WELLNESS & FITNESS

Mother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding Photo

Date July 31, 2019 13:27

There's an age-old stereotype that moms usually compete with their son's romantic partner for his attention and love. This has bred several stories of mothers-in-law who have issues with boundaries when it comes to their son's relationships.

Mother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoYAKOBCHUK VIACHESLAV / Shutterstock.com

It is considered healthy for a parent to understand their limits especially when the child is an adult and in a stable relationship or marriage. But this isn't always the case. And instances of mothers constantly trying to insert themselves in all areas of their child's life have gotten a lot of reactions on social media.

Mother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMonkey Business Images / Shutterstock.com

Creepy wedding photo?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This is probably why one Reddit user felt her wedding photo told all it needed to. The user, @Lonelylonerness, posted a picture taken on her wedding day.

Upon first glance, there seemed to be nothing wrong with the photo which featured four people. The bride and the groom are in the middle, then on the left side is the mother of the groom while on the right is presumably the father.

My wedding photo. I'm the other woman. from r/JUSTNOMIL

However, the issue was the way the mother of the groom was clutching at him which some considered much too close for comfort. While standing super close to him, she had one hand underneath his tie and seemed to be holding on quite tightly.

Mother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoPavel Kubarkov / Shutterstock.com

The poster simply captioned the picture:

My wedding photo. I'm the other woman.

Several other Reddit users dropped comments on the photo with many calling it 'gross' and 'creepy'. One user, @kindfulness said;

Gross dude. Her hand is even under the tie... to get even closer to him?

@clean-pillows-please wanted to know, "Is she trying to put her hand inside his shirt??" while @walking_the_dead said "this woman is creepy, but why is he hugging her as well? Wtf!"

@racoonwhisperer also gave a verdict on the photo, "it's creepy, and although she thinks she's going unnoticed, it's an epic fail lol."

How to build a good relationship with your mother-in-law

Sure, no one wants to deal with pushy and nosy in-laws. But getting along with your partner's side of the family can make for a smoother situation overall.

Mother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoViktoriia Hnatiuk / Shutterstock.com

According to Bridestory, some great ways to improve your relationship with your mother-in-law include;

  • Remaining polite;
  • Saying nice things about her son;
  • Giving compliments;
  • Asking for advice and help;
  • Getting to know her.

Mother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding PhotoMother-In-Law Is Described As 'Creepy' After She Clutched Her Son Around The Waist In "Gross" Wedding Photowavebreakmedia / Shutterstock.com

Of course, all this will only matter if your partner's mother is willing to respect boundaries and show you some consideration too.