further involvement? Or will you lend an ear and be there in case they fall?
I think DIL laws sometimes want to isolate their mate so he is trapped to do everyting she wants rather than compromise.
Bookworm, I also had the perfect situation, I adore my MIL and my husband equally cherished my mom. This is new to me.
Even her friends are shocked that after 7 years of marriage she only now decided I am evil and must be eliminated. She used to actually look forward to my visits and once said she so looked up to me (I knew her since she was 13 and best friends with my daughter, now she is 33 and had decided my daughter was evil years ago. (My son and daugher were very close as children so they call each other when my son’s wife isn’t around).
Barba: what you decribe is what society expects a mother to do. If not, laws have been made to assure neglected children will have their needs met.
So, at what point do you plan on pushing your children out of your life? Has your mom cut you lose so that you will never need her or just want her company in the future? Best answer:
Answer by Sirius Black the manwhore ™
What’s the difference between in laws and outlaws?
Outlaws are wanted
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