Jeebus, we need scientists to tell us that Mothers in Law are the problem?

The age-old tension between parents and their son’s wife has been ranked as one of the major causes of long-term estrangement in families according to new Cambridge University research.
A unique study of long-term rifts in families in Britain found that parents are not only more likely to lose contact with male children than female children after they get married but that the clash is as likely to centre around the son’s in-laws are as his wife.

Didn’t that great scientist of the human condition point this out some time ago, the late Les Dawson?

10 thoughts on “Jeebus, we need scientists to tell us that Mothers in Law are the problem?”

  1. “Don’t sons tend to marry someone resembling their mothers?”

    I’m wondering how many people have just had a very unexpected light shone into a dark corner of their psyche.

  2. @: Ljh & john square
    There is also a widespread claim that women marry men like their fathers. Both could be due to men inheriting certain dispositions from their fathers and women inheriting some from their mothers.

  3. I used to quite look forward to visits from the mother-in-law. Two women screaming at each other non stop, for a week, in high speed french.
    Gave me a break from being on the receiving end.

  4. ““Don’t sons tend to marry someone resembling their mothers?”
    “I’m wondering how many people have just had a very unexpected light shone into a dark corner of their psyche.”

    Oddly enough, my name was the same as her father’s. And her name was the same as my mother’s.

    Mmm….

  5. My father, source of much practical wisdom, told me this stunning research result when I was scarcely out of short trousers. In fact, isn’t there a folk saying to that effect – something about two women in one kitchen?

  6. Making a man choose between his mother or his wife is a pretty stupid situation to get yourself into, yet people seem to keep doing it

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