My previous boyfriends' mothers have ranged from lovely to dead, so I never experienced conflict with them - thank God. The only thing more embarrassing than fighting over a man with a woman your age is fighting over a man with a woman twice your age who birthed said man. Some mothers are possessive of their male children to a fault, almost like a jealous ex. Others are distant to the point that needing to 'mother' your partner starts to make sense - and turn you off. At least a boyfriend's mom never poisoned me, accidentally or otherwise.
One woman turned to Reddit this week with a real conundrum: she ate bad berry pie her boyfriend's mother made, and when the dessert necessitated an emergency room visit, insurance wouldn't cover it. She asked the mother to cover her hospital bill and all hell broke loose. Is she the *sshole in this situation?