Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers say they will divorce a man whose mother is giving them hell

60% of PNP readers say they will divorce a man whose mother is not making life easy for them.

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Most mothers find it difficult to let go of their sons even when they are married and have come of age of being on their own.

The thinking of such mothers is that their sons are so special and no other woman can give them the kind of love they can.

Such is the case of a Pulse reader, Linda, who sent in this letter, complaining bitterly on how her mother-in-law has made life difficult for her just because she has refused to let her son live her life.

Read her letter here:

"Dear Pulse,

As I am writing this, I am full of sorrow and I would beg your fans to give me some words of advice so that I would not do something I will live to regret in life.

My name is Linda and I have been married for two years now but I have not known peace in my home. My husband, Ray, is an only child and his parents, especially his mother, dotes on him and even as a married man, she still sees him as her baby.

We live in the family home and she has forbidden him from moving out or even to move into another of the family houses. She says she wants him nearby as she cannot trust any other woman to take proper care of him.

If that was all, I would not bother but Mama is so meddlesome that at times I wonder what she actually wants from me. There is nothing I do that gets her approval.

It is either that I cannot cook proper meals for her son, or I don't know how to pet him when he is angry.

She picks at everything I do, to the ridiculous extent of telling me she knows I am not good in bed for her son. She makes me feel so inadequate and has even hinted at getting a better woman for her son.

To compound matters, my husband has also turned out to be an overgrown baby who feels his mother is the best thing to happen in his life. He wants me to get her permission to do anything, even going to the market.

I am totally fed up and do not know how to tame this troublesome mother-in-law."

This is poll that accompanied the letter:

What would you do if your mother-in-law is making life difficult for you?

How Nigeria voted:

38% - I will stop her from coming to visit

60% - I will divorce her child

2% - I will deal with her

How will you vote here?

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