"I don't want my mother-in-law to sleep in our bed, but my husband doesn't agree with me: am I wrong?"
Daughter-in-law and mother-in-law: two figures who do not always manage to get along in life. If you are lucky enough to get along with your mother-in-law, it could turn out to be one of the best relationships you have, almost on a par with the one you have had with your parents - but if it goes wrong, the relationship can be very difficult to handle.
The subject of this story knows something about this. Despite an initial good relationship with her husband's mother, she had to say something about a certain request her mother-in-law made. Let's see together what it was:
The woman in question told her story in a Reddit post, also asking users for advice. "My husband's mother moved in with us for about a week," writes the author. She continued: "She had to renovate her house and we were very happy to host her. To make her feel good, we emptied a room and put every comfort inside it: a nice bed, TV, curtains, a wardrobe and any other accessory she needed. She was thrilled with the room". So, it was strange and upsetting with what happened next.
One day, returning home from work, the woman entered her bedroom and found her mother-in-law lying on their bed taking a nap. When she woke up, she said how how relaxing it was to sleep in that bedroom rather than the one which had been made up for her. Eventually, she asked her son and daughter-in-law to allow her nap there every day instead of on her own bed.
"When my husband told me what her request was, and that he agreed, I categorically refused to accept this," writes the author. She continued: "My husband got angry and he accused me of wanting to prevent his mother from being at ease in our house and called me selfish. I replied, saying that she was always welcome and that she had a whole room dedicated to herself. But, for me, her request was unacceptable".
Despite this, the husband did not agree with his wife - so much so that he decided not to speak to her until she changed her mind. But is it right to expect your partner to think like you all the time? In addition, the mother-in-law was not suffering in her allotted room. Notwithstanding this, most users sided with the wife.
What do you think about this?