If the philosophy of ‘happy wife, happy life’ is true then how do you factor in the presence of some mothers-in-law who seem determined to rant, rage and possibly ruin your relationship with your spouse? We all know that when you get married to a man, you marry into the family and the whole package that comes with it good or bad. But what happens when there is more bad than good? If the woman that gave birth to him is a ‘monster-in-law’ how will her words and attitude impact your relationship?
It is that time of year again when you get to feast on all the roast yam, asham and snow cones you can devour; you can hear the steady rhythmic drumming of Kumina, dinki mini and gerreh and bask in the sights and sounds of authentic maypole, quadrille and other folk dances. Yes, it is Festival time!
So you heard that Trevor your friend from around the corner has kicked the proverbial bucket and has gone to the land beyond the skies (hopefully). You found out the date of the funeral, wore your Sunday best and turned up early to say your goodbyes…only to be visually assaulted by sights that would make your grandmother blush and the pope faint!
The ‘in-law’. A word that can drive fear and frustration in the heart of even the most confident individual. Everyone wants to get along with their in-laws but this is not always possible and when they becoming interfering, it can test the foundation and bonds of even the most loving relationships.