Marriage brings with it several other relations, some we might like, some we might detest. It is observed in most cases that women usually have their mother-in-laws at the top of their hate list and do not quite consider them worthy of their time and love.
This might be the major scenario, but there are some cases wherein women actually dote on their mother-in-laws just as much as they would on their very own mothers.
After all, there are a lot of things that you get to learn from her after marriage, that you did not quite know before.
Here are 6 things that your mother-in-law teaches you:
1. New Cuisines
You undoubtedly know several dishes and are probably quite a cook from before, but there are some dishes and cuisines that your mother-in-law will teach you, which you have never before seen or heard of. Tasting these will take you to another world altogether and you will want to know the recipe. In such a case, it would be advisable to politely ask for the same.
2. Things About Your Husband
Considering you had been with your husband even before you got married for quite some period of time, you know most of the things about him. But get ready to be surprised. There are certain habits and preferences of his that your mother-in-law knows better than you. You are going to get to learn a bunch load of things about him that you never knew before, may it be childhood incidents or just some snobby habits.
Accept it or not, in your mother’s house you had a lot more freedom and were able to skip household work without so much as a slap on your wrist. But now things are different and you are somewhere expected to also look into your household chores along with your work responsibilities (this applies for both join as well as nuclear families). Suddenly being in such a predicament can be tricky and stressful. Your mother in law will help you manage your dual responsibilities and slowly you’ll learn from her.
Often in our busy schedules, we forget to keep in touch with relatives and close family friends. In such cases your mother-in-law steps in and guides you on how to organize functions to bring the family together. They teach you how to be the binding glue in the family. While on the other hand when you were at your mother’s house, you could skip a few social events to catch up on some sleep.
5. Handling Kids
This might not hold true for all cases, but it does stand for most of them. After having kids, it is very difficult for a new mother to handle so much responsibility along with managing everything else. In such cases, your mother-in-law steps in and gives you all the help that is required. You watch and slowly learn; before you know it, she has taught you how to be self-sufficient and manage 10 things simultaneously.
6. Plentiful Valuable Advice
You treat your own mother like your friend and hence never really seriously consider her advice or instruction, but somewhere there is just enough formality between you and your mother in law so as for you to take her a wee bit seriously. If you need some advice, it may be about anything and everything; you can always go to her and learn from her. Remember, she means you no harm, after all her son chose to marry you, you’re special.