Mother-in-laws’ worst traits
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Four out of ten women have an "uneasy" relationship with their mother-in-law, a survey has revealed.
The study by online researchers OnePoll found that millions of women find themselves having daily fight with their hubby's mother, over everything from dress sense to the household finances, the Daily Mail reported.
It also found that as many as one in ten women are currently not in speaking terms with their mother-in-law following a particularly bitter row.
Sharing opinions on raising the kids was the most common cause of arguments.
Mother-in-law frequently saying "In my day, we did it like this..." also ranked highly on the list of top bones of contention, as did taking credit for all her son's good points because "he takes after her."
Mothers-in-law giving children too much junk food or interfering with financial matters were also common.
About half of women respondents said they have had a row with their partner about his mother.
And 15 percent women came close to ending their relationship over friction with her.
"This report seems to suggest mothers-in-law know exactly how to push the buttons of their daughters-in-law," a OnePoll spokesman said.
Mother-in-laws' worst traits are:
1. Sharing their opinions on how to raise your children
2. Acting like they know what's best
3. Declaring: "In my day, we did it like this..."
4. Criticising your mothering skills
5. Giving your children too much junk food
6. Acting as if she knows what your children like and don't like
7. Not listening
8. Making out they know their son better than you
9. Tidying up on arrival at your house
10. Interfering in financial matters
11. Taking credit for her son's good points because he "takes after her"
12. Asking her son "are you eating well enough, you look thin"
13. Telling you: "You could do with losing a bit of weight"
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