Dear Mother In Law, I Want You To Know These Little Things About Me | POPxo

Dear Mother In Law, I Want You To Know These Little Things About Me

Rayman Gill

Assistant Editor, POPxo

It's no surprise that saas-bahu relationships can be complicated. The realities of marriage include a mother-in-law you're supposed to love like your own mom! Here’s what every new bride wants her mother in law to know.

1. I am not perfect


I'm new to being a wife and a daughter-in-law and it's inevitable that I will make mistakes. After all, this is real life and not an Ekta Kapoor plotline. I am no Tulsi/Parvati so it might help to lower your expectations!

2. I am not the enemy


I might call you 'mom' but like any new relationship, let's take our time getting to know one another. Believe it or not, I am not the Mogambo to your Mr India.

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3. I want us to be friends


Instead of being jealous and suspicious, let's make an effort to create a happy and loving relationship. So Mom, please make 'frandship' with me?

4. It's my life


Please stop dropping hints. My uterus = my business!

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5. My career is important to me


My career gives me satisfaction and a sense of purpose. Please don't expect me to take an off every time we have guests in the house. Being an 'adarsh bahu', unfortunately, doesn't pay my bills.

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6. No fashion policing, please!


I am as awesome in my jeans as I am in that Banarasi saree! You better get yourself ready for this jelly!

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7.  My parents will always be important to me


Just as I will honour my responsibilities towards my husband's family, I will also fulfill my duties towards my own parents. They have raised me all these years - I cannot let them down!

8. I need my space


My friends are an important part of my life and I want to step out and party with them. Maybe one day I'll ask you to join us!

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9. I am not you


I believe you when you say that you were the perfect wife who woke up at 6 am to pack your husband's tiffin, always kept your head covered and gave your MIL a daily head massage. But I am not you! And there isn’t just one way of being caring!

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Published on Dec 18, 2015
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