Such is the plight of daughters-in-law in India!
The other day, while browsing through Quora, (an online platform for questions and answers), I came across a common question. Someone had asked,
“Why do a majority of Indian mothers-in-law mistreat their daughters-in-law?”
Someone from another country answered, “Why do you give a damn?!”
Well! For most Indian audiences, this isn’t a funny question. This isn’t a strange one either, or one most women can ignore. If you are an unmarried woman or are already married, chances are you will stop by and read through the responses! And why shouldn’t you? Such is the plight of most daughters-in-law in India.
Why Is The MIL-DIL Relationship So Strained?
It’s actually quite a complex matter to understand. Sometimes, it seems like most moms-in-law are boiling with anger for years – like a trait which is passed on from one generation to another. It seems that they have just been waiting for the right moment to take all their frustrations out on the daughter-in-law! The lack of positive environment for new brides arises out of this systematic and gradual infliction…
Besides, some Indian husbands also have a different agenda in mind. In order to strike a balance between relationships, they dare not speak up (or back) to their mothers at all… Continue Reading..