I feel for you because I was in the same situation. Even though we are now divorced, while we were married, his mom wore the pants in that family and still does. In his moms eyes, he could do no wrong and everything he did was acceptable, and if you dare stand up for yourself to him or her, the gauntlet was thrown and a major battle ensued! I eventually learned to stand up to her but it made the situation worse ... it even lead to a major blowup which almost turned violent... see, I caught him in another one of his lies and because I confronted him on it and his lie was exposed, she made my life a living hell from that point on ... even more than she did before. I am sorry, but when you are married I believe that your husband should stand behind YOU and back you up on issues that concern you or your children, not cower and bow down to his mother .. that is not a man! Break the apron strings already!
at 11:19 AM on Jun. 21, 2008