On this forum, we often hear from ladies who have some differences with their mother-in-law.
Well, apparently this British doctor thinks it is because that is how women are. Pre-wired to dislike their mother-in-law/daughter-in-law because each woman is vying to be the matriarch of the family.
Could this be true? :shrug: Who knows? But it is a bit interesting to consider.
It is the butt of jokes at dinner tables, the source of arguments at family gatherings and has even been grounds for divorce.
Now, the reason behind the age-old problem of feuding between mothers-in-law and their sons’ wives has been answered. Wives are programmed to dislike their partner’s mom.
A new book by a British relationship expert, Dr. Terri Apter suggests that even if a wife or girlfriend wanted to like her in-law, she already has an expectation they won’t get along, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Follow the link below for the full story.
And here is another source.