Dear Mother-In-Law, I'm Tired: I Have REAL Goals In Life I Swear

Anonymous Anonymous in Single Women Bad Women on 28 August, 2017

Dear Mother-in-law,

Stop being insecure about how I'm taking control of the family. I have “REAL” goals in my life.

It’s been 2 years since I got married and I have seen the changes in your behavior towards me. You didn’t have to act this sweet and caring, if you just wanted to take revenge for your son had a love marriage. Just because you couldn’t say no to him, you had to take it out on me.

I never imagined myself writing this. Unlike you, my mom was not always around to teach me how to cook. She was busy making a living for our family. And I’m so proud of her.
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She gave up on her wishes to pay our school fees and help us make something good out of our lives. And when I grew up, I took the responsibility on myself to support my family financially just like your son did for you guys.

So, I don’t know how to cook. I don’t know how to worship our favourite gods. There you have it. But rather than taunting me about it, if you just give me a chance to learn and try, I might do it. They say “Our Bahu is like our daughter”, let me correct it– you can never treat your daughter-in-law like your daughter, no way close. I know and I’m very well aware that I cannot replace your daughter, but I have the right to be treated like family.

I did everything I knew I could do just to be accepted. I bought you gifts on every occasion even though I couldn’t do it for my own family.

I gave you all my time but you failed to notice. It’s been 2 years, and I haven't found the time to spend a full day with my family. I’m tired of being the only one to put effort into the relationship.
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According to you, women work only so that they can spend time outside the house. Your son is the one who is actually the sole financial supporter. Just FYI, if I don't support your son financially, your son won’t have the kind of lifestyle he has today. I notice how good you become with me around your son and I fear the day when he will see the hypocrisy in your behaviour.

He respects and loves you a lot. At least for him, try to adjust. I just want to be a part of the family. So stop being insecure about how I'm taking control of the family. I have “REAL” goals in my life.
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