Mothers-in-law are generally considered nightmares for both husbands and wives. Often, the entire house goes into an upheaval as soon as any one mother-in-law comes to live with a couple. While one of you might be comfortable, the other is having the worst time of their life.
It is often said that a mother’s love is infinite in the universe, but no one has ever tried to even consider the mothers-in-law. Yet, we here are going to dare to venture into the unknown and shed a little light on how to deal with your mother-in-law based on her zodiac sign.
1. Aries (21 March- 19 April)
Right from the day their child gets married, the mother-in-law starts marking her territory and actually competes with you for your husband/wife’s attention.
The best and easiest way to deal with an Aries is to let them have those few moments of victory or pleasure, while you know in your heart who is actually winning.
P.S. - Aries is also the name of the 'Greek God of War'. Although not same, there are similar traits that come with this sign.
2. Taurus (20 April-20 May)
This zodiac is represented by the Bull and that itself must be enough to tell you what type of mothers-in-law they would make. Although immensely caring for their own child, she will not think for even a second before ripping you apart quite literally, if she feels like her child is in any kind of trouble because of you.
Dealing with a Taurus mother-in-law is probably an easy enough task. Just don’t get angry with your husband/wife, while she's is around.
3. Gemini (21 May-20 June)
People of this sign are known to be two-minded, uncertain and quite witty, which in a mother-in-law is only multiplied.
Dealing with a Gemini is quite a tricky affair indeed, but on the other hand, you might get a few more compliments than the others. In order to deal with them, you have to be like them and be prepared for things they haven’t even told you to do.
4. Cancer (21 June-22 July)
Cancereans are quite emotional and tend to make strong bonds. Mothers-in-law of this zodiac are headstrong and don’t easily accept you. However, when they do, it’s for life.
In order to deal with them, all you need to do is give them some time to understand you and you are, quite literally, set for life.
5. Leo (23 July-22 August)
Leo mothers-in-law take immense pride in what they do and especially in how they have raised their child.
It’s mostly a good idea to avoid questioning your husband/wife’s upbringing in front of your mother-in-law or you will be in big trouble.
6. Virgo (23 August-22 September)
People of this zodiac are more fun loving and often like organizing parties. If you do get a mother-in-law who is a Virgo, then it’s probably a good idea to let them organise your husband/wife’s birthday party or any other function if you want them to like you.
7. Libra (23 September- 22 October)
They are known for their ‘iron fist in a velvet glove’ trait and often try to take control silently with immense patience. One of the most brutal zodiacs, you need to be immensely careful and very observant in order to deal with mothers-in-law of this sign. Even the slightest shift in balance of power may lead to your unhappiness.
8. Scorpio (23 October- 21 November)
These people don’t trust easily and often take a lot of time to connect. Till you earn their trust, they will doubt you for even the tiniest of things. In order to win them over, it’s a good first step to put your faith in them and keep proving yourself to them for the little time they need to trust you.
9. Sagittarius (22 November- 21 December)
Saggitarians love going out and having different experiences. So, the next time your mother-in-law comes home, be ready with your bags packed to go on a trip with her and be all set to try new and different things. This will definitely put you in her good books.
10. Capricorn (22 December- 19 January)
People of this sign are very ambitious, successful and immensely goal-driven. Once they make up their mind, it’s almost impossible to convince them otherwise. Your mother-in-law might always compare you with her own life instances and the best way to deal with her is to just listen and forget what you feel unnecessary.
11. Aquarius (20 January- 18 February)
Aquarians are unpredictable people. At one time, your mother-in-law will be giving you a lecture on how to follow rules and regulations, while the next moment, they themselves will rebel against these laws. You have to be more of a parent with them rather than it being the other way around.
12. Pisces (19 February- 20 March)
Mothers-in law with this sign are like an emotional sponge. They often are ready to hear you out and give you all the advice you need. Though, if they have an opinion, you’d better listen or they will shut you down very firmly. The more you talk to them, the better you will bond and the better your relationship will shape up.
Defining any relationship in quantifiable terms in itself is a tedious task, but when it comes to mothers-in-law, it’s a whole different story. Everything else aside, the love of a mother will always trump everything and thus, even if you concede to your mother-in-law, it’s not a complete loss, for someday you too will walk in their shoes.