Mother-in-law is turning my husband against me


October 26, 2018

Dear Pastor,

I have been living with my husband and my son for almost five years, but I'm not happy. Things were good at first, but then, my mother-in-law started to poison my husband's mind against me. He would curse me for every little thing. I didn't get the best treatment from him when I was pregnant, but I stuck it out because of my son and because I thought things would get better.

Now, I feel like a prisoner in my own body and as if I'm suffocating slowly. I have lost interest in a lot of things, and I also find myself saying, 'If I had known'. I no longer know what to do.


Dear Unknown,

Your mother-in-law should mind her own business, and your husband should remember that he should pay attention to you and put you first. Foolish men constantly listen to whatever their mothers say about their wives. This is why the Bible says: "A man should leave his mother and father and cling to his wife." Evidently, your husband puts his mother first in everything, and whatever she says, he does.

If you attend church, you may wish to talk to your pastor and ask him to meet with you and your husband for counselling sessions. If you don't believe that your pastor is capable of dealing with the matter, you may ask him to recommend you to a family counsellor.

Tell your husband that you are very unhappy and that you cannot continue to endure any more abuse from his mother. If your husband is not willing to listen to you, you should get advice from a lawyer. Your happiness is important. Don't give him the impression that he can kick you around. Don't stand for that.


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