Mother-In-Law Criticized Her Son’s Wife For "Not Clean House". He Replied That Marriage Was Not About Cleaning.
July 11, 2019 13:45 By Fabiosa
The relationship between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law are complicated, and it’s a fact.
Unfortunately, for various reasons, the two women can disagree on many things or even feel hostile towards each other. Constant intrusion of the mother-in-law into family life even leads to divorce sometimes.
But if there is a real man, everything works out fine. Today, we will tell you about Clint Edwards, a man who nipped a possible future conflict between his two closest women in the bud. Well done!
A clean house is not the main thing
Each of us decides on the level of cleanliness at home. Like many other busy moms, Mel Edwards, a mother of 3, can’t keep her house sparkling clean.
One day, in a telephone conversation with her son, Clint's mom asked out of curiosity:
Doesn't it bother you that Mel won't keep a cleaner house?
For some time, the man couldn’t find the right words to respond to this unexpected question. He decided to post the dialogue with his mother on Facebook. His answer instantly went viral!
You can read the whole story under the photo.
Clint's mother pointed out that his house could be cleaner. But the man believes that this is not only his wife’s fault since marriage is a partnership. He admits that children often make a mess, and there are dishes in the sin, and his house is not as clean as his mother’s house, but it doesn’t bother him at all.
Mr. Edwards wondered what to say to her. He thought that his mother’s perception of his house reflects the era in which she grew up.
As for Clint, when making a choice of his life partner, he was guided by other criteria, such as her smile, character, his feelings for her, and the fact that he wanted her to be the mother of his children.
After a few seconds’ silence, he responded:
I didn't get into this marriage for a clean house. I got into it because she seemed like someone I could spend my life with.
Then the mother-in-law replied:
Well... that probably is more important than a clean house.
There you go – the secret of a perfect marriage. Wouldn’t you agree?
How to get along with your mother or mother-in-law?
Relations with the mother-in-law can be tense, but there is nothing that can’t be fixed.
- Ask her for advice. This way she will feel needed.
- Let her have her say.
- They to understand why she is like that.
- Make her a nice surprise.
- Be grateful.
If you liked Clint's answer and his priorities, share this post with your friends. Perhaps, it will help someone get the values straight!
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