How does yours fall into place with your family? Is she simply his mother. (A very important roll of course). How much does her opinions matter to your fam? How much does hubby listen to her? Over you? Influence onyour kids? Do the have "authority" over you as your "elders"? Do you live with them?
She is his mother, not mine. I respect her for the fact that she raised the man I married over 30 years ago. I see her maybe 2x a year and that is 2x too many. BUT I do make sure DH calls them at least once a week and goes to see them whenever he wants, they are in their 80's and the health is failing. Sad part is I don't really think she cares. The only ones she seems to care about are her 4 daughters and their 10 kids. Always was that way but the last few years it has gotten worse, she says that it is too inconvenient for any of the other family to come to our house, so I figure it is too inconvenient for me to go to them.
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No we wouldnt live with our parents... I dont think that is right. We are adults and can support ourselves... there is no need to live off mommy and daddy.
She is the woman who raised the man I love. I call her mom, respect her, and listen to her advice. We are very different in some ways but respect each other and accommodate those differences with out complaint. She is more than welcome to "influence" our children because she is a wonderful, moral, honest woman... and did a great job raising my husband. As far as "authority" as an elder... some what. I will give her the respect and thoughtfulness and will concede to some of her wishes. But again... she would never demand anything that would be offensive or wrong for me or my family.
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